Archiv Veranstaltungen 2019

Monday, 20 May 2019
Subtitle
Weizenbaum meets Colin Bennett
Description

It is now widely supposed in many democracies that the modern political campaign needs to be “data driven” to consolidate existing support and to find potential new voters and donors.  The capture of data on political opinions and affiliation permits the construction of profiles on individual voters and the “micro-targeting” of increasingly precise messages to increasingly refined segments of the electorate.  To what extent should modern campaigns be allowed to “know” the electorate?  The answer to this question relies to some extent on privacy and data protection rules, based on principles

Monday, 20 May 2019
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Dr. Thorsten Thiel
veranstaltungen-weizenbaum [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Subtitle
Seminar by Lyndall Strazdins
Description

The hour-glass ceiling refers to a ceiling on pay and advancement which arises when good jobs become predicated on long hours. This ceiling is time- not merit-based; it pushes otherwise qualified and capable women out of well-paid and influential jobs into short hour and less privileged jobs, compromising their income and earnings, creating a two-tiered, gender-polarised labour market that undermines equality. This seminar discusses recent research on how time and health are related.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Start: 10:30 am

Contact

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Jianghong Li
jianghong.li [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 13 May 2019
Subtitle
Rethinking national security, secrecy and intelligence governance

Panel Discussion
Description

The revelations by Edward Snowden in 2013 and subsequent inquiries have highlighted how Western intelligence agencies use the potential of digital surveillance. Agencies like the US-American NSA, the British GCHQ or the German BND are part of transnational intelligence networks that collect and exchange data on a massive scale.

Monday, 13 May 2019
Start: 6:30 pm

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Ronja Kniep
ronja.kniep [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 10 May 2019
Subtitle
Podiumsdiskussion
Description

Die Digitalisierung, soziale Medien und Phänomene wie Hackerangriffe oder Fake News stellen die Demokratie vor Herausforderungen. Dabei besteht ein Spannungsfeld zwischen den Chancen, die die Digitalisierung für eine optimale Beteiligung von Bürgerinnen und Bürgern am politischen Prozess bietet, und den Risiken, die die Resilienz der Demokratien im digitalen Zeitalter auf die Probe stellen können.

Friday, 10 May 2019
Start: 4:30 pm

Contact

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Patricia Löffler
patricia.loeffler [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 8 May 2019
Subtitle
Panel Discussion
Description

Roundtable with Clara Iglesias Keller (HIIG / Rio de Janeiro State University), Julia Pohle (WZB), Cornelius Puschmann (Hans-Bredow-Institut Hamburg) and Camille Roth (CNRS / CMB).

Moderation: Christian Mihr (Reporter ohne Grenzen)

Digital spaces have progressively become a significant part of the public space as a whole, and the dynamics of deliberation, communication and information in these spaces are key to understanding contemporary political and democratic processes.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

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Sara Iglesias
iglesias [at] cmb.hu-berlin.de
Wednesday, 8 May 2019
Subtitle
Lecture by John Perkins
Description

California and Germany are among the largest economies of the world, and they also share similarly ambitious goals for achieving climate-neutral energy systems.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

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Leslie Quitzow
leslie.quitzow [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Subtitle
APIR seminar with Defne Över (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) and İrem Ebetürk (WZB)
Description

Discussant: Kriszta Kovács (WZB)

Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

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Alexandros Tokhi
alexandros.tokhi [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 29 April 2019
Short description
The concept of citizenship originated in the city republics of ancient and early modern Europe. Today, after the determination of citizenship has become a monopoly of states, cities reclaim citizenship for themselves. This talk will explore the potential and limitations of new manifestations of urban citizenship in Western democratic states.

Monday, 29 April 2019
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

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Katrin Ludwig
katrin.ludwig [at] wzb.eu
29 - 30 April 2019
Short description
This workshop focuses on analyzing blockchain governance from a theoretical perspective, relying on the extensive body of literature on legal and political theory, identity, citizenship, collective action and game theory.

29 - 30 April 2019
Start: 10:00 am

Contact

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Ana Dicu
Ana.Dicu [at] eui.eu
25 - 27 April 2019
Short description
The interdisciplinary conference seeks to understand better the intercultural tensions between majority and minority rights, the reflection of these tensions in law and policy, moral and legal challenges they pose to theories of democracy, diversity and justice, and their normative consequences.

