Workshops


2022

Online-Workshop "Just Transitions in a changing climate" am 12.September 2022

Schedule: 

09:30 – 09:45 Welcome

09:45 – 10:45 Rabea Scholz: What (if anything) is energy justice?

11:00 – 12:00 Fausto Corvino: The forward-looking polluter pays principle for a 2060 sustainable world

12:00 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 14:15 Eric Brandstedt: Examining Injustices in Wind Power Development: An Engaged Ethics Approach

14:30 – 15:30 Alix Dietzel: Securing a Just Transition to a Climate Resilient Bristol: Obstacles and Opportunities

15:45 – 16:45 Christian Baatz: How to assess Carbon Dioxide Removal and Adaptation? A critique of the IPCC

International Conference on Epistemic Injustice & Recognition Theory - 1-2 Sept 2022 @ HU Berlin

Keynotes:

Nadja El Kassar

Paul Giladi

Thomas Khurana

Eraldo Souza dos Santos

 

Other Speakers: 

Jacob Blumenfeld

Robin Celikates

Matt Congdon

Hilkje Hänel

Kristina Lepold

Kerstin Reibold

Breno Santos

 

Please register in advance: https://epistemic-misrecognition.weebly.com/events.html

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Online-Workshop „Disability and Social Injustice“ am 21. Juli 2022:

9.55 Welcome

10.00 Regina Schidel (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

11.00 Stephanie Elsen (Universität Bern)

12.00 Lunch Break

13.00 Sarah Karim (Universität zu Köln)

 

To participate please send an Email to hilkje.charlotte.haeneluni-potsdamde.

Public Workshop: Recognition Failures, Epistemic Injustice & Social Movements - 22 June 2022

22 June 2022, Potsdam 10.00-16.00 (CET)

 

with

Karen Ng

Breno Santos

Eric-John Russell

Jacob Blumenfeld

Gonçalo Marcello

Kerstin Reibold

Hilkje Hänel

 

Please register in advance: https://epistemic-misrecognition.weebly.com/

Organized by DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and University of Potsdam

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WOGAP Berlin* 

* WOGAP Berlin (short for Workshop on Gender and Philosophy) aims to bring together researchers who are interested in feminist philosophy broadly conceived. We're meeting once a month in a hybrid format and discuss work in progress by speakers whose papers will be circulated beforehand; unless explicitly announced otherwise, the papers and discussion is in English. If you're interested in participating in the workshop and/or in receiving other announcements on feminist philosophy in Berlin, please send an email to ls.feminist.phil@hu-berlin.de and we will put you on the mailing list.

 

Fridays, 4:15 pm, Schönhauser Allee 10-11 (Room 3.25)

 

April 22, 2022: Caleb Ward (Hamburg)

May 20, 2022: Breno Santos (Mato Grosso)

June 10, 2022: Samia Hesni (Boston) 

July 22, 2022: Quill Kukla (Georgetown)

 

Organized by: Hilkje C. Hänel, Deborah Mühlebach & Mirjam Müller

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Student Conference & Panel Discussion: "No Refuge – Border Regime and Refugee Rights" on 12/03 and 13/03/2022

This student conference addresses the issue of refugee policy from a normative perspective. The starting point is Serena Parekh's book 'No refuge - Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis'. It presents the situation of refugees who do not find safe refuge in refugee camps, in urban slums or on the onward journey. It analyzes how poor shelter and dangerous flight create a second refugee crisis and discusses what moral claims refugees in such situations can make to the international community. Conference papers address questions around refugee rights: Should cities and municipalities have the right to decide whether to accept refugees from camps? Why does the issue of refugee camps receive so little public attention? Do states have a direct obligation to facilitate asylum seeking? What would need to be done to enable (especially female) refugees to live with dignity in refugee camps?
 

This panel complements academic discussions on refugee rights by bringing in affected people and staff from various non-governmental organizations to speak. The various participants will share their knowledge and experiences in the context of flight, asylum, refugee camps, and refugee rights, and then participate in a collaborative discussion.
 

