News & Updates 2018

Democracy in decline in Africa
December 2018

Democracy is in trouble in Africa. As author Elena Gadjanova critically notes, Europe and the U.S. far too often look away out of fear of instability (in: MaxPlanckResearch 4, 2018). more
New Board Member
Dezember 2018

Ayelet Shachar, a former member of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Association of Members of the IAS (AMIAS). more
“Dynamics in the Public Understanding of Diversity”
December 2018

Steven Vertovec was the keynote speaker at the Conference "Livable Diversity Summit" at the School of Social Sciences in Melbourne, 6-9 November 2018. more
Visit to the Federal Chancellery
November 2018 Karen Schönwälder visited the Federal Chancellery with the Advisory Council on Cultural Diversity and Equal Opportunities in the Federal Administration. more

Book review
October 2018 On October 12, 2018 Marginalia: Los Angeles Review of Books published a review essay by Robert Hefner on Irfan Ahmad's book "Religion as Critique". more
Interview with Steven Vertovec in Neue Zürcher Zeitung
September 2018

«Wissenschaftlich lassen sich Parallelgesellschaften nicht nachweisen» von Daniel Fritzsche am 29.09.2018 more
New Project
September 2018 Matthias Koenig, professor at the University of Göttingen and Max Planck Fellow at the Institute, wins grant for a collaborative project "Post-imperial diversities – majority-minority relations in the transition from empires to nation-states".
Max Planck Day in Göttingen
September 2018

Science slam at Dots with MPI-MMG researchers Michalis Moutselos and Stefan Schlegel.
Interview with Peter van der Veer in Times Higher Education
August 2018

Times Higher Education: "The Dutch anthropologist discusses growing up in the sectarian Netherlands, following the hippie trail and whether religious tolerance has a future.". more
Shifting Borders of Justice
July 2018

Public Lecture by Ayelet Shachar, entitled “Shifting Borders of Justice: Territory, Market, Migration,” which served as the keynote lecture for the “Migration, Citizenship, and Democracy: Contemporary Ethical Challenges” conference at Harvard University. more
Helen Baykara-Krumme new expert
July 2018

With the compilation of the Ninth Family Report on "Parenting in Germany" is among other Helen-Baykara-Krumme (MPI-MMG) appointed as new expert. more
VAD Young Scholars’ Prize 2018
June 2018

On 28 June 2018, the VAD awarded Michael Stasik a young scholars’ prize in recognition of his excellent doctoral dissertation "Station Ventures. Road Transport, Roadside Economies and Urban Hustle in Ghana". more
We need a paradigm shift in the way we think about migration
June 2018

Steve Vertovec and more than 500 academics call for a science-based approach to policies on immigration and the creation on an International Panel on Migration and Asylum. The Guardian, 28 June 2018 more
From The Ku Klux Klan To Cow Vigilantes: A Scholar Explains Why Lynching is Terrorism
June 2018

HuffPost India spoke with Irfan Ahmad about how such horrific public crimes became routine in India and why civil society seemingly checked out. more
Golden visas, dreamers, and ethics in immigration
June 2018

An Ethics & International Affairs author interview with Ayelet Shachar from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity by the Carnegie Council. more
May 2018

New insights into economic and social change
Researchers of the Max Planck Society and the University of Cambridge collaborate in the Max Planck - Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change. more
Innovations in Visual Methods
May 2018

New visual methods for migration and diversity studies at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Goettingen. more
Keynote Lecture by Peter van der Veer
May 2018

On Friday, June 1 Peter van der Veer will give a keynote at a conference celebrating 145 years of Surinamese Hindustani migration and culture. more
Honorary Doctorate for Steven Vertovec
March 2018

Steven Vertovec received an Honorary Doctorate from Albert Corhay, the Rector of Université de Liège on Saturday, March 24. more
Shifting Borders of Justice
February 2018

Ayelet Shachar, Director and Head of the Ethics, Law and Politics Department, will deliver a public lecture at Harvard University on March 22, 2018. more
New books in Southeast Asian studies
January 2018

The New Way. Protestantism and the Hmong in Vietnam. Interview with Tam Ngo by Nick Cheesman on January 9, 2018. more
The Uninhabitable
January 2018

Afterlives of the Urban South
Smuts Memorial Lecture Series, held by AbdouMaliq Simone at the University of Cambridge I: Ensembles of the Uninhabitable II: Looking out for the Dark III: On the Way Home without a World – the Case of Delhi​ more
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