25 - 27 April 2019

Contact

Contact name
Katrin Ludwig
katrin.ludwig [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Short description
Liav Orgad (EUI Florence/WZB/IDC Herzliya) will give a short presentation before his paper on the ethical dilemmas of forcing particularly immigrants, to be "free" will be discussed.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Katrin Ludwig
Katrin.Ludwig [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Subtitle
Presentation by Johanna Gereke (MZES Fellow, University of Mannheim)
Description

 

Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Katrin Ludwig
Katrin.Ludwig [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 12 April 2019
Subtitle
Diskussionsforum und Get-together in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutschen Historischen Museum Berlin
Description

Wer hätte vor ein paar Jahren gedacht, dass Grundfragen der Demokratie in Deutschland zu Debatte stehen und intensiv diskutiert werden? Viele Wählerinnen und Wähler haben sich abgewandt und sind enttäuscht. Andere sind entschlossen, sich nicht entmutigen zu lassen und demokratische Standards zu verteidigen. Welchen Beitrag können ein Museum und ein wissenschaftliches Institut dazu leisten? Das WZB und das Deutsche Historische Museum (DHM) laden in der WZB-Reihe „Achtung: Demokratie“ zu einem Diskussionsforum über die neuen Herausforderungen für die Demokratie ein.

Friday, 12 April 2019
Start: 6:30 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
11 - 12 April 2019
Description

The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) brings together faculty and advanced graduate students in economics, political science, and other social science disciplines, with a combined focus on field-based research and political economy methods. The workshop involves in-depth discussions of papers and research designs that are circulated and read in advance, and is ideally suited for feedback on work-in-progress.

Organizers: Ana Garcia-Hernandez, Alexandra Scacco, Michael Seese

11 - 12 April 2019
Start: 8:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Marion Obermaier / Stefanie Roth
ipi.office [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 4 April 2019
Subtitle
Lecture by Jennifer Hook
Description

Moderated by Anette Fasang

Thursday, 4 April 2019
Start: 10:00 am

Contact

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Hilde Ottschofski
hilde.ottschofski [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Subtitle
Presentation by Daniel Meierrieks (WZB)
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Katrin Ludwig
Katrin.Ludwig [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 28 March 2019
Subtitle
Lecture by Jonas Pontusson, University of Geneva
Description

Discussant: Macartan Humphreys
Moderated by Swen Hutter

Thursday, 28 March 2019
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

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Patricia Löffler
patricia.loeffler [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Subtitle
Lecture by Catherine de Vries
Description

The European Union (EU) is facing one of the rockiest periods in its existence. No time in its history has it looked so economically fragile, so unsecure about how to protect its borders, so divided over how to tackle the crisis of legitimacy facing its institutions, and so under assault of Eurosceptic parties. The unprecedented levels of integration in recent decades has led to increased public contestation, yet at the same the EU is more reliant on public support for its continued legitimacy than ever before. Catherine E.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Laura Forstbach
laura.forstbach [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Subtitle
APIR seminar with Thomas Richter, GIGA Hamburg
Description

Discussant: tba

Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Alexandros Tokhi
alexandros.tokhi [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Subtitle
Lecture by Armin Schäfer
Description

“Wir sind das Volk”, “defending the heartland”, “the pure people” versus “the corrupt elite”—these are the rallying cries of populists across the globe. If nothing else, a strong anti-elitism unites those parties and movements. However, it remains unclear why this assertion would resonate with citizens if they felt well represented.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Laura Forstbach
laura.forstbach [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Subtitle
MAD Colloquium by Mathilde Emeriau, Ph.D. Candidate at Stanford University
Description
 
What determines whether some asylum seekers are granted refugee status while others are rejected? I draw upon archival records from a representative sample of 4,000 asylum applications filed in France between 1976 and 2016 to provide new evidence on the determinants of asylum decisions.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Katrin Ludwig
Katrin.Ludwig [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 14 March 2019
Subtitle
Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen des 50-jährigen Jubiläums des WZB
Description

Die liberale Demokratie ist in Bedrängnis. Jenseits sozialer und ökonomischer Konflikte reichen neue Auseinandersetzungen tief in die Identität und Kultur der westlichen Gesellschaften hinein. Konflikte über Grenzen, Migration, Menschenrechte und den Umgang mit Minderheiten führen zu einer stärkeren Politisierung und Mobilisierung. Viele Menschen engagieren sich und wollen die Welt verändern. Gleichzeitig sind die Eliten in die Kritik geraten. Eine zunehmende Sprachlosigkeit zwischen den verschiedenen gesellschaftlichen Gruppen erschwert die Suche nach Lösungen.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Subtitle
Lecture by Jens Hainmueller
Description

