Events of the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics (in descending order)

"The Law and Politics of Diversity"

Workshops, conferences 2016
Workshop organized by Ayelet Shachar, Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and ... [more]
ETHICS, LAW AND POLITICS SYMPOSIUM [more]

"Legal Multiculturalism: Comparing Gays and Muslims"

Migration and Membership in Troubled Times - Ethics, Law and Politics, Seminar Series 2016/17
  • Date: Oct 18, 2016
  • Time: 15:00 - 16:45
  • Speaker: Christian Joppke (University of Bern)
  • Christian Joppke holds a chair in sociology at the University of Bern (CH). He is also a recurrent Visiting Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University, Budapest, and an Honorary Professor in the Department of Political Science and Government at Aarhus University. He is Member of the German Expert Council on Integration and Migration (SVR). A UC Berkeley Ph.D. (1989), Joppke has taught at the University of Southern California, European University Institute, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), International University Bremen, and the American University of Paris. He also held fellowships at Georgetown University and at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York. His recent books are Legal Integration of Islam (with John Torpey) (Harvard UP 2013), The Secular State under Siege: Religion and Politics in Europe and America (Cambridge: Polity 2015), and Is Multiculturalism Dead? Crisis and Persistence in the Constitutional State (Cambridge: Polity 2017).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Beyond Dichotomous Understandings of Host State Migration Policy: Examining ‘Ambivalence’ in Egypt, Morocco & Turkey"

Migration and Membership in Troubled Times - Ethics, Law and Politics, Seminar Series 2016/17
  • Date: Sep 20, 2016
  • Time: 11:30 - 13:00
  • Speaker: Kelsey Norman (University of California, Irvine)
  • Kelsey Norman is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. She specializes in Comparative Politics and International Relations and her research focuses on Middle East and North African states as countries of migrant and refugee settlement. Between 2012 and 2015 she conducted research in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey and has been affiliated with the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo, the Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco, and the Center for Migration Research at Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey. Her studies are supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada doctoral fellowship, and she has current and forthcoming publications in the International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture, Égypte/Monde arabe, Refugee Review, The Postcolonialist, The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Jadaliyya, Muftah, and The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"The Politics of the Human"

Joint Seminar Series 2015/16 "Diversity and Human Rights"
  • Date: Jun 22, 2016
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Anne Phillips (London School of Economics)
  • Anne Phillips is the Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics. She was previously Director of the LSE Gender Institute, one of the largest centres for gender teaching and research in Europe. Her publications include The Politics of Presence (1995), Multiculturalism without Culture (2007); Gender and Culture (2010); Our Bodies, Whose Property? (2013); and The Politics of the Human (2015). She holds honorary degrees from the Universities of Aalborg and Bristol. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2003 and of the (British) Academy of Social Sciences in 2012.
  • Location: Lichtenberg-Kolleg Historic Observatory, Geismar Landstraße 11, 37083 Göttingen
Co-Sponsored by the Lichtenberg Kolleg [more]

"The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship Authors’ Conference"

Workshops, conferences 2016
Conference organized by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and the ... [more]

"Religious Accommodations in a Diverse Society"

Joint Seminar Series 2015/16 "Diversity and Human Rights"
  • Date: May 11, 2016
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Alan Patten (Princeton)
  • Alan Patten is Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Politics at Princeton University. A citizen of Canada and the United States, he has a B.A. from McGill, an M.A. from Toronto and an M. Phil. and D. Phil. (1996) from Oxford. He previously taught at McGill University and the University of Exeter, and has visited at the State Islamic University of Indonesia in Jakarta. His new book, Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights, appeared in 2014 with Princeton University Press. He is also the author of Hegel’s Idea of Freedom (Oxford, 1999), which won the APSA First Book Prize in Political Theory and the C.B. Macpherson Prize awarded by the Canadian Political Science Association. He is the co-editor, with Will Kymlicka, of Language Rights and Political Theory (Oxford, 2003). His articles have appeared in Political Theory, Ethics, Philosophy & Public Affairs, Journal of Political Philosophy, History of Political Thought, and the American Political Science Review. Professor Patten has served as Associate Chair, Department of Politics, and as Acting Director, University Center for Human Values. He is currently editor of Philosophy & Public Affairs.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Justifying the Secular State: Trans-Atlantic Lessons on the Weakness of Rights as a Basis for Secularism"

Joint Seminar Series 2015/16 "Diversity and Human Rights"
  • Date: Apr 22, 2016
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Ronan McCrea (University College London)
  • Ronan McCrea is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Faculty of Laws in University College London where he lectures on European law, constitutional law and the relationship between law and religion. He is the author of Religion and the Public Order of the European Union (OUP 2010) and Religion et l’ordre juridique de l’Union europeenne (Bruylant 2013). He is a former Referendaire in the Chambers of Advocate General Maduro at the Court of Justice of the European Union and a member of the Bars of England and Wales and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Location: Lichtenberg-Kolleg Historic Observatory, Geismar Landstraße 11, 37083 Göttingen
  • Room: Roter Saal
Organizers: Matthias Koenig (University of Göttingen) & Ayelet Shachar (MPI) [more]

"Between the Kingdom and the Desert Sun: Human Rights, Immigration, and Border Walls"

Joint Seminar Series 2015/16 "Diversity and Human Rights" & Special Lecture Series "Borders, Migrants and Refugees"
  • Date: Jan 20, 2016
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Moria Paz (Stanford)
  • Moria Paz is a legal scholar focusing on the intersection of minorities, immigrants, international law, and human rights. She is currently working on two books, Network or State? International Law and The History of Jewish Self-Determination (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016) and The Law of Strangers – Critical Perspectives on Jewish Lawyering and International Legal Thought (co-edited with James Loeffler) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016). In 2015, her paper, Between the Kingdom and the Desert Sun: Human Rights, Immigration and Border Walls was selected as one of the best works of recent scholarship relating to immigration law in a review published by Jotwell. In 2014, her paper, the Tower of Babel: Human Rights and the Paradox of Language won the Law & Humanities Interdisciplinary Writing Competition and was selected by European Journal of International Law for its New Voices selection for 2014. In 2013, her paper The Failed Promise of Language Rights, was recognized in the New Voices Panel of the American Association of International Law (ASIL) and was selected for the Junior Faculty Forum for International Law. She also won the Laylin Prize for most outstanding paper in international law awarded by Harvard Law School (2007). Her papers have appeared in multiple journals, including Harvard International Law Journal, European Journal of International Law, and the American Society of International Law. Moria Paz is a Fellow at Stanford Law School. She received her S.J.D. doctoral degree from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, she was awarded a number of fellowships, including at the Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations, The European Law Research Center, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Before Harvard, she attended The School of Oriental and African Studies at The University of London (England) and Beijing Normal University (China).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
Co-Sponsored by the Special Lecture Series: Borders, Migrants, and Refugees [more]
FIRST ANNUAL GOETHE-GÖTTINGEN CRITICAL EXCHANGE • Co-organized by AYELET SHACHAR (MPI-MMG) and RAINER ... [more]
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