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10.07.2019Jens Beckert

Jens Beckert is Theodor Heuss Professor at The New School

Jens Beckert has been appointed Theodor Heuss Professor at The New School in New York for the 2019/2020 academic year. The Heuss Chair was established 50 years ago with funds from the Federal Republic of Germany and is awarded every year to a German scholar from the fields of history, psychology, philosophy, sociology, or economics. Previous Heuss Professors have included Niklas Luhmann, Jürgen Habermas, Renate Mayntz, Claus Offe, Axel Honneth, and Wolfgang Streeck. The New School in Manhattan was founded in 1919 and in the thirties and forties became the “University in Exile” for a number of important German Jewish scholars who had fled to the USA from the NS regime. The sociologist Jens Beckert has been a Director at the MPIfG since 2005; in 2018 he was awarded the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
 

 
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