"Social Sciences between Professionalization and Civic Involvement" - MPIfG Colloquium and Annual Meeting of the Society of Friends and Former Associates of the MPIfG
This year’s MPIfG Colloquium on "Social Sciences between Professionalization and Civic Involvement," held at the institute on December 4, was part of the institute’s twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations. Ariane Leendertz, a research fellow at the Amerika-Institut of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, started off the colloquium with a presentation of her research into the Max Planck Society and the social sciences from 1975 to 1985. Comments followed from Reimar Lüst, President of the Max Planck Society from 1972 to 1984, and Franz-Xaver Kaufmann, Professor Emeritus of the University of Bielefeld and a member of the MPIfG Scientific Advisory Board until 2001. In the second part of the colloquium, Peter A. Hall of Harvard University kicked off a stimulating discussion among the participants with his lecture on "The Political Origins of Our Economic Discontents."
The MPIfG Annual Colloquium is dedicated to promoting exchange with researchers and other professionals from politics, society, and business, and this year also included the celebration of the MPIfG’s twenty-fifth anniversary. The Colloquium is supported by the Institute and by the Society of Friends and Former Associates of the MPIfG.