About the department
The new Department of Ethics, Law and Politics, directed by Ayelet Shachar, was established in July 2015. The Department’s thematic focus is the study of citizenship, migration and diversity from the joint perspectives of law and political theory. The research agenda is informed by the search for answers to cutting-edge theoretical, ethical and legal puzzles; comparative approaches, inter-disciplinary inquiry and international collaboration are strongly encouraged.
Ayelet Shachar, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (MPI MMG), has been awarded the 2019 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for her groundbreaking work on citizenship and the legal frameworks of multicultural societies. Awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Leibniz Prize is Germany’s most prestigious research award.
Impressions of the conference "BORDERS, FENCES, FIREWALLS. Assessing the changing relationship of territory and institutions", October 19-20, 2017 at MPI-MMG, Göttingen
Videos of the workshop "The Law and Politics of Diversity", December 16, 2016 at MPI-MMG, Göttingen
Some photographic impressions of the Opening Reception of the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics, October 18, 2016 at MPI-MMG, Göttingen
Impressions of the first annual Goethe-Göttingen Critical Exchange "Selling Out the Political?: Perspectives from Law, Political Economy & Critical Theory", January 15, 2016 at MPI-MMG, Göttingen