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

SECOND ANNUAL GOETHE-GÖTTINGEN CRITICAL EXCHANGE • Co-organized by RAINER FORST (Normative Orders, Frankfurt) and AYELET SHACHAR (MPI-MMG) [more]

"Borders, Fences, Firewalls. Assessing the changing relationship of territory and institutions"

Workshops, conferences 2017
Conference at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Department of Ethics, Law and Politics • Recent years have provided us with new images of a world in which persons can interact almost seamlessly regardless of distance. Various private and public institutions draw on changing means of communication and transport that seem to transcend particular spaces and times. Concepts such as liquid democracy suggest the revolutionary potential of digital media for our thinking about politics. At the same time, we are also witnessing an unbroken and even growing focus on securing territorial borders. [more]
Global migration is one of the defining issues of our time. In 2017, the number of international immigrants soared to 244 million—11 percent of the total population in the developed regions. Numbers, however, are merely one factor. Other factors are the pace of migration and its character. The changes in the number, composition, and intensity of migration, coupled with profound changes in Western societies, yield one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. [more]

"The Legal Rights of Religious Refugees in the 'Exulantenstädte' of the Holy Roman Empire"

Migration and Membership in Troubled Times - Ethics, Law and Politics, Seminar Series 2016/17
  • Date: Jul 13, 2017
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Ben Kaplan (University College London)
  • Ben Kaplan is Professor at University College London, where he holds the Chair in Dutch History. He received his BA from Yale University (1981) and his PhD from Harvard (1989). Prior to UCL, he taught at Brandeis University and the University of Iowa, and from 2001 to 2011 he held a joint appointment at the University of Amsterdam. He is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Leverhulme Research Fellowship. His most recent book is Cunegonde’s Kidnapping: A Story of Religious Conflict in the Age of Enlightenment, published in 2014 by Yale University Press.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Tolerance at what Cost? The Consequences of Redistribution on Multicultural Support"

Migration and Membership in Troubled Times - Ethics, Law and Politics, Seminar Series 2016/17
  • Date: Mar 22, 2017
  • Time: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Speaker: Sara Wallace Goodman (University of California, Irvine)
  • Sara Wallace Goodman is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. Her research examines democratic inclusion and the shaping of political identity through citizenship, immigrant integration, and education policy. She is the author of Immigration and Membership Politics in Western Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Her work has also appeared in Comparative Political Studies, World Politics, West European Politics, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"The Moral Right to International Freedom of Movement"

Migration and Membership in Troubled Times - Ethics, Law and Politics, Seminar Series 2016/17
  • Date: Jan 31, 2017
  • Time: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Speaker: Andreas Cassee (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Andreas Cassee is a visiting fellow of the Kollegforschergruppe Justitia Amplificata at Freie Universität Berlin. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Zurich, where he was a research assistant at the Chair for Applied Ethics. His publications include the monograph „Globale Bewegungsfreiheit. Ein philosophisches Plädoyer für offene Grenzen“ (Suhrkamp 2016) and the volume „Migration und Ethik“ (edited with Anna Goppel, Mentis 2012).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
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