Events 2017

Monday, 18 December 2017
Subtitle
WZB Qualitative Research Methods Seminar with Victor J. Friedman
Description

This seminar will address three main questions: (1) What is action research (AR)? (2) How do we conduct multi-stakeholder action research? And (3) How do we make the transition from doing to writing about it? Action Research is carried out, first and foremost, through the establishment of partnerships with multiple stakeholders for the purpose of joint knowledge creation.

Monday, 18 December 2017
Start: 1:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Ariane Berthoin Antal
ariane.berthoin.antal [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 18 December 2017
Subtitle
A Roundtable
Description

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) witnessed some of the most visible transitions from authoritarian to democratic rule as part of the Third Wave of democratization. The fact that most of the former Communist states of CEE later joined the European Union (EU) created the expectation that, notwithstanding the difficulties faced by other post-authoritarian states, the constitutional democracies of CEE were fully consolidated. 

Monday, 18 December 2017
Start: 10:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Rasmus von Schwerdtner
globalconstitutionalism [at] wzb.eu
15 - 16 December 2017
Description

The Political Economy of Development research area will host a joint WZB-Columbia University workshop to present and discuss ongoing research, completed research, and research designs. Presentations by members of the Institutions and Political Inequality research unit and doctoral students at Columbia will include work on gender empowerment in Uganda, bureaucratic organization in Sierra Leone, gender-based violence in Congo, community policing in Papua New Guinea. The workshop takes the form of small group focused discussions on research and will generally not include presentations.

15 - 16 December 2017

Contact

Contact name
Marion Obermaier/Stefanie Roth
ipi.office [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 11 December 2017
Subtitle
Leibniz Energy Talk
Description

Für viele Menschen verkörpert die Energiewende das Versprechen einer nachhaltigeren Zukunft. Jedoch längst nicht für alle. Die Konflikte um die Energiewende mehren sich, insbesondere um den Zubau erneuerbarer Energienanlagen in den windreichen Regionen des Nordens. Hier formiert sich öffentlicher Widerstand, der auch zunehmend professionell organisiert ist. Diese Proteste gefährden die Erreichung der Energiewendeziele ernsthaft, obwohl diese Ziele weiterhin von großen Teilen der Bevölkerung ideell getragen werden.

Monday, 11 December 2017
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Leslie Quitzow
leslie.quitzow [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 30 November 2017
Subtitle
Lecture by Andrew Abbott
Description

The conjuncture of a number of historical forces, operating at several different time scales, conspires to create a crisis in expert knowledge and in “knowing” more broadly. These forces include unidirectional phenomena like the social democratization of education, the development of automated forms of knowing, the imposition of neoliberal management on the world of expertise, and the drift away from discursive towards imagistic embodiments of knowledge.

Thursday, 30 November 2017
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Martina Franzen
martina.franzen [at] wzb.eu
30 November - 1 December 2017
Subtitle
Tagung des DVPW-Arbeitskreises Verbände
Description

Die Verbändeforschung gehört zu den klassischen Disziplinen der Politikwissenschaft. Vor allem mit den Debatten zu den Leitbegriffen Pluralismus, Korporatismus und Lobbyismus ist ihr zeitweise auch eine die Politikwissenschaft übergreifende Aufmerksamkeit entgegengebracht worden. Der Arbeitskreis Verbände hat in den vergangenen Jahren sichergestellt, dass neue Arbeiten in diesem Feld vorgestellt, diskutiert und in einigen Fällen durch eigene Sammelbände publiziert werden konnten.

30 November - 1 December 2017
Start: 12:30 pm

Contact

Contact name
Samuel Greef (Universität Kassel)
greef [at] uni-kassel.de
30 November - 1 December 2017
Short description
The first European workshop of COALA LEX is jointly organised by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Law Department of the European University Institute. It convenes experts in blockchain technologies together with a small group of key stakeholders across government, academia and tech industry.

30 November - 1 December 2017
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Valentina Bettin (EUI)
valentina.bettin [at] eui.eu
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Subtitle
Vortrag von Katharina Bluhm
Description

Die aktuelle Gegenbewegung (Polanyi) zum globalen Freihandel und finanzmarktdominierten Kapitalismus wird oft mit dem Begriff des Populismus belegt. Diese Bezeichnung entspricht selten der Selbstdefinition ihrer Protagonisten und übersieht etwa die Versuche im rechten Spektrum, einen illiberalen Konservatismus neu zu formieren.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Stefanie Roth/Marion Obermaier
ipi.office [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 27 November 2017
Description

Ohne die Zivilgesellschaft können viele Probleme in der Gesellschaft nicht bewältigt werden. Umso wichtiger ist die Erforschung ihrer Grundlagen und Rahmenbedingungen, ihres Selbstverständnisses und ihres Wandels. Das neue Zentrum für Zivilgesellschaftsforschung wird sich diesen Forschungsaufgaben widmen. Am 27. November 2017 um 17 Uhr wird das Zentrum im Rahmen einer feierlichen Veranstaltung am WZB eröffnet.

