Past Workshops and Lecture Series of the Chair of Political Theory

Vorlesungsreihe: 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

 

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.
 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kerstin Reibold (reibolduni-potsdamde) or Professor Dimitrios Panagos (dpanagosmunca).

Previous Activities of the Chair of Political Theory

2021

On September 7, 2021, Dr. Hänel gave an (online) presentation at the MANCEPT workshop on Epistemic Injustice in Asylum Policy and Practice.
 

On July 14, 2021, Dr. Hänel gave an (online) lecture at Prof. Kreide's colloquium at the University of Giessen.
 

On July 1, 2021, Dr. Hänel gave the keynote address at the 2nd Munich Graduate Conference in Ethics (LMU).
 

On June 25-26, 2021, Dr. Hänel gave a lecture at the workshop "Feminist Perspectives on Globalization" at the University of Kassel.
 

On May 26, 2021, Dr. Hänel gave an (online) talk at Novamigra's Phd And Postdoc Workshop "Values In An Imperfect World: Migration Ethics And Non-Ideal Conditions" at the University Duisburg-Essen.
 

On May 25, 2021, Dr. Hänel gave a talk at Prof. Niesen's colloquium at the University of Hamburg.
 

On May 12, 2021, Dr. Hänel gave an (online) talk at the "Understanding Gendered Violence: The Value of Testimonial and Qualitative Evidence Workshop" at the University of Cambridge.
 

On January 22, 2021, Dr. Hänel gave a presentation at the SWIP workshop "What is a Woman?" at the University of Hamburg.

2020

Guest Lecture at the Research Colloquium in Münster

On Nov. 26, 2020, Prof. Schuppert gave a guest lecture at Franziska Dübgen's research colloquium.

Guest lecture at the research colloquium of Tamara Jugov and Stefan Gosepath

On 18.11.2020, Prof. Schuppert gave a guest lecture on Climate Justice and Feasibility at the research colloquium of Tamara Jugov and Stefan Gosepath.

DVPW Roundtable discussion

On September 24, 2020, Tine Stein and her team hosted a panel discussion on "Freedom and/or solidarity? Political theroy in times of the pandemic" as part of the theory section of the DVPW. For a full report (in German) click here.

Roundtable postponed

The Roundtable on Governing systemic financial risk, scheduled for April 22, 2020, had to be postponed.

Guest Lecture at the University of Hamburg

On April 14, 2020, Prof. Schuppert was to give a guest lecture at the research colloquium of the Chair of Political Theory at the University of Hamburg. The lecture had to be cancelled due to coronavirus-related measures.

Guest Lecture "A Normative Theory of Systemic Risk"

On February 26, 2020, Prof. Schuppert was to give a guest lecture on A Normative Theory of Systemic Risk in Durham as part of the Political Thought and Global Politics Seminar Series. Due to the strikes in the United Kingdom the lecture had to be postponed.

Guest Lectures at the University of La Laguna

In February 2020, Dr. Thomas Mehlhausen taught on European integration issues at the University of La Laguna as part of an Erasmus lecturer mobility program.

Excursion to the Open Society Foundation

In the context of the master seminar "The democratic legitimacy of the European Union" by Dr. Mehlhausen, the seminar group visited the Open Society Foundation in Berlin on February 3, 2020, to discuss the so-called other democratic deficit of the European Union in the form of democratic backsliding using the example of Hungary.

Workshops "Land Rights in a Changing Climate"

As part of the British Academy-funded research project on Land Rights in a Changing Climate, which the Chair is overseeing in cooperation with Megan Blomfield from the University of Sheffield, two workshops were held in January:

January 27, 2020 at Tromsø University - Land Rights in a Changing Climate

  • Fabian Schuppert (University of Potsdam): "Land-based adaptation measures, the claims of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, and the prospects of a just transition"
  • Kerstin Reibold (Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø): "Indigenous land rights under climate change"
  • Matthew Coffay (University of Bergen): "Sustainability in Norwegian agriculture: The normative model of sustainable development and sustainability transition studies"
  • Megan Blomfield (University of Sheffield): "Land as a global commons?"

 From January 30-31, 2020 at the University of Oslo

For more details click here.

Guest lecture on the future of Europe

On January 13,  2020, Prof. Dr. Kastrop of the Bertelsmann Foundation spoke on the future of Europe at the master seminar "The democratic legitimation of the European Union" by Dr. Thomas Mehlhausen.

Foresight study on European security

The results of the expert scenario workshop "European Security in 2030", which Dr. Thomas Mehlhausen conducted for the Hertie School of Governance and the London School of Economics and Political Science, have recently been published here under his methodological guidance and review.