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Words and Distinctions for the Common Good

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Apr 10, 2024
  • Time: 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Gabriel Abend
  • University of Lucerne
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Social scientists do research on many topics: gender, capitalism, populism, and race and ethnicity, among others. They make descriptive and explanatory claims about power, neoliberalism, values, the welfare state, social movements, and empathy. [more]

The End of History and the Last European

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Apr 24, 2024
  • Time: 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Michael A. Wilkinson
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
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In his talk, Michael A. Wilkinson reflects on postwar Europe from the perspective of the long durée of European constitutional history and the interwar breakdown of liberal democracy. He suggests that far from “revolutionary,” as it has been characterized, postwar European constitutionalism is better understood as elitist and even counter-revolutionary in trajectory. [more]

Building State Power through Border Control and Immigration Enforcement

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Jun 11, 2024
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Kimberly Morgan
  • George Washington University
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In her talk, Kimberly Morgen will discuss the extensive buildup of border policing and immigration enforcement in the United States since the start of the 2000s as an example of state expansion. [more]

Trust Methods: Accounting for Who, What, When, and How to Trust

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Jun 19, 2024
  • Time: 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Gil Eyal
  • Columbia University, New York
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In his talk, Gil Eyal argues against conventional approaches to studying trust in the social sciences and proposes an alternate strategy focused on “trust methods.” [more]
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