Monday, 27 November 2017
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
veranstaltungen [at] wzb.eu
27 - 28 November 2017
Short description
This event seeks to understand the varieties of citizenship in a globalised world. It celebrates the continuous geographical and thematic expansion of GLOBALCIT, the successor of EUDO Citizenship since 2017, and creates synergies with the Global Citizenship Governance Project based at the EUI and the WZB Berlin.

27 - 28 November 2017
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Valentina Bettin (EUI)
valentina.bettin [at] eui.eu
Friday, 24 November 2017
Subtitle
Arndt Leininger (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
Description

R is a powerful, free and open source programming language for data manipulation, analysis and visualization (as well as a number of other fancy things). Arndt’s approach to teaching R lets you work with real data sets on your own laptops right from the start. The introduction’s emphasis will be on data manipulation and visualization but equips you with the knowledge to then go further on your own.

Friday, 24 November 2017
Start: 9:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Christian Rauh
christian.rauh [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 23 November 2017
Subtitle
WZB Big Data Brown-Bag Seminar mit Wiebke Loosen
Description

Begriffe, mit denen wir den Zustand der Gesellschaft beschreiben, machen uns auf Transformationsprozesse aufmerksam, die das Potenzial für tiefgreifende Veränderungen haben. Derzeit kreisen solche Gesellschaftsbeschreibungen sehr oft um Daten. So ist zum Beispiel die Rede von der „Gesellschaft der Daten“ (Süssenguth 2015), der „Datafied Society“ (Schäfer/van Es 2017) und von einer „revolution that will transform how we live, work and think“ (Mayer-Schönberger/Cukier 2013).

Thursday, 23 November 2017
Start: 11:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Martina Franzen
martina.franzen [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 17 November 2017
Description

The WZB is pleased to support the annual graduate student conference of the Berlin Development Economics Network. This daylong event features presentations of new work on a range of topics including inequality, political voice, migration and remittances as well as a presentation on research transparency in social science.

For more information about the workshop please visit  https://sites.google.com/site/berlindevnetwork/workshop2015

Friday, 17 November 2017
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Vanessa Boese
deneb [at] diw.de
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Subtitle
Lecture by Tumani Corrah
Description

How to best stimulate, foster and sustain science environments in Africa has become crucial for both research funding organizations and individual researchers across all disciplines. Public and private funders have experimented with new formats to enhance research capacities of African scientists, ranging from individual fellowships over institutional capacity-building and new collaborative programs to policy dialogues. Numerous global challenges and policy agendas such as the sustainable development goals underline the urgency of these efforts.

Thursday, 16 November 2017
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Stefan Skupien
stefan.skupien [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Subtitle
by Kurt Weyland, University of Texas at Austin
Description

Book preview and reception

Discussant: Johannes Gerschewski, Humboldt University Berlin  

Introduction: Bert Hoffmann, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Moderator: Alexander Schmotz, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Co-hosted by WZB and IDCAR

 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Start: 5:30 pm

Contact

Contact name
Andrew Crawford
andrew.crawford [at] giga-hamburg.de
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Subtitle
Vortrag von Matthias Knuth und Ian Greer
Description

Die in zahlreichen westeuropäischen Ländern vollzogene „aktivierende Wende“ der Arbeitsmarktpolitik beinhaltet eine Verstärkung des Drucks auf Arbeitnehmer und Arbeitnehmerinnen, Arbeitsplätze unterhalb ihres Qualifikationsniveaus anzunehmen. Weniger beachtet wurde bislang die zunehmende Vermarktlichung der Beziehungen zwischen öffentlichen und privaten Akteuren bei der Arbeitsvermittlung.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Stefanie Roth/Marion Obermaier
ipi.office [at] wzb.eu
9 - 10 November 2017
Subtitle
Interdisciplinary workshop on migration, its consequences for societal integration and participation possibilities at the Maison Suger, Paris
Description

Organized within the Franco-German Program “Changing Societies”, together with the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH), the workshop brings together researchers from different disciplines to work on a central issue of our time: the challenge of migration and its effects on integration and participation.

9 - 10 November 2017

Contact

Contact name
Lisa Crinon
lisa.crinon [at] wzb.eu
7 - 8 November 2017
Subtitle
Partizipative und experimentelle Politikberatung auf dem Prüfstand
Description

Angesichts von komplexen Herausforderungen wie Klimawandel, Armut, Migration oder Digitalisierung beobachten wir einen Wandel der Politikberatung. Jenseits des Modells klassischer Politikberatung haben sich partizipative Formate wie transdisziplinäre Plattformen und Multi-Stakeholder-Foren, die heterogene Akteure zusammenbringen, etabliert. Daneben gewinnen experimentelle Arrangements wie Reallabore und Living Labs an Bedeutung.

