Onwards and Upwards

Delivering on the Promise of Progress

Our societies are at a turning point. The task ahead for progressives is to create a pathway beyond the current crises. This year’s Summit Reader offers a selection of progressive takes on how to deliver on the promise of progress.

Editors

Patrick Diamond

Circle of Friends
Patrick Diamond is Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London, Vice Chair and Research Director of the partner think tank Policy Network and member of the Circle of Friends of “Das Progressive Zentrum”.

Emma Gasster

Project Assistant
Emma started as an intern with the communications team of Das Progressive Zentrum in April 2022. She graduated from the University of Bremen with a BA in political science and law and is currently studying to attain her master’s degree in social policy.
Progressive Governance: Rise or Demise – How Democracies Can Withstand Authoritarian Attacks
New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode: A conversation between Anne Applebaum and Wolfgang Schmidt
Empowering Cities: Building Urban and Transatlantic Infrastructure
What are successful approaches and polices to the most pressing issues for German and US cities? How can cities and international networks strengthen the transatlantic partnership?
Empowering Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Progress
City leaders share the same worries: Climate change, rising inequality, housing insecurity and health inequity, to name a few. They talk about working towards progress. But how can a city’s development in these areas really be assessed?

Florian Ranft

Member of the Management Board and Head of Green New Deal
Florian Ranft is Member of the Management Board and Head of Programme Economic and Social Transformation and focuses on inclusive growth and the future of work. In previous capacities, he was Head of Policy and International at Policy Network, and a former Senior Research Analyst at the Centre for Progressive Policy, both think tanks based in London.
Progressive Governance: Rise or Demise – How Democracies Can Withstand Authoritarian Attacks
New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode: A conversation between Anne Applebaum and Wolfgang Schmidt
The Disregarded
A study on the importance of regional perspectives for the great transformation
Talking Progress: Germany’s Political Turning Point
New „Talking Progress“ Podcast episode: Ricarda Lang and Tobias Dürr analyse the German election

Patrick Diamond

Circle of Friends

Emma Gasster

Project Assistant

Florian Ranft

Member of the Management Board and Head of Green New Deal

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