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"Pathways to Success. The Second Generation in Germany, France, Sweden and the Netherlands"

Open Lectures Autumn 2014
  • Date: Dec 11, 2014
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Maurice Crul (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Maurice Crul is a professor of Sociology at the VU University in Amsterdam and the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. His most recent books include The Changing Face of World Cities co-authored with John Mollenkopf and Superdiversity. A New Vision on Integration. He is international chair of the IMISCOE network. Last year he was a distinguished guest professor at the Advanced Research Collaborative of CUNY in New York.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall


Workshops, conferences 2014
  • Date: Dec 7, 2014
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Location: Los Angeles
Session on the 2014 American Anthropological Associoation Annual Meeting [more]

"From Madrasa to Underground and Back: Is Turkish Secularization Path-dependent?"

Seminar Series MPI Fellow Group "Governance of Cultural Diversity" 2014/15

"The urban roots of immigrant rights movements - Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Paris"

Open Lectures Autumn 2014

"Poor@Play: Digital life beyond the West"

Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2014/15
  • Date: Nov 25, 2014
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Payal Arora (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Payal Arora is the author of several books including Dot Com Mantra: Social Computing in the Central Himalayas (Ashgate, 2010) and The Leisure Commons: A Spatial History of Web 2.0 (Routledge, 2014; Winner of the EUR Fellowship Award) as well as co-author of The Shape of Diversity to Come: Crossroads in New media, Identity & Law (in press; Palgrave) and Poor@Play: Digital Life beyond the West (expected 2016; Harvard University Press). Her paper on digitization of information won the 2010 Best Paper Award in Social Informatics by the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). Her focus and expertise lies in the anthropology and sociology of new technologies, specifically their digital cultures and social activism. She has consulted for both the private and public sector worldwide including with Shell, World Bank, hp, National Health Foundation, The Ministry of Education in Jordan, Sotheby’s, Art Review, Kellogg and the Beirut Chambers of Commerce. She is currently a GE Fellow on the Industrial Internet Project. She sits on several boards including the Global Media Journal, The South Asian Media, Arts & Culture Research Center in University of North Texas, Young Erasmus, Makerocity, and The World Women Global Council in New York. She holds degrees from Harvard University (M.Ed., International Policy) and Columbia University (PhD, Language, Literacy & Technology). She is currently based in the Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of History, Culture and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. For more detail, please check her website:
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room

"Ethnicity in the New Rwanda"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2014/15

"VERNACULARS OF URBAN MULTIPLICITY / A Space for Ideas in the Making"

Workshops, conferences 2014
  • Start: Nov 19, 2014 09:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Nov 20, 2014 04:00 PM
  • Location: Cape Town
During the 19-20 November 2014 an intimate gathering of urbanists will take place in Cape Town at the behest of the African Centre for Cities and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. The purpose is to create a rare opportunity for in-depth discussion and exchange to allow participants’ time to air work-in-progress and get considered feedback. [more]

"Mobilities and belonging: Congolese making ‘home’ within three urban spaces in the African Great Lakes"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2014/15

"Resentment, Repression, and Refuge. A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Ethno-Political Conflict"

Open Lectures Autumn 2014
  • Date: Oct 30, 2014
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Stefan Lindemann (Frankfurt)
  • Stefan Lindemann is currently Sector Economist for Peace and Security at KfW Development Bank and an Associate Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs. He was previously a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and an Associate Lecturer at the Department of Political Science of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. He holds a PhD in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a German-French Double Master in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP). Stefan is interested in a broad range of peace and security related issues, with a particular focus on ethnic armed conflict. His work has been published in journals such as African Affairs, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, Third World Quarterly, Conflict, Security & Development, and Global Environmental Politics, among others.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
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