7 - 8 November 2017
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Rebecca Lea Korinek
korinek [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 6 November 2017
Subtitle
Andrew Stirling, University of Sussex
Description

Lunch Talk organized by the Research Group Science Policy

Monday, 6 November 2017
Start: 12:30 pm

Contact

Contact name
Nathalie Wachotsch
nathalie.wachotsch [at] wzb.eu
2 - 3 November 2017
Subtitle
Conference of the DFG-funded Research Unit “Horizontal Europeanization”
Description

The Research Unit “Horizontal Europeanization” is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The research group examines processes of European Integration that occur in the interaction between administrations, organizations and individuals. We work in seven research fields and together generate more general knowledge on the scale and scope of Horizontal Europeanization. 

2 - 3 November 2017
Start: 1:30 pm

Contact

Contact name
Jürgen Gerhards
j.gerhards [at] fu-berlin.de
26 - 29 October 2017
Description

What is a hackathon? In the programming world hackathons bring together programmers over several days to compete in solving some problem or in developing some software. A hackathon is a great place to connect with people in the same field, help each other to work out problems, develop new code and then use the techniques and code for one’s own projects.

26 - 29 October 2017
Start: 1:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Dan Friedman
dan [at] ucsc.edu
Monday, 23 October 2017
Subtitle
Lecture within the WZB series "Achtung: Demokratie" by Naomi Oreskes
Description

Scientists around the world are increasingly under pressure. In the course of some major recent events, such as the Brexit referendum, the election of Donald Trump, and legislation in specific countries, science has been under hefty attack: Its methods, data, and results are fundamentally questioned – to an extent to which the use of scientific work as such is disavowed. As a reaction to these developments, the movement “March for Science” was formed at the beginning of this year. Also in Berlin, a large demonstration took place at the Brandenburger Tor to support scientific freedom.

Monday, 23 October 2017
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 20 October 2017
Subtitle
Lecture by Bruno Amable
Description

In the 2010s, France was in a situation of systemic crisis, namely, the impossibility for political leadership to find a strategy of institutional change, or, more generally, a model of capitalism that could gather sufficient social and political support. In this lecture, the various attempts at reforming the French model are analyzed. In the 1980s, the left tried briefly to orient the French polit­ical economy in a social-democratic/socialist direction before changing course and opting for a more orthodox macroeconomic and structural policy direction.

Friday, 20 October 2017
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Stefanie Roth/Marion Obermaier
ipi.office [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Subtitle
WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences by Robb Willer
Description

Discussant: Bernhard Weßels
Moderated by Ruud Koopmans

Thursday, 19 October 2017
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Manuela Ludwig
manuela.ludwig [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Subtitle
Keynote lecture: Pascale Fournier
Short description
Keynote lecture of the international workshop “Contested Authorities over the Body: The State, the Secular, and the Religious”

Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Gala Antea Rexer
gala.rexer [at] hu-berlin.de
Saturday, 14 October 2017
Description

Alle zwei Jahre vergibt das WZB den mit 100.000 Euro dotierten A.SK Social Science Award. Der Preis wird vom chinesischen Unternehmerpaar Angela und Shu Kai Chan gestiftet und würdigt wissenschaftliche Arbeiten, die besondere Relevanz für politische oder wirtschaftliche Reformen haben. Der diesjährige A.SK Social Science Award wird an den Menschenrechtsexperten und Professor der Harvard Kennedy School John Ruggie, Ph.D., verliehen.

Saturday, 14 October 2017
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Katrin Schwenk
a.sk [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 12 October 2017
Subtitle
WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences by Richard Blundell
Description

Introduction: Peter Haan

Thursday, 12 October 2017
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Gebhard Glock
gebhard.glock [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Subtitle
Auftakt der WZB-Veranstaltungsreihe „Achtung: Demokratie“ mit Bernhard Weßels
Description

Die Arbeit des Wahlforschers beginnt nach der Wahl erst richtig interessant zu werden. Welche längerfristigen Trends lassen sich aus den Wählerwanderungen herauslesen? Was bedeuten die Wahlergebnisse für die programmatischen Strategien der Parteien? Haben die Wählerinnen und Wähler strategisch gewählt, und sind diese Strategien aufgegangen? Welche Rolle spielte dabei das Stimmen-Splitting? Inwieweit zeigen sich in Deutschland international sichtbare Tendenzen?

Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Subtitle
WZB Big Data Brown-Bag Seminar with François Bry
Description

In diesem Vortrag werden zuerst die Begriffe „Human Computation“, „Crowdsourcing“, „Märkte“, „Data Science“ und „Maschinelles Lernen“ erklärt. Dann wird ein Blick auf Internet-basierte Softwaresysteme geworfen, die auf „Human Computation“ und „Data Science“ beruhen und die sich in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten verbreitet haben. Letztlich wird ein Denkanstoß zur Ethik von Human Computation und Data Science gegeben.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Start: 3:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Martina Franzen
martina.franzen [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Description

Veranstaltungsort: Konzertsaal der UdK, Hardenbergstraße 33, 10623 Berlin

Die Bundesministerin für Bildung und Forschung, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, wird das Institut an diesem Tag in Anwesenheit des Regierenden Bürgermeisters von Berlin, Michael Müller, eröffnen.

Teilnahme nur nach persönlicher Einladung

Thursday, 21 September 2017
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Iris Cseke
iris.cseke [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 14 September 2017
Subtitle
Diskussionsveranstaltung
Description

Wir bitten um Anmeldung bis zum 12.09.2017 über folgenden Link: „Bundestagswahl 2017 – Was steht eigentlich zur Wahl?“

Thursday, 14 September 2017
Start: 7:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Henrik Meyer
henrik.meyer [at] discussing-world-politics.org
Thursday, 14 September 2017
Subtitle
Till Kaiser (Ruhr University Bochum)
Description

This course offers an applied introduction to mediation analysis, which deals with the question of whether the effect of an independent variable on a dependent variable is explained via one or more mediating variables. While still most popular in psychology, mediation analysis gets increasingly more attention in other disciplines of social sciences. This course teaches the basic assumptions and models of mediation analysis and gives a brief introduction in moderated mediation and advanced mediation models such as longitudinal- and multilevel mediation models.

Thursday, 14 September 2017
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Christian Rauh
christian.rauh [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 8 September 2017
Subtitle
Fachkonferenz, veranstaltet von der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft und der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften unter federführender Gestaltung des Leibniz-Forschungsverbunds Energiewende
Description


Veranstaltungsort: Haus der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Chausseestraße 111, 10115 Berlin

Anmeldung:www.science2power.de
Passwort: Leibniz

Anmeldeschluss: 1. September 2017

Friday, 8 September 2017
Start: 9:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Leslie Quitzow
leslie.quitzow [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Short description
Opening lecture to the international workshop, "Migration, Citizenship, and Democracy”, which brings together a team of scholars from different countries and disciplines, who focus on the empirical and normative developments to the concepts of citizenship and democracy that result from global migration.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Saturday, 15 July 2017
Subtitle
Andreas Haupt (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Description

A typical question for social scientists is why (two) groups differ with respect to a property of interest.  Women earn lower wages on average than men do but they achieve higher PISA scores on average. Men have a higher incidence to leave school without completion. What is the role of compositional differentials and group specific determinants on the level of the property of interest? We could also be interested in the question, whether pensioner households contributed to an increased income inequality in Germany. The course gives an overview on how to engage such questions.

Saturday, 15 July 2017
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Martin Ehlert
martin.ehlert [at] wzb.eu
11 - 12 July 2017
Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Franco-German Workshop
Description

The WZB Berlin Social Science Center and the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH) host the workshop „Some Are More Equal Than Others”, which launches the second year of the Franco-German research program “Changing Societies”.

11 - 12 July 2017
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Lisa Crinon
lisa.crinon [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 10 July 2017
Subtitle
Vortrag und Diskussion zum Auftakt der Nachwuchsgruppe Globale humanitäre Medizin
Description

Begrüßung: Jutta Allmendinger, Präsidentin des WZB

Kommentar: Harro Albrecht, Redakteur im Ressort Wissen, DIE ZEIT

Monday, 10 July 2017
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Sandrine Frideres
sandrine.frideres [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 3 July 2017
Subtitle
Lecture by Francis Shor
Description

Donald Trump's surprise victory over the Republican and Democratic political establishments in 2016 was the result of several factors, including structural trends in economic dislocations and electoral politics, along with deeply rooted ideological and cultural currents. This presentation will explore the degree to which Trump's electoral and governmental projects are a consolidation of right-wing politics and its appeals to white nationalism, xenophobia, and racial resentment, especially, but not exclusively, among certain sectors of white working class voters.

Monday, 3 July 2017
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Barbara Schlüter
schlueter [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 30 June 2017
Description

Kritischem Denken Raum zu geben – das ist der Anspruch der Femina Politica, der einzigen deutschsprachigen Fachzeitschrift für feministische Politikwissenschaft. Seit 1997 erscheint die Femina Politica mit dem Ziel, zur Akademisierung und Professionalisierung feministischer Politikwissenschaft im deutschsprachigen Raum beizutragen. Sie veröffentlicht Beiträge, die bestehende sozialwissenschaftliche Ansätze feministisch erweitern und reformulieren oder auch neue Debatten anstoßen.

