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Christian Felber is a speaker of international standing on economic, social, and political alternatives, a university lecturer and contemporary dance performer. In his lecture series, he introduces CDS students in the Second Semester course Critical Reflection on Relevant Global Challenges to his research topics. Students will learn about key global challenges concerning human needs and rights, democracy, peace, inequality, environmental problems, and climate change. The analytical focus is on the “big underlying systems”, such as the international trade complex, the global financial and monetary system, and the international economic order connected with the institutional bases such as the UN system, the Bretton Woods system, the World Trade Organization, the G20, and the Basel Committee.

Christian Felber studied Spanish, psychology, sociology, and political science in Madrid and Vienna, where he lives and works as an independent writer. He has authored several bestsellers: 50 Suggestions for a Fairer World, New Values for the Economy, Let’s save the Euro!, Change Everything. Creating an Economy for the Common Good, and Money: The New Rules of the Game, which received the getAbstract International Book Award 2014. The Economy for the Common Good received the ZEIT-Wissen Award in 2017. Christian Felber was a lecturer at the Economy and Business University in Vienna from 2008 to 2017, and since 2018 he is a Fellow at the IASS. He in the initiator of the Economy for the Common Good and the project Bank for the Common Good.