Migration is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. Many countries in Europe and North America have experienced a stark increase in the size and diversity of their immigrant and refugee populations. Reeling and reactive, governments are struggling to facilitate their successful integration. Much is at stake in this process. With the right approach, governments can set up immigrants for success and thereby strengthen the economy and enrich civil society.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Laura Forstbach
laura.forstbach [at] wzb.eu
7 - 8 March 2019
Description

Since its foundation in the 1970s, the Manifesto Project has provided data for measuring party positions and preferences based on parties’ electoral programs. The Manifesto Dataset which offers data on party preferences on specific policy issues and overarching policy scales in over 60 countries has strongly influenced research on political parties in the last decades. Recently, the Manifesto Project has extended its data collection and now provides access to the Manifesto Corpus – the digital and annotated manifesto collection of MARPOR.

7 - 8 March 2019
Start: 9:15 am

Contact

Contact name
Werner Krause
werner.krause [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Subtitle
Silja Häusermann, University of Zurich
Description

Discussant: Wolfgang Merkel
Moderated by Swen Hutter

Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Patricia Löffler
patricia.loeffler [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Subtitle
Lecture by Zeynep Somer-Topcu
Description

When do voters form accurate perceptions of party positions, and when do they feel certain about their perceptions? We believe that information availability plays a crucial role, and argue that election campaigns, by increasing information availability, enhance voter accuracy and certainty. Yet, we also argue that campaigns are less effective for voters’ perceptions about governing parties’ positions. In addition, we argue that changing party positions reduce voter certainty.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Laura Forstbach
laura.forstbach [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Subtitle
Lecture by Andreas Schedler
Description

Democracy is a system of peaceful conflict resolution. It places an absolute ban on the exercise, tolerance, and encouragement of political violence. Existing democracies, however, are not immune to violent action but suffer from multiple forms of political violence. Antidemocratic actors who openly justify and exercise violence are one part of the problem. Those who are suspicious of acting as their masterminds, accomplices, or sympathizers are the other part.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Laura Forstbach
laura.forstbach [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Subtitle
Lecture by Christian Welzel
Description

Using a new measure of “comprehensive democracy,” our analysis traces the global democratic trend over the last 116 years, from 1900 until 2016, looking in particular at the centennial trend’s cultural zoning. As it turns out, democracy has been proceeding and continues to differentiate the world’s nations in a strongly culture-bound manner: high levels of democracy remain a distinctive feature of nations in which emancipative values have grown strong over the generations.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Laura Forstbach
laura.forstbach [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Subtitle
APIR seminar with Álvaro Morcillo Laiz (WZB)
Discussant: tba
Description

We cordially invite you to the next session of our workshop series on Authoritarian Politics and International Relations at WZB! Álvaro Morcillo Laizwill talk about a new project titled "BLACK BOX. Donors, Activists, and the Global Spread of Human Rights".

Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Alexander Schmotz
alexander.schmotz [at] wzb.eu
21 - 22 February 2019
Description

We invite researchers to submit papers or extended abstracts to the 4th Economics of Media Bias Workshop. Organized by the eponymous research network, the workshop will be a platform to discuss current research, exchange ideas, and explore new collaboration scenarios.
As a group of economists and political scientists, we investigate forms, causes, and consequences of media bias, especially in news markets. Main questions of interest are:

21 - 22 February 2019
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

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Dr. Maja Adena
maja.adena [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Description

Klimawandel, Energie- und Verkehrswende – in den nächsten Jahrzehnten kommen große Veränderungen auf die Bürgerinnen und Bürger zu. In der Politik wird die Vernetzung über Ressortgrenzen hinweg immer wichtiger, wenn es darum geht – auch unbequeme – politische Entscheidungen über neue Mobilitätsformen oder Klimaschutzmaßnahmen zu treffen. Wie lässt sich Akzeptanz für diese neuen Energie- und Fortbewegungsmodelle schaffen? Welche Rolle kann hier die Forschung spielen?

Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Short description
In this Lecture, Professor Coeckelbergh argues that giving robots citizenship seems almost an insult to the very concept of citizenship. And yet, a more relational approach that takes seriously the role of the human and social appearance of robots could help us to understand why people may construct the robot’s political status in more “thick” terms in the near future.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Start: 3:30 pm

Contact

Contact name
Valentina Bettin (EUI)
valentina.bettin [at] eui.eu
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Subtitle
Lecture by Orit Kedar
Description

While in most Western democracies women support left-leaning and progressive parties at higher rate than men, five decades ago the opposite was the case. To explain the realignment along gender lines on the left, we analyze it jointly with the rise of the radical right – two phenomena usually studied separately. Unlike most studies of the gender gap, we focus on men’s vote.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Laura Forstbach
laura.forstbach [at] wzb.eu
14 - 15 February 2019
Subtitle
Interdisciplinary PhD Conference organized by the Doctoral Programs “Good Work” and “Work and its subjects”
Description

In cooperation with the doctoral program “Work and its Subjects” at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the WZB doctoral program “Good Work” is organizing an interdisciplinary PhD conference. International PhD students from different disciplines who have dedicated their PhD project to the topic of “work” in a broad sense will come together to exchange their progress and to connect with each other.

14 - 15 February 2019
Start: 9:15 am

Contact

Contact name
Carina Sprungk
carina.sprungk [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Subtitle
Lecture by Hanspeter Kriesi, European University Institute, Florence
Description

 

Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Katja Geiger
katja.geiger [at] fu-berlin.de
2 - 3 February 2019
Subtitle
Workshop in honor of Prof. Werner Guth's 75th birthday
Description
2 - 3 February 2019
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Gebhard Glock
gebhard.glock [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Subtitle
Podiumsdiskussion in der Reihe „Achtung: Demokratie“
Description

Die Wissenschaftsfreiheit steht in einigen Ländern unter Druck: Forschungsergebnisse werden immer wieder öffentlich diskreditiert, der internationale Austausch zwischen Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern behindert, unbequemen Forschenden die nötigen finanziellen Mittel entzogen. In Deutschland können wir Angriffe auf die Wissenschaft in dieser Dramatik zwar noch nicht beobachten. Dennoch: Auch hier sieht sich die Wissenschaft immer stärkeren Rechtfertigungszwängen ausgesetzt.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Carina Sprungk
carina.sprungk [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Short description
The workshop will examine China’s emerging Social Credit System from different disciplines: political theory, social science, legal jurisprudence, and moral philosophy. It aims at improving our understanding of the system, investigating its ethics, and exploring its legal implications and the regulatory regimes that should govern it.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Valentina Bettin
valentina.bettin [at] eui.eu
Friday, 25 January 2019
Subtitle
Ein Abend über technische und soziale Innovationen mit Richard David Precht, Jutta Allmendinger und Ina Schieferdecker
Description

 

Die Veranstaltung ist ausgebucht, leider sind keine Anmeldungen mehr möglich!

 

Friday, 25 January 2019
Start: 7:30 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 25 January 2019
Subtitle
Special BAMS seminar with Prof. Richard Blundell (University College London)
Description


The Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) is a weekly seminar, jointly organized by DIW Berlin, Hertie School of Governance, HU Berlin, FU Berlin, TU Berlin, WZB, the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and the SFB TRR 190.

Friday, 25 January 2019
Start: 1:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Prof. Dr. Peter Haan, DIW
phaan [at] diw.de
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Subtitle
A common project by Hanno Hilbig, Daniel Ziblatt and Daniel Bischof
Description
 
While an enormous body of research investigates what drives radical right voting, we know comparatively little about the cultural roots of this phenomenon. We add to this research agenda by investigating how “cultural remoteness” of regions affects voting for the radical right in Germany. We argue that voters who live in districts which are culturally more distinct and exclusive are more likely to vote for radical right parties. Cultural remoteness strengthens feelings of local identity and the need to isolate oneself from global developments.
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Miriam Hunyadi
Miriam.Hunyadi [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 18 January 2019
Subtitle
Max Weber's “Politik als Beruf” at 100
Description

Friday, 18 January 2019
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Barçın Uluışık
barcin.uluisik [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 8 January 2019
Subtitle
APIR seminar with Daniëlle Flonk (Hertie School of Governance)
Discussant: tba
Description

We cordially invite you to the next session of our workshop series on Authoritarian Politics and International Relations at WZB!

Tuesday, 8 January 2019
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Alexandros Tokhi
alexandros.tokhi [at] wzb.eu