Events

Upcoming Events

28
01
2020
28/01/2020

Polycentric Governance of Transit Migration: Comparing Eastern Europe and the Middle East

Research Colloquium

With Maria Koinova

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Venue: Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Schifferstrasse 44, 1. Floor, Horst-Schimanski-Saal

11
02
2020
11/02/2020

Engagement all the Way Down: Practice and Critique in International Politics

Käte Hamburger Lecture

With Marieke de Goede (Professor of Political Science, University of Amsterdam)

This talk asks about the practices and forms of critique afforded at the intersection between Science-and-Technology Studies (STS) and the critical study of security politics. Can engagements with practice generate effective forms of critique? How does the attention to materialities and the fine-grained analysis of technical practices, that typically accompany STS-inspired research, feed into ways of practicing critique? How can the analytical attention to “little security nothings”, i.e. banal security devices and practices such as programming algorithms or looking at a CCTV surveillance feed, be translated into critical agendas?

A key message of the lecture is derived from Isabell Stengers' argument that critical practice is “engagement all the way down”. Thus, a non-judgmental critique suspends certainty and recognizes that political engagement is open-ended and to some extent unpredictable. It means that we linger with the problematisation. De Goede thinks through the ways in which the work of Stengers and others can be put in practice in qualitative critical security research. She identifies the notions of laughter, leveraging, joined risks and unexpected following as key pathways of non-judgemental critique. And in consequence one might (temporarily) find oneself in unlikely and uneasy alliances in the security domain.

Venue: LS 105 (NRW School of Governance), Lotharstraße 53, 47057 Duisburg

Date: February 11, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

12
03
2020
12/03/2020

Das Glücksversprechen der Nachhaltigkeit

Käte Hamburger Dialogue

Event in German

Panel discussion on the compatibility of increasing environmental awareness with the individual pursuit of happiness

With: Prof. Dr Christa Liedtke (Wuppertal Institute), Dr Ines Maria Eckermann (author), Elisabeth Schumann (Weltladen Duisburg), Sascha Ivan (Tellavision Clothing)

Moderation: Sascha Devigne (Studio 47) & Josip Sosic (VHS Duisburg)

In the current debate on climate neutrality, sustainability and the renunciation of consumption are regarded as ecologically and ethically imperative standards. But can we also be happy despite the associated call for self-regulation? After all, according to liberal philosophy, it is the task of state institutions to set no unnecessary limits to the individual pursuit of happiness - an idea that is still anchored in the collective consciousness of the Western world in the form of expectations of growth and prosperity. Against this background, how is it possible to reconcile sustainable behaviour and individual happiness and what role does politics play in this? Starting from global "recipes" for worldwide well-being, we would like to address the local conditions for sustainable forms of life. On what basis can such considerations exist in a city like Duisburg, where happiness was closely linked to the fossil fuel industry for many years?

A cooperation event with the VHS Duisburg

Date: 12.03.2020, 18:30 - 20:30

Location: Lecture hall of the VHS Duisburg Mitte/Süd (VHS in the city window), Steinsche Gasse 26, 47051 Duisburg

Events in the past

21
01
2020
21/01/2020

Familial Migration: Class, Gender, and Global Inequalities

Further Events
10
12
2019
10/12/2019

Victimizing Europeans? Narrating Europe's Shared History in the House of European History

Prof. Dr Wolfram Kaiser

Research Colloquium
27
11
2019
27/11/2019

Migration as a Human Right? Mapping Theories and Practices of Global Solidarity in Europe

PD. Dr Stefania Maffeis

Research Colloquium
26
11
2019
26/11/2019

Shadow Negotiators: How the UN Shapes the Rules of Global Trade to Protect Food Security

Käte Hamburger Lecture
26
11
2019
26/11/2019

Criminalization of Kindness: the Legality and Politics of Migrant Rescue across the Sahara and the Mediterranean

Prof. Dr Volker M. Heins

Research Colloquium
20
11
2019
20/11/2019

Broken - A Palestinian Journey Through International Law

Further Events
19
11
2019
19/11/2019

Towards Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria: The imperative of Regulating Party Defections and Fragmentation for Political Party Institutionalisation

Benjamin Adeniran Aluko

Research Colloquium
13
11
2019
13/11/2019

International Organizations as Technocratic Utopia

Prof. Dr Jens Steffek

Research Colloquium
11
11
2019
11/11/2019

New coalitions of change for just & in-time climate protection?

Käte Hamburger Dialogue
05
11
2019
05/11/2019

Governing the Returns of Displaced Syrians: Actors, Policies, and Consequences

Dr Zeynep Sahin Mencutek

Research Colloquium
30
10
2019
30/10/2019

Is the Paris Agreement Working?

