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 – roldanmendiviluuni-potsdampde
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.