Friday, 30 June 2017
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Marion Obermaier / Stefanie Roth
buero.usp [at] wzb.eu
30 June - 1 July 2017
Short description
The workshop explored how migration affects constitutional identity and whether is it justified to impose immigration restrictions in order to protect constitutional essentials. It discussed national, regional, and global challenges presented by international migration.

30 June - 1 July 2017

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Description

Wirtschaft und Unternehmen müssen sich heute mehr denn je mit den großen gesellschaftlichen Fragen auseinandersetzen. Denn obwohl Deutschlands ökonomische Eckdaten gut sind, profitieren längst nicht alle Menschen von dem Aufschwung. Aber wie kann Wirtschaft inklusiver werden? Was müssen Politik und Unternehmen tun?

Thursday, 29 June 2017
Start: 9:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
28 - 29 June 2017
Description

The European Junior Faculty Forum for Public Law and Jurisprudence intends to address public law scholarship from a theoretically informed doctrinal, interdisciplinary or comparative perspective, contribute to the research of junior scholars, and create an intellectual community of European public law scholars. The forum brings together a selected group of early career scholars for what promises to be an intellectually rewarding academic exchange. The papers, selected based upon blind peer-review, will be commented on by two senior scholars.

28 - 29 June 2017
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Fred Felix Zaumseil
fred.felix.zaumseil [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Subtitle
Innovations for Democracy in Latin America (LATINNO) Project Launch Event
Description

Democratic innovations have become a buzzword in recent years. In academic research, politics and the media, they have been heralded as a solution to the crisis of democracy. However, there is still very little comparative research on these new institutional designs for citizen participation. Without empirical knowledge, the question whether participatory innovations may enhance democracy remains a normative one.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Azucena Morán
azucena.moran [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 23 June 2017
Subtitle
WZB Big Data Brown-Bag Seminar with Flavio D’Abramo
Description

In this talk I present a socioempirical qualitative research done in a German hospital with cancer patients involved in clinical trials and biobanking. The study focuses on patients’ opinions about data sharing, data protection and controlling their data over time – i.e. the dynamic consent approach.

Friday, 23 June 2017
Start: 11:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Martina Franzen
martina.franzen [at] wzb.eu
23 - 24 June 2017
Description

Ten years ago, in April 2007, the WZB established a new research unit on „Migration, Integration, Transnationalization“ led by Ruud Koopmans. The research of the department focuses above all on questions of institutional design and societal consequences of migration and integration using cross-national and interdisciplinary - sociology, political science, social psychology - approaches. In this conference, former and current members of the department will discuss what we have learned in the past ten years and which research questions will define the research agenda for the coming years.

23 - 24 June 2017
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Dr. Maike M. Burda | Susanne Grasow
mit_decade_conference [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Subtitle
Buchvorstellung und Diskussion
Description

Begrüßung: Jutta Allmendinger, Präsidentin des WZB

Wovon hängt es ab, ob die Integration von Zuwanderern gelingt oder ob Parallelgesellschaften entstehen? Mit dieser Frage setzt sich der Migrationsforscher Ruud Koopmans seit Jahrzehnten auseinander. Ursprünglich überzeugt von der Integrationspolitik seiner Heimat Niederlande, die der Kultur, der Sprache und der Selbstorganisation der Zuwanderer großen Raum gibt und Einbürgerung leicht macht, plädiert Koopmans inzwischen dafür, von Zuwanderern klare Anstrengungen zur Integration in die Mehrheitsgesellschaft zu verlangen.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Maike Burda
maike.burda [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Description

Unter dem Stichwort „neue Lebensverlaufspolitik“ werden seit Längerem viele Modelle diskutiert, die auf eine nachhaltige und selbstbestimmte Gestaltung von Arbeits- und Lebenszeit zielen. Dies ist für junge Familien mit Kindern wichtig und für alle, die Angehörige pflegen wollen. Aber auch Menschen, die sich weiterbilden oder bürgerschaftlich engagieren möchten, haben ein Interesse an „ungebundenen“ Auszeiten oder daran, oftmals stark verdichtete Erwerbsarbeit durch Phasen der Muße zu entschleunigen.

Thursday, 15 June 2017
Start: 1:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 12 June 2017
Subtitle
Leviathan-Fachtagung
Description

Wissenschaft ist ein Beruf;  Ausbildung, die Berufsbezeichnungen, das Forschen, Lehren und Studieren sind autonom geregelt. Staatliche Eingriffe und Markteinflüsse bedrohen diese Autonomie immer neu mit wissenschaftsfremden Argumenten.

