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

"Refugee and Migration Law Workshop"

Workshops, conferences 2019
Workshop organized by Tendayi Achiume (UCLA School of Law), Katerina Linos (Berkeley Law), Itamar Mann (University of Haifa Faculty of Law) and Ayelet Shachar (MPI-MMG). [more]

"Managing Religious Diversity: The Law of ‘Religious Harmony’"

  • Date: Dec 4, 2019
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Jaclyn L. Neo (National University of Singapore)
  • JACLYN L. NEO is Associate Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS) where she specializes in constitutional law, as well as law and religion. Her work aims to forefront Asian jurisdictions and mainstream them in comparative constitutional law. A graduate of NUS Faculty of Law and Yale Law School, Jaclyn is a recipient of multiple academic scholarships and competitive research grants. She has published in leading journals in her field, including the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON) and the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. She is the editor of Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore: Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2017) and co-editor of Pluralist Constitutions in Southeast Asia (Hart, 2019), and Regulating Religion in Asia: Norms, Modes, and Challenges (Cambridge University Press, 2019). She has also served as guest editor for the Journal of Law, Religion, and State, the Journal of International and Comparative Law, the Journal of Comparative Law, and the Singapore Academy of Law Journal. Starting 1 January 2020, she will assume the directorship of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at NUS.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Conditional Belonging"

Public Lectures Winter 2019/20
  • Date: Nov 13, 2019
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Tamar de Waal (University of Amsterdam)
  • TAMAR DE WAAL is Assistant Professor at Amsterdam Law School (University of Amsterdam). In 2017 she defended her disser-tation Conditional Belonging on the proliferation of integration re-quirements in EU Member States, for which she received the VWR-dissertation prize for best disser-tation in legal philosophy in the Netherlands. It examines the rela-tionship between the proclaimed commitment of Member States states to the core liberal-demo-cratic values of the EU and their actual integration laws and prac-tices. During her visit at MPI she will be revising her dissertation for publication as a monograph at Hart Publishing.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
A joint event of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities (BBAW), the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and the Max Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity. [more]

"Goodbye Tocqueville? Christianity and Democracy in Trump’s America"

  • Date: Nov 6, 2019
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Philip Gorski (Yale University · Lichtenberg Kolleg)
  • PHILIP GORSKI is Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at Yale University and a Senior Fellow at the Lichtenberg Kolleg. He is a historical sociologist focusing on the interplay of religion and politics in early mod-ern and modern Western Europe and North America. He is currently completing a book entitled “American Babylon: Christianity and Democracy Before and After Trump.”
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
Co-organized by the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics and the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity [more]
Workshop organized by the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, and Normative Orders, Frankfurt • Cosponsored by Normative Orders/Goethe University Frankfurt, and the Max Planck Fellow Group in Comparative Constitutionalism [more]
Conference organized by the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics at the MPI-MMG [more]
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 Contours of Citizenship"

Workshops, conferences 2019
Third ANNUAL GOETHE-GÖTTINGEN CRITICAL EXCHANGE • Co-organized by RAINER FORST (Normative Orders, Frankfurt) and AYELET SHACHAR (MPI-MMG) [more]

"The New Migration Law: A Roadmap for an Uncertain Future"

Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2019
  • Date: Jan 17, 2019
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA, Los Angeles)
  • HIROSHI MOTOMURA is the Susan Westerberg Prager Distinguished Professor of Law at the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A leading scholar and teacher of immigration and citizenship, he is the author of many influential articles and two award-winning books: Americans in Waiting (Oxford 2006) and Immigration Outside the Law (Oxford 2014), and a co-author of two casebooks widely used in U.S. law school courses: Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy (8th ed. West 2016), and Forced Migration: Law and Policy (2d ed. West 2013). He is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Law Center, founding director of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), and a former member of the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration. He is now at work on a new book, The New Migration Law, with the support of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room
Co-organized by the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics and the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity [more]
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