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New Gilded Age in a Broken World? The Super-Rich, Urban Life, and City Politics

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Oct 26, 2022
  • Time: 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Rowland Atkinson
  • University of Sheffield
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The extent of social inequalities was well known before the pandemic arrived. Poverty and staggering wealth had already reappeared at levels not seen since the gilded age of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. [more]
The Second Doctoral Conference on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy aims at building bridges and finding commonalities among young scholars whose research is addressing the complex linkages between economic and social action. It will give PhD students at all stages the opportunity to present their work and receive constructive and well-informed feedback. [more]
Der 15. Institutstag des MPIfG thematisiert die Auswirkungen und Herausforderungen durch den Klimawandel für das demokratische politische System, den Kapitalismus sowie die soziale Ordnung. [more]

Forging Consensus in Crisis: Exit, Voice and Loyalty in European Integration

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Nov 16, 2022
  • Time: 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Matthias Matthijs
  • Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC
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During the 2010s, the European project suffered a series of crises that underlined both a shift in geopolitics as well as the decline of the previous consensus around the single market and the single currency. The decade showed the different attitudes of national elites towards the reigning consensus and the limits of the EU’s macroeconomic regime that was no longer compatible with certain national growth models. [more]

Paranoid Finance

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Dec 12, 2022
  • Time: 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Fabian Muniesa
  • Centre de sociologie de l'innovation, Mines ParisTech
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Do your own research! Type “NESARA GESARA” and see what you learn. Or try “OPPT UCC” instead. You will access ideals of sovereignty, emancipation, life, money, and wealth; tutorials on the codes and procedures that are needed in order to subvert the dominant order and lead to financial salvation; and lessons on the spiritual menaces and economic enmities that justify this newly found path. [more]

States, Markets, and Foreign Aid

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Jan 18, 2023
  • Time: 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Simone Dietrich
  • University of Geneva
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Why do some donor governments pursue international development through recipient governments, while others bypass such local authorities? Weaving together scholarship in political economy, public administration, and historical institutionalism, Simone Dietrich will argue in her talk that the bureaucratic institutions of donor countries shape donor–recipient interactions differently despite similar international and recipient country conditions. [more]

Fitting Diversity into Gender Equality Plans in German Universities as a Strategy for Internationalization

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Jan 25, 2023
  • Time: 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Kathrin Zippel
  • Freie Universität Berlin
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Tensions between promotion of gender equity and diversity in higher education have created conflicts, particularly in institutions where gender equity measures were first institutionalized. To explore some of the ways in which universities include the promotion of diversity in gender equity strategies, we conducted a qualitative discourse analysis of funding proposals developed in the German Women Professors Programme. [more]

Men Moving Money? Staying Rich in the Twentieth Century

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Feb 1, 2023
  • Time: 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Simone Derix
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Nürnberg, Department Geschichte
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From Occupy Wall Street and the Panama Papers to the Russian oligarchs, their yachts and real estate – in recent years, the rich and super-rich as well as the finance industry and the services they offer to the rich have become the subject of much public and academic debate. [more]
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