To participate online via Zoom, please contact: reibolduni-potsdamde

 

Program

Day 1 (12.03.2022): Conference and panel discussion

 

Conference room: 3.06.S27         

Panel discussion room: 3.06.H02

Online: uni-potsdam.zoom.us/j/69574520724

 

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome

Moderation:

10:15 – 11:00

Nadja Moeller, Mareike Blum: Wilful ignorance as a hindrance to addressing the second refugee crisis

Lina Rinz

11:15 – 12:00

Maximilian Oltersdorf: Should Germany admit more economic refugees?

Lina Rinz

12-13

Lunch Break

 

13:00 – 13:45

Yelda Grönlund: Giving refuge: Framing a moral issue economically

Alexander Groborz

14:00 – 14:45

Freya Klose: For using a relational paradigm of refugee autonomy

Alexander Groborz

14:45 – 15:15

Coffee Break

 

15:15 – 16:00

Jonas Hase: Possibilities of communal resettlement in national liberal theories

Felix Homburg

16:15 – 17:00

Anni Verhoeven: What kind of responsibility can be ascribed to nation-states regarding the lack of

financial funding in UNHCR refugee camps?

Felix Homburg

17:00 – 18:00

Break

 

18:00 – 19:30

Panel discussion: Discussing refugee rights between theory and practice

Serena Parekh (Western University), Jana Ciernioch (Ärzte ohne Grenzen), Jonas Wipfler (Misereor), Mirka Schäfer (SOS Humanity), Women in Exile (Grace and Zuwena)

Lukas Witte

 

Day 2 (13.03.2022): Conference and book workshop

 

Conference room: 3.06.S27         

Online: uni-potsdam.zoom.us/j/69574520724

 

09:50 – 10:00

Welcome

Moderation

10:00 – 10:45

Leon Avianus: U.S. Refugee Policy - Morality and Injustice

Lina Rinz

11:00 – 11:45

Jeremias vom Endt: How does the principle of sovereign states facilitate the second refugee crisis?

Felix Homburg

11:45 – 13:00

Lunch Break

 

13:00 – 13:45

Lucia Krueger: Should certain refugee groups be prioritized?

Alexander Groborz

14:00 – 15:30

Book workshop: Mollie Gerver and Kaja Jenssen Rathe, replies by Serena Parekh

Kerstin Reibold

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

 

16:00 – 17:30

Book workshop: Melina Duarte, Hilkje Hänel, replies by Serena Parekh

Fabian Schuppert

17:30 – 17:45

Closing discussion/ Goodbye

 

Workshop "Decolonizing Epistemic Injustice" — Feb 24-25, 2022

Theories of epistemic injustice are concerned with unjust or unfair behaviour related to knowledge production and communication. Theories of epistemic injustice ask, for example, who is excluded from knowledge and communication practices, who is silenced and how, whose meanings are distorted or ignored, whose knowledge or statements are trusted and who is doubted, and so on. The concept of epistemic injustice thus connects two philosophical lines of inquiry: Epistemology, that is, the question of what knowledge is and how it is obtained, and normative political theory, that is, the question of how a just society should be constituted. Theories of epistemic injustice examine how certain forms of (non)knowledge produce, entrench, and even justify social inequality in public discourse. Questions of epistemic injustice therefore have high scientific as well as social relevance. 
 

Similarly, decolonial theorising offers an important critique of persisting structures of racism, imperialism and colonial power structures. One key aspect of decolonial theorising is to question the assumed “progress” brought about by modernity, capitalism and (neo)liberalism. White colonialism and imperialism pushed aside, buried and discredited many ways of knowing and modes of being. 
 

It is the aim of this workshop to establish a connection between these issues and important philosophical debates. In so doing, the workshop hopefully draws out similarities and discrepancies in epistemic justice and decoloniality debates, further sharpening the critical edge of both projects.
 

