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She campaigns for the future of democracy: The American sociologist, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, develops tools to train resilience to conspiracy theories. The biggest task of our times, she believes, is to maintain social cohesion.
The Cameroonian cultural history scholar Albert Gouaffo is fighting for the acknowledgement of colonial violence and for a history-sensitive approach to cultural assets. His research on forgotten colonial inventories in the depots of German museums is casting light on a dark chapter of German history.