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Invitation and Program

University of Potsdam, Summer 2016

The Research Colloquium of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences:


Current Research on “Wicked (Policy) Problems”


Time: Wednesday  12-14 c.t. (except evening sessions: 18-20 c.t.), (bi)weekly

Venue: University of Potsdam, Campus Potsdam Griebnitzsee, House 7, Room 227

Organizers: Prof. Sabine Kuhlmann, Jennifer Bansard, Katja Lass-Lennecke, Ina Radtke, Eva Schindler, Christian Schmidt-Wellenburg


Program (pdf-download)


27.04. (evening session:
18-20 c.t.)

Prof. Barbara Czarniawska, PhD

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

University fashions

(Journal articlePDF)



11.05. (evening session:
18-20 c.t.)

Prof. Janine R. Wedel, PhD

George Mason University, Arlington, United States

The role of new influence elites and flexible power brokers in policy and governance (flyer PDF)




Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ortwin Renn

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam & University of Stuttgart, Germany

How to cope with complex risks: New approaches to Risk Governance (flyer PDF)

(journal article PDF )




Sjors Overman

Utrecht University,  The Netherlands

Great expectations  of autonomous agencies (flyer PDF) (journal article PDF)



(only today in room 3.06.S13)

Prof. Dr. Carmen Navarro Gómez

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Local democracy in times of austerity: For better or worse? (flyer PDF)  (journal article)



29.06. (evening session:
18-20 c.t.)

Prof. Dr. Erik-Hans Klijn

University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The interplay of trust and network management in network governance

(flyer PDF) (journal article PDF)





Prof. Dr. Bas Denters

University of Twente, The Netherlands

Public Governance: Bringing Citizens Back In!

(flyer PDF)




Prof. Moreen Heine

University of Potsdam, Germany

Dr. Alejandro Esguerra

WIPCAD, University of Potsdam, Germany

Openness in public authorities (Moreen Heine)

Innovation in science policy organizations (Alejandro Esguerra)

(Esguerra abstract pdf)

(flyer PDF)

Flash-Video (Dr. Alejandro Esguerra)

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