Albert Ballin Awards

In 2018, to mark the centenary of Albert Ballin’s death on 9 November of that year, Hapag-Lloyd AG established the Albert Ballin Award for Global Action and two Albert Ballin Awards for Globalization Research.

The Albert Ballin Award for Global Action, which comes with a €50,000 purse, will now be awarded at regular four-year intervals from 2018 to individuals or institutions whose innovative actions set an example for how to assume social, cultural and political responsibility for our world. The prize aims to honour global initiatives that foster networking and exchanges among people and cultures as well as those that advocate on behalf of the victims of globalization.

The two Albert Ballin Awards for Globalization Research, each with a €5,000 purse, will be awarded every four years to up-and-coming young academics and researchers whose dissertation research broadens and deepens our understanding of the opportunities and risks of globalization in an exemplary manner. These two research awards will promote innovative and critical projects that use the social sciences, the humanities and cultural studies to investigate the processes and problems of globalization, thereby laying the groundwork for responsible action in the future.

You can find information about the 2018 winners here.

In 2022, we celebrated the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG). On this occasion, we organised the second interdisciplinary symposium on globalisation research in Hamburg and again awarded the Albert Ballin Prizes. More details can be found here.

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