Monday, 12 June 2017
Start: 10:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Reinhard Blomert
reinhard.blomert [at] wzb.eu
8 - 9 June 2017
Subtitle
Workshop
Short description
The human desire for social status and prestige has recently received increasing interest in economics. Despite the huge body of theory and evidence, our understanding of how social image concerns affect social welfare remains limited, and it is unclear whether or to what extent social and industrial policy should be concerned with potential negative effects of the quest for status. Moreover, not only are the empirical results mixed and point to important behavioral heterogeneity, but also the theoretical approaches have taken different routes with at times strikingly different conclusions.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together scholars from Europe and the US working with different approaches and methodologies on the various facets of status concerns in order to engage in a discussion about what we know about the mechanisms behind and the economic consequences of status-seeking behavior, and to discuss when these concerns call for policy interventions and how these could be designed.
8 - 9 June 2017

Contact

Contact name
Jennifer Rontganger, Ina Thies-Hoelzmann
statusconference2017 [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Subtitle
Camilla Borgna and Emanuela Struffolino (WZB)
Short description
In this contribution, we bring together the strengths of sequence analysis (SA) and qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) in a sequential mixed-methods design. Both methods rely on an epistemological framework that combines analytical and holistic elements. SA can be applied as a first step to analyze the unfolding of phenomena over time. Specifically, through discrepancy analysis of state sequences, one can identify the time points when trajectories (start to) diverge from each other. In a second step, QCA can be applied to investigate whether, at such crucial time points, some particular configurations of factors are logically-sufficient for the occurrence of a given state (or outcome). We provide an illustrative application to women’s employment trajectories in divided Germany by using data from the Adults Cohort of the German National Educational Panel (NEPS). By preserving the analytical and holistic perspective on trajectories, our proposed design unveils the dynamic of configurations sufficient for women to be employment or education over the life course. We conclude with an overview of research fields where our framework holds the promise of being fruitfully applied
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Start: 1:00 pm

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Martin Ehlert
martin.ehlert [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Subtitle
Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Detlef Pollack, Universität Münster
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In einer repräsentativen Befragung wurden Anfang 2016 im Auftrag des Exzellenzclusters „Religion und Politik“ der Universität Münster 1.200 in Deutschland lebende Türkeistämmige zu ihrer Sicht auf Probleme der Integration sowie zu ihren religiösen und politischen Haltungen befragt. 90 Prozent von ihnen fühlen sich, so sagen sie, wohl in der Bundesrepublik. Zugleich sehen sich mehr als die Hälfte als Bürger zweiter Klasse und beklagen, dass sie als Türkeistämmige in Deutschland keine Anerkennung erfahren.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Start: 4:00 pm

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Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 1 June 2017
Subtitle
Regulatory Challenges in Digital Markets: Algorithms and Platform Competition
Description

The tremendous growth of digital transactions – mainly through online platforms – has profoundly affected the way we interact and has opened vast opportunities to improve our lives. The disruptive impact of this process is driven by one core feature: its ability to reduce inefficiencies. Consumers have benefited from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products that previously were simply too costly to be developed and marketed to customers. At the same time, network effects in platform business models have brought market power concerns back to the front stage.

Thursday, 1 June 2017
Start: 9:45 am

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Christiane Zschech
czschech [at] diw.de
Monday, 29 May 2017
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Buchvorstellung und Diskussion
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Europa ist tief verunsichert: Die massive Ablehnung der Europäischen Union in großen Teilen der Wählerschaft Frankreichs und anderen europäischen Ländern wirft die elementare Frage nach der politischen Zugehörigkeit der Europäer auf. Die Zugehörigkeit zu einer politischen Gemeinschaft wird aber maßgeblich bestimmt durch die Staatsbürgerschaft, eine zentrale Institution der europäischen Rechtsgeschichte. Diese definierte Ein- und Ausschluss, Muster nationaler Identität und Migrationspolitik.

Monday, 29 May 2017
Start: 5:00 pm

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Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
18 - 19 May 2017
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Workshop
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Recently, new approaches to research on philanthropy have deepened our understanding of giving behavior. Those new developments include the ascent of field experiments and growth of lab experiments on fundraising where charities are perceived as active parties. Others include the influence of behavioral economics on our understanding of how social interactions affect donations. The channels through which people donate have recently changed as well. For example, the role of online activities like donation-based crowdfunding is increasing.

18 - 19 May 2017
Start: 9:00 am

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Dr. Maja Adena
maja.adena [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Subtitle
Lecture by William H. Starbuck
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The world faces serious and complex problems that are difficult to address. Existing organizations are not effectively addressing these problems. National governments fracture the world into regions that show little concern for the world as a whole. Non-governmental organizations scatter their efforts in pursuit of additional funds. Global corporations bind the world together with trade and cooperation, and they shift wealth from the wealthiest nations to the poorest ones.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

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Nina Schweigert
nina.schweigert [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Subtitle
WZB Big Data Brown-Bag Seminar with Judith Simon
Description

From industry over science to public policy, Big Data has sparked immense interest, raising both hopes and fears. While it has been hailed for its promises of economic prosperity, techno-scientific progress and societal advances by some, others have stressed new and emerging ethical, societal and political challenges related to the widespread adoption of data analytics in many public and private sectors.