Confirmed peakers are: Melanie Altanian, Amandine Catala, Emmalon Davis, Désirée Lim, Dennis Masaka, Gaile Pohlhaus, Kerstin Reibold, Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Fabian Schuppert
 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the workshop takes place online. There is a limited number of places for attendance. Please register online at:

https://www.eventbrite.de/e/conference-decolonizing-epistemic-injustice-tickets-254598469877
 

 If you have any queries, please send an e-mail to Finja Pohl: fipohluni-potsdamde
 

 We gratefully acknowledge funding by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
 

Organisers: Hilkje C. Hänel, Finja Pohl, Kerstin Reibold, and Fabian Schuppert.

Workshop Announcement: WOGAP Berlin

WOGAP Berlin (short for Workshop on Gender and Philosophy) aims to bring together a group of researchers, mainly based in the Berlin area, who are interested in feminist philosophy broadly conceived. WOGAP Berlin gets its name from, and is modelled after, a similar workshop based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We plan to meet once per month at Humboldt University Berlin (at the moment, we are planning to use a hybrid format). In the workshops we will discuss work in progress in feminist and social philosophy by speakers whose papers will be circulated beforehand; unless explicitly announced otherwise, the papers and discussion will be in English. We also plan to provide drinks and snacks and to create a space for feminist (and other) exchange and encounter after the discussion.
 

If you are interested in participating in the workshop and/or in receiving other announcements on feminist philosophy in Berlin, please send an email to ls.feminist.philhu-berlinde and we will put you on the mailing list.
 

Schedule for this term (winter 21/22):

26.11: 4.30-6pm:       Millicent Churcher (University of Sydney/FU Berlin): in person

17.12: 4.30-6pm:       Samia Hesni (Boston University): via zoom

28.01: 4.30-6pm:       Matilda Carter (King’s College London): via zoom or in person

25.02: 4.30-6pm:       Maren Behrensen (University of Twente): via zoom or in person
 

Organized by Mirjam Müller (HU Berlin), Hilkje Hänel (Univ. Potsdam) & Deborah Mühlebach (FU Berlin)

Neue Vorlesungsreihe „Klimawandel/Gesellschaftswandel – Gerechtigkeit in Zeiten des Klimawandels“

  • Mi, 03.11.21 – Dr. Mareike Blum (vor Ort): Diskursive Legitimierung und Mitbestimmung in der Klimapolitik
  • Mi, 24.11.21 – Prof. Dr. Daniela Winkler (online): Die wehrhafte Zivilgesellschaft in der Klimakrise
  • Mi, 15.12.21 – Prof. Dr. Konrad Ott (online): Ethische Grundlagen der Klimagerechtigkeit
  • Di, 01.02.22 – Prof. Dr. Angela Kallhoff (online): Klimagerechtigkeit und die Verantwortungsfrage neu gestellt -> Das Konzept der Klimagerechtigkeit ist in der Klimaethik entwickelt und kontrovers diskutiert worden. In diesem Beitrag werden zunächst zentrale Interpretationen des Konzepts erklärt. Dann wird erläutert, dass es in der Verwirklichung von Zielen in der Zukunft darauf auch darauf ankommt, die Bürden der Verantwortung fair zu verteilen. Dazu ist es nötig, auch in die Probleme der Verschiebung von Verpflichtungen im Rahmen kollektiven Handelns zu schauen.
  • Mi, 16.02.22 – Prof. Dr. Angelika Zahrnt (online): Priorität für Klimaschutz und für Wirtschaftswachstum – geht das zusammen?

Jeweils von 18:15 – 19:45

Online: Zoomlink: https://uni-potsdam.zoom.us/j/63454352212

Kennwort: 20212022

Kontakt für Nachfragen: Dr. Kerstin Reibold (reibolduni-potsdamde)
 

