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(German ˈraːtənau)
(Biography) Walther (ˈvaltər). 1867–1922, German industrialist and statesman: he organized the German war industries during World War I, became minister of reconstruction (1921) and of foreign affairs (1922), and was largely responsible for the treaty of Rapallo with Russia. His assassination by right-wing extremists caused a furore


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Walther, 1867–1922, German industrialist.
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As a researcher Max Snijder has performed studies for the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), the Rathenau Institute, the European Commission Joint Research Center and the European Parliament.
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Berlin, Sep 19 (Petra) -- Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, on Thursday, received the Walther Rathenau Prize in recognition of her work as an outstanding advocate for peace and understanding between East and West.
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Striking too was that in 1922, after the assassination of the Jewish minister Walter Rathenau, Max Warburg was largely unsuccessful in mobilizing Hamburg's elite to speak out against the murder.
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of Edinburgh, UK) and Van Keulen (technology assessment, Rathenau Institute, The Netherlands) introduce the implications of neuroscience for viewing issues of moral responsibility, gender identity, and even economic and political behavior.
Walther Rathenau provides us with an important case study.
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In Germany Walter Rathenau argued the state had to mobilize technology as the only way to save Kultur.