Thursday, 11 May 2017
Start: 11:30 am

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Martina Franzen
martina.franzen [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Description

MaD Colloquium
 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Start: 11:00 am

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Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
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Lecture by Kathryn Bowen
Description

The international health and medical journal The Lancet has described climate change as the biggest global health threat of the 21st century. It is clear that the climate is changing and that the impact on health is real. Health injuries, illnesses, and deaths caused by extreme weather events such as heatwaves, hurricanes and floods are obvious. Climate change also is affecting the geographic range and incidence of infectious diseases, such as diarrheal disease and malaria, and under-nutrition.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Start: 10:00 am

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Vanessa Rentel
vanessa.rentel [at] wzb.eu
5 - 6 May 2017
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Workshop
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The focus of this workshop is a book-in-progress, by Macartan Humphreys (Columbia University/WZB) and Alan Jacobs (University of British Columbia/Hertie School of Governance), on an approach to drawing causal inferences from qualitative and quantitative evidence in a manner guided by theory. Topics to be discussed will include causal models and directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and their uses for research design, the integration of process tracing with correlational analysis, case selection, and the optimal mix ​of ​intensive and extensive investigation.

5 - 6 May 2017
Start: 9:00 am

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Stefanie Roth, Marion Obermaier
buero.usp [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 4 May 2017
Description

Zum vierten Mal lädt das WZB alle ehemaligen Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter zum jährlichen Ehemaligen-Treffen an das WZB ein. Das Treffen wird mit einer Veranstaltung der Serie „Junge Wissenschaft trifft Politik“ eröffnet: Gastredner wird der WZB-Alumnus und heutige G20-Sherpa der Bundesregierung Lars-Hendrik Röller sein. Im Anschluss bietet sich die Möglichkeit zum Wiedersehen und Knüpfen neuer Kontakte. Sie haben früher am WZB gearbeitet und keine Einladung erhalten? Dann kontaktieren Sie uns.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

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Katrin Schwenk
alumni [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 4 May 2017
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Deutschland richtet in diesem Jahr zum ersten Mal den G20-Gipfel aus, der am 7. und 8. Juli in Hamburg stattfindet. Die Gruppe der Zwanzig (G20) ist das zentrale Forum zur internationalen Zusammenarbeit in Finanz- und Wirtschaftsfragen; zu dem Treffen kommen die Staats- und Regierungschefinnen und -chefs der wichtigsten Industrie- und Schwellenländer zusammen. „Eine vernetzte Welt gestalten“ ist das Motto der deutschen G20-Präsidentschaft.

Thursday, 4 May 2017
Start: 6:00 pm

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Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
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Tagung
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Bürgerinnen und Bürger sollen besser an wichtigen Entscheidungen für die Stadt beteiligt werden. Das ist Konsens. Aber was heißt das? Und wie wird das umgesetzt? Die Stiftung Zukunft Berlin hat in vielen Jahren ein Modell der bürgerschaftlichen Mitverantwortung entwickelt und erprobt, welches wir vorstellen wollen. Dieses Modell stärkt die parlamentarische Demokratie und stellt sie nicht in Frage.

Das Programm finden Sie hier.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Start: 6:00 pm

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Anett Szabó/Stiftung Zukunft Berlin
szabo [at] stiftungzukunftberlin.eu
30 - 31 March 2017
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Workshop in Kooperation mit der Stiftung Universität Hildesheim, Institut für Sozial- und Organisationspädagogik
Description

Fragen nach der Wirkungsweise von Gesetzen, nach den Standards der Gesetzesfolgenabschätzung und der Gesetzesevaluation werden immer bedeutsamer. Was sind die theoretischen und methodischen Annahmen über die Wirkungsweise von Gesetzen? Was genau ist unter einer Gesetzesevaluation zu verstehen, welche Aussagen muss sie treffen (können) und welchen fachlichen Standards muss sie genügen? Was sind die Erwartungen der Auftraggeber? Wo liegen die Schwierigkeiten für die Evaluierenden in der Praxis?

30 - 31 March 2017
Start: 1:00 pm

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Laura Jung
laura.jung [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 27 March 2017
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Jan Paul Heisig (WZB), Martin Elff (Zeppelin University), Merlin Schaffer (University of Cologne), and Susumu Shikano (University of Konstanz)
Description

Comparative political science has long worried about the performance of multilevel models when the number of upper-level units is small. Exacerbating these concerns, an influential Monte Carlo study by Stegmueller (2013) suggests that frequentist methods yield biased estimates and severely anti-conservative inference with small upper-level samples. Stegmueller recommends Bayesian techniques, which he claims to be superior in terms of both bias and inferential accuracy. In this paper, we reassess and refute these results.