Der fortschreitende Klimawandel zwingt unsere Gesellschaft sich der wandelnden Realität unserer Umwelt anzupassen. Diese Anpassungen werden von drei Fragen getrieben: Wie können wir einen sich immer weiter beschleunigten Klimawandel verhindern, wie können wir unsere Gesellschaft auf die veränderten Umweltbedingungen vorbereiten, und wie kann beides auf eine gerechte und sozialverträgliche Weise geschehen? Die Vorlesungsreihe will die letzte Frage als Leitlinie für die Beantwortung der beiden ersten Fragen nutzen und somit fragen: Wie müssen sich die heutigen gesellschaftlichen, politischen, und ökonomischen Systeme sowie die sie tragenden Werte und Normen ändern, um eine gerechte Zukunft zu schaffen? Welche Alternativen gibt es heute schon und wie können diese innerhalb eines demokratischen Systems legitimiert werden? Wie können die heutigen und zukünftigen Bürden des Klimawandels gerecht verteilt werden und welche systemischen Voraussetzungen müssen dafür geschaffen werden? Die Vorlesungsreihe nimmt sich dieser Fragen in zwei thematischen Blöcken an: Der erste Themenblock „Kapitalismus und Wachstum“ soll sich Themen rund um unser ökonomisches System und den damit verbundenen Werten, Normen, und Herausforderungen widmen. Der zweite Themenblock „Legitimation und Mitbestimmung“ stellt sich Fragen rund um Kriterien für eine legitime, d.h. gerechtfertigte, Klimapolitik sowie der Rolle, die öffentlicher Diskurs und breite Mitbestimmung hierbei spielen.

Workshop: Grounding climate change - land, environment, and the green future

The workshop discussed conceptualizations of and theories about land, nature, and the environment and how they inform and possibly transform our current approaches to climate change and the needed transitions to move towards a greener future. On the one hand, the workshop asked how our current understanding of land, nature, and environment is connected to climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. On the other hand, the workshop explored what alternative concepts of land, nature, and environment there are and how these would transform our understanding of and approach to the challenges of climate change. For example, relational approaches have recently gained more attention both in philosophy and environmental sciences and are transforming our understanding of humans’ place in nature as well as strategies of ecosystem management and concepts of the foundations of territoriality.
 

The workshop was held online on two half days (13./14.01.22 – 4-7PM (GMT+1)).

Programme:
 

13.01.2022

Time (GMT)

Time (PST)

Presentation

Discussant

15:00 – 16:00

07:00 – 08:00

Welcome; Laura Garcia Portela: Climate change and compensation

Melih Can Kızmaz

16:10 – 17:00

08:10 – 09:00

Alejandra Mancilla: Effective disoccupation

Eraldo Souza dos Santos

17:10 – 18:00

09:10 – 10:00

Cara Nine: Self-determination as functional autonomy

Lucy Benjamin

 

14.01.2022

Time

Time

Presentation

Discussant

15:00 – 15:50

07:00 – 07:50

Anna Wienhues: Species Extinctions and the State

Laura Garcia Portela

16:00 – 16:50

08:00 – 08:50

Marion Hourdequin: The right to be cold

Lesley Green

17:00 – 18:00

09:00 – 10:00

Kerstin Reibold: Settler colonialism, decolonization, and climate change; Wrap-up

Maria Skoutaridou

2021

SWIP-Workshop on materialist feminism - Jun 16, 2021

Since the winter semester 2020-21, the SWIP "Work in Progress" workshop has been held once a year at the Chair of Political Theory in Potsdam in cooperation with the Chair of Feminist Philosophy (JProf Mirjam Müller) at HU Berlin. The workshops are designed to provide a space where women* can present their philosophical projects and ideas and receive constructive feedback. Special attention is given to ideas that are still in the early stages of development. The workshops are open and pre-read to all interested parties. There is a call for presentations twice a year (once for the summer semester workshop at HU and once for the winter semester workshop at the University of Potsdam) here on the site.

The focus of the July 16 workshop was on work in the field of Materialist Feminism (broadly understood). Here we were thinking, for example, of feminist perspectives on capitalism, theoretical engagements with care work and social reproduction, or discussions of Marxist/socialist feminist theories. Among others, Dr. Eva von Redecker was invited.
 

