Society of Friends and Former Associates of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Founded in 2002, the Society of Friends and Former Associates of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies promotes the exchange of ideas between friends and former members of the MPIfG and provides opportunities for them to stay in contact with one another and with the Institute. The Society encourages and facilitates dialogue with interested social groups and helps to present the work of the MPIfG to the public.
The members of the Society contribute in many ways to the Institute's research. Through their membership, former researchers and service staff, doctoral students, and visiting researchers continue to support the MPIfG and its work long after their own time at the Institute.
Membership is open to individuals and organizations. The Society collects an annual subscription from its members and accepts donations.