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

Location: Lichtenberg-Kolleg Historic Observatory, Geismar Landstraße 11, 37083 Göttingen
This workshop examines borders as landscapes—designed spaces that are at once architectural, infrastructural, and geophysical. Border and landscape exhibit a conditionality of codependence, whereby the material qualities of land, water, and built environment acquire political significance even as they shape and limn territory. Border landscapes are built from human and nonhuman bodies, infrastructures, vertical spaces, the commons and atmospheres—both literal and metaphorical. Approaching borders as landscapes brings into focus the specific form and substance of ‘walled flows,’ the movement of people and capital through uneven circuits of global space. It devotes particular attention to the ways in which design, drawing on elements of land and sea, enables the mobility of goods and capital through global networks while inhibiting human movement across urban, national, and regional boundaries. [more]

"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]

"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]
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