Program:

9.30-9.45: Welcome.
9.45-10.45: Janette Otterstein: Definitions of Socialist and Marxist Feminism.
10.45-11.45: Birte de Gruisbourne: Autonomizing institutional practices of care. What could it mean to rethink institutions as inclined caring arrangements?
11.45-12: Coffee break
12-13: Livia von Samson: Hegel's Theory of the Family and the Method of a Materialist Feminism
13-14.30: Lunch break
14.30-15.30: Abibi Stewart: Intersectionality and Social Reproduction Theory - Feminism for the 99% or Solidarity in the House of Difference?
15.30-16.30: Alexandra Colligs: Identity and Division of Labor
16.30-16.45: Coffee Break
16.45-17.45: Eva von Redecker: Materialism & Phantom Possession

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at: hilkje.charlotte.haeneluni-potsdamde.

Lecture series "The 'Self' and the 'Other' in Political Theory"

In the summer term 2021, the Lehrstuhl  hosted five fabulous guest speakers on the overall theme of The 'Self' and the 'Other' in Political Theory.

The online lecture series invited students and academic researches alike to engage with multiple forms of anti-colonial, post-colonial, de-colonial, anti-racist, feminist and anti-capitalist critiques and intersectional engagements with the question of ‘Self’ and ‘Other’ in Political Theory. Our guest speakers brought together refreshing views stemming from Post-/De-Colonial Theory, Feminism and/or Marxism.

15 April – Bafta Sarbo (Berlin) - ‘Rasse’ als Konzept in der Politischen Theorie

29 April – Claudia Brunner (Klagenfurt) - Epistemische Gewalt: feministisch-dekoloniale Perspektiven

13 May – Gilbert Achcar (London) - Marxism and Orientalism

27 May – Vishwas Satgar (Johannesburg) - Imperialism, Non Euro-centric Marxism and the Eco-cide Question

10 June – Mike Cole (Lincoln) - Public Pedagogy and Political Theory: from Marx and Engels to anti-racist feminist ecosocialism

 

If you have any questions, please contact: Eleonora Roldán Mendívil – roldanmendiviluni-potsdamde

Mike Cole: Public Pedagogy and Political Theory: from Marx and Engels to antiracist feminist ecosocialism

Vishwas Satgar: Imperialism, Non Euro-centric Marxism and the Eco-cide Question

Gilbert Achcar: Marxism and Orientalism

Claudia Brunner: Epistemische Gewalt: feministisch-dekoloniale Perspektiven

Bafta Sarbo: 'Rasse' als Konzept in der Politischen Theorie - Eine materialistische Begriffsklärung

Workshop "Trust and the Public Sphere"

From August 26 - 27, 2021, the online workshop "Trust and the Public Sphere“ was hosted by Dr. Kerstin Reibold from the Chair of Political Theory at the University of Potsdam and by Professor Dimitrios Panagos from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.
 

By bringing together philosophers, political theorists and political scientists, this workshop aimed to identify some of the most recent developments in the literature and highlight numerous challenges associated with the theorization and application of trust-related concepts.
 

Speakers included Christian Budnik (University of Zurich), Hale Doguoglu (Western University), Nikolas Kirby (Harvard University), Carolyn McLeod (Western University), Gloria Origgi (Institut Nicod), Dimitrios Panagos (Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador) and Kerstin Reibold (University of Potsdam).
 

For further information, you can consult the official website of the workshop here.

2020

Online Author meets Critics Workshop with Serene Khader on her recent book Decolonizing Universalism

 

The workshop took place Dec 3-4, 2020.

 

Preliminary Schedule:

Dec 3, 2020

17.00 Welcome/Hilkje Hänel (Potsdam)

18.00 Enja Schulz (Potsdam)

19.00 Kerstin Reibold (Potsdam)

 

Dec 4, 2020

17.00 Johanna Müller (München)

18.00 Fabian Schuppert (Potsdam)

19.00 Final Discussion

 

Each session includes a critical engagement with a topic from Decolonizing Universalism as well as a response by Serene Khader and time for discussion.

 

Due to Corvid-19, the workshop took place online. For more information, please contact: hilkje.charlotte.haeneluni-potsdamde