“Every scientist dreams of doing something that can help the world.”

– Tu Youyou, Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine


Through contemporary research on the conditions of the 40 year history of the erstwhile German Democratic Republic (GDR), the International Research Centre DDR (IF DDR), provides foresighted analyses on key aspects of East German society such as on the organization of its economy, the public health care system, the judiciary, the agricultural and educational system, that embody a wealth of relevant knowledge for progressive movements seeking to tackle social challenges today.


„Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.“

– Francis Bacon


Connexus International is committed to meaningful human exchange via the transformative power of a live, participatory, inclusive, knowledge-imparting experience through conferencing, on some of the most urgent issues facing humanity.  

Dilemmas of Humanity

Organizations, research institutes and stakeholders address the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century in a series of conferences. Based on the document “A Plan to Save the Planet”, various areas such as labor, environment, food, etc. are examined. Publications are made available to a wide audience. 

Digital Capitalism Conference

September 2022

Digital Capitalism has exacerbated prevailing conditions of social inequality. Via historical analysis and categories such as labour and commodity this participatory conference sets out to examine its relevance today as one of the great challenges facing humanity.

It will explore the many aspects of how the technological divide has been deepened. It will work on digitalization and extractivism of non-tangible goods such as our data; on access to digital infrastructure; and on the risks and possibilities of Digital Democracy.

Food systems

Will be announced soon

This conference will examine how socialist countries managed to provide food for their populations. The goal is to explore the mechanisms of an agricultural system that was neither driven by profit nor based on private ownership of land and means of production.


„All of us in the academy and in the culture at large are called to renew our minds if we are to transform educational institutions-and society-so that the way we live, teach, and work can reflect our joy in cultural diversity, our passion for justice, and our love of freedom.“

– bell hooks

Coming Soon

Arts & Culture are powerful tools to enhance communication and a sense of belonging. Connexus will support projects that foster cultural exchanges to promote tolerance and international understanding.


„Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they [the oppressed] are so that they can more wisely build the future.“

– Paolo Freire – Pedagogy of the Oppressed

The Hobo Dyer World Map

The Hobo-Dyer projection is an “equal area” projection that correctly reflects the relative size of countries, and is conducive to changing outdated geographic perceptions of the Global South and supporting a modern cartography that is “more equitable for all peoples.” Connexus International is committed to supporting progressive education and to contribute to the public discourse on the history and hegemony in the field of cartography and make a variety of maps widely available under a Creative Commons license.

A website presenting maps and content on the topic is currently being build.


„To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.“

– Nelson Mandela


Connexus International offers support and expertise for our partners in the MENA region, for capacity-enhancing workshops, educational projects that serve their communities, for their work in human rights education, the empowerment and leadership development of women and youth in underresourced and underserved communities.

International Solidarity

„We believe that an individual must endeavor to assume the universalism inherent in the human condition.“

– Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

Perspektive Internationale

By translating internationalist works from German into English and from languages of the Global South into German, Perspektive Internationale endeavors to advance the perception and dissemination of positions that are dedicated to the struggle for a solidary world community.


The first edition of the series of publications by Perspektive Internationale, makes a selection of political essays and poems by the GDR playwright Peter Hacks (1928-2003) available to an international audience for the first time. His writings are not only incisive critiques of the world political events of his time, but also piercing analyses of social conditions that prevailed in both the East and the West. In his examination of the global impacts of these conditions, Hacks always took a strong stance against war and racism and was a staunch proponent for a socialist society. He also regarded Art as having this responsibility.

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