Monday, 27 March 2017

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Martin Ehlert
ehlert [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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Das von der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung geförderte interdisziplinäre Promotionskolleg „‚Gute Arbeit‘: Ansätze zur Gestaltung der Arbeitswelt von morgen“ hat im November 2016 unter der Leitung von Jutta Allmendinger seine Arbeit am WZB aufgenommen. Den Kern des Kollegs bilden fünf Wissenschaftler und Wissenschaftlerinnen des WZB sowie acht Doktoranden und Doktorandinnen aus den Disziplinen Soziologie, Ökonomie und Psychologie.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

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Patricia Löffler
Kolleg.GuteArbeit [at] wzb.eu
21 - 22 March 2017
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Franco-German Conference
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The (de-)regulation of employment, the challenges of reconciling work and family life, and the processes of inclusion and exclusion on the labor market have been key topics in the social sciences in France and Germany for many years. However, little attention has been paid to direct comparisons and transfer analyses across national boundaries. The conference will therefore open a binational dialogue to find answers to the following questions: What are the central changes, transformations, and conflicts within the fields of work and family life in Germany and France?

21 - 22 March 2017
Start: 3:00 pm

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Lisa Crinon
lisa.crinon [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Subtitle
WZB Big Data Brown Bag Seminar mit Cornelius Puschmann
Description

Algorithmische Selektionsprozesse in Plattformen wie Facebook und Twitter sind derzeit Gegenstand einer intensiven gesellschaftlichen Debatte über die Transparenz und Verlässlichkeit digitaler Informationen. Dabei sind die grundlegenden Verfahren, die für die Erstellung von personalisierten Informationsangeboten eingesetzt werden, in anderen Bereichen zum Teil schon seit Jahrzehnten im Einsatz (Handel, Tourismus, Bankwesen). Wie werden Informationen gefiltert, die in Social-Media-Plattformen in personalisierten Feeds angezeigt werden? Wie wirkt sich Personalisierung in Suchmaschinen aus?

Thursday, 9 February 2017
Start: 11:30 am

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Martina Franzen
martina.franzen [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 3 February 2017
Subtitle
Conference on the 80th birthday of Director emeritus Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Klingemann
Description

In recent years, democracy, parties, and citizens have been facing a number of challenges: Political communities change; political cultures become more heterogeneous. The mass media and new media affect the structures of communication between representatives and represented. Increasing demand for participation challenges representative democracy and traditional actors such as political parties. Voters have to deal with an increasing complexity of policy spaces. Holding governments accountable becomes increasingly complicated, political representation more complex.

Friday, 3 February 2017
Start: 9:30 am

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Bernhard Weßels
bernhard.wessels [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Description
Tracy Corley, doctoral candidate in the Law and Public Policy program at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. and guest researcher at the Institute for Skills, Labor, and Qualifications (IAQ) at the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), will present the progress of her doctoral study and current findings. Her research examines the effect of employment policy reform on social constructions of legitimate and illegal work in Germany.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Start: 4:00 pm

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Barbara Schlüter
barbara.schlueter [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 16 January 2017
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Peter Schmidt (University of Gießen)
Description

In the last years more and more researchers have tested the cross-national equivalence of measures (metric and scalar invariance) in different large international data-sets like the ESS, EVS, ISSP, PISA, PIACC and WVS using cross-sections or repeated cross-sections. They were applied mostly to individual data in those surveys measuring individual attitudes or values(Davidov et al. 2014, Ciechuch/Davidov/Schmidt 2016).

Monday, 16 January 2017
Start: 1:00 pm

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Martin Ehlert
ehlert [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Description

The workshop “How to write a good thesis” took place on January 11th, 2017. In the morning, issues of time management, archiving and documenting, and research ethics were presented and discussed. In the afternoon, there was a panel discussion which was open to all young researchers of the WZB where supervisors and young Postdocs shared insight from their experience of thesis writing.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Start: 9:30 am

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Carina Sprungk
carina.sprungk [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 6 January 2017
Subtitle
Zum 65. Geburtstag von Wolfgang Merkel
Description

Die Demokratie steht vor gewaltigen Herausforderungen. Sozioökonomische Ungleichheit führt zunehmend zu asymmetrischer politischer Partizipation. Demokratische Wahlen können dem anscheinend nichts entgegensetzen. Ökonomische Globalisierungsprozesse beschleunigen die Entparlamentarisierung des demokratischen Prozesses.

Friday, 6 January 2017
Start: 3:00 pm

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Gudrun Mouna
gudrun.mouna [at] wzb.eu

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