ASK 2019
WZB / Opportunity Atlas
Dienstag, 5. November 2019

A.SK Social Science Award Ceremony / WZB Distinguished Lecture Anniversary Symposium

The WZB continues its 50th anniversary activities with a day-long scientific program set during the Berlin Science Week. The day will start off with the presentation ceremony of the A.SK Social Science Award, followed by three WZB Distinguished Lectures. A reception will conclude the anniversary event.

Please note that the event will be held in English without translation into German.


11.15 a.m. - 1.00 p.m
A.SK Social Science Award Ceremony

  • Welcome by Jutta Allmendinger, WZB president
  • Address by A.SK founder Shu Kai Chan
  • Laudation by Sonia Mikich, former Editor-in-Chief of WDR TV
  • Award presentation by Dorothea Kübler, Head of the A.SK Commission and WZB director
  • Acceptance Speech by Raj Chetty, the A.SK Award Winner 2019

2.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.
WZB Distinguished Lecture Anniversary Symposium

2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Ethnicity, Class, and Geography in the Trajectory of American Politics
Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University
Introduction by Macartan Humphreys, WZB director

⇒ Find a recording of the event here

4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Communicating Uncertainty in Policy Analysis
Charles Manski, Northwestern University
Introduction by Dorothea Kübler, WZB director

⇒  Find a recording of the event here.

6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Citizen Confidence in Government: Why they lose it and how they regain it
Margaret Levi, Stanford University
Introduction by Wolfgang Merkel, WZB director

⇒ Find a recording of the event here.


Our event location is wheelchair-accessible. If you need support, please e-mail: veranstaltungen [at]

Dr. Harald Wilkoszewski
harald.wilkoszewski [at]
Wir bitten um Anmeldung bis zum 15.10.2019.
events [at]

The WZB provides child care during the lecture. Please respond by October 22, 2019 to Friederike Theilen-Kosch: friederike.theilen-kosch [at]

WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Room A 300
Dienstag, 5. November 2019
Beginn 11:00 Uhr
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Logo Berlin Science Week 2019
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