Käte Hamburger Lecture
29
10
2019
29/10/2019

Internet and Social Media

Nicole Krämer

Research Colloquium
23
10
2019
23/10/2019

Was heißt 'liberale Migrationsethik'?

Further Events
15
10
2019
15/10/2019

China's Social Credit System: Producing Social Control as Source for Value Extraction

Julia Musitz

Research Colloquium
08
10
2019
08/10/2019

Power in Humanitarian Governance

Dr Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre

Research Colloquium
17
09
2019
17/09/2019

Blurring Global Epistemic Boundaries: The Invention of Traditional Knowledge in Environmental Governance

Andrés López Rivera

Research Colloquium
03
09
2019
03/09/2019

The Rise of Political Fact-Checking

Laurens Lauer

Research Colloquium
16
07
2019
16/07/2019

Comparing Afghanistan: the ‘Serious World’ and Normative Scaling of Crisis Knowledge

Dr Florian P. Kühn

Research Colloquium
25
06
2019
25/06/2019

The Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean: Politics and Repercussions on Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Dr Maria Koinova

Research Colloquium
18
06
2019
18/06/2019

Examining the Privatization of Migration: lessons from security studies

Dr Joseph Anderson

Research Colloquium
29
05
2019
29/05/2019

The Political Economy of Knowledge - Focus on Data, Intellectual Property and Trade

Dr Blayne Haggart

Research Colloquium
22
05
2019
22/05/2019

Progress and Regression

Käte Hamburger Lecture

32nd Käte Hamburger Lecture with Rahel Jaeggi

21
05
2019
21/05/2019

Behind Walls and Inside Houses

Dr Katja Freistein, Dr Frank Gadinger, Dr Christine Unrau

Research Colloquium
13
05
2019
13/05/2019

From 'Another world is possible' to 'Our country first'? Populism and Global Cooperation

Käte Hamburger Dialogue

Panellists: Benjamin De Cleen, Daphne Halikiopoulou, Wolfram Kaiser, Taylan Yildiz

Moderator: Christine Unrau

09
05
2019
09/05/2019

Refugia: Towards a New Transnational Polity

Further Events
07
05
2019
07/05/2019

Precarious Ownership of the Internet of Things in the Age of Data

Dr Natasha Tusikov

Research Colloquium
30
04
2019
30/04/2019

Desecuritization of Migration

Stephan Scheel

Research Colloquium
29
04
2019
29/04/2019

Endless Peacebuilding? The Missions in Afghanistan and Mali

Käte Hamburger Dialogue

Keynote Address by Clemens Hach

Panellists: Isaline Bergamaschi, Florian Kühn, Katja Mielke

Moderator: Julia Leininger

Concluding Remarks by Conrad Schetter

26
03
2019
26/03/2019

Migration and Urban Utopias: Past Visions and the Design of the Future City

Käte Hamburger Dialogue

Panellists: Ulrich Berding, Birgit Naujoks, Martin Schlemmer, Christoph Zöpel

Moderator: Aslı Sevindim

16
04
2019
16/04/2019

Visions of World Order in Pan-Africanism

Käte Hamburger Lecture

31st Käte Hamburger Lecture with Rita Abrahamsen

09
04
2019
09/04/2019

GCR21 1st Annual Conference

Conferences

1st Annual Conference

Date: 9th – 10th April 2019

Venue: Gerhard-Mercator-Haus, Lotharstraße 57, 47057 Duisburg

At this conference, the Centre would like to open a dialogue with other projects and agendas at the University Duisburg-Essen and partner institutions which address related topics from different perspectives and might therefore enrich, challenge or re-contextualize our research. These may include historical and contemporary processes of transnationalization, conflicts about global norms and values, global economic and social inequality, institution-building in the Global South, and the rise of regionalism, as well as tensions in specific fields of global governance, such as international migration, transnational labour markets, global health, trade, development cooperation or implications of digitalization.

15
01
2019
15/01/2019

Beyond Institutionalism in Global Governance Theory

Prof. Dr Jan Aart Scholte

Research Colloquium
22
01
2019
22/01/2019

Storytelling Between Interdisciplinary Potential and Narrative Imperialism

Julika Griem

Research Colloquium
12
02
2019
12/02/2019

The Initiation of Islamic Faith-based Mediation

Rakchanok Chatjuthamard

Research Colloquium
19
02
2019
19/02/2019

Transnational Violence

Dr Philip Liste

Research Colloquium
29
01
2019
29/01/2019

Immigrant Japan: Mobility and Belonging in an Ethno-nationalist Society

Further Events
19
02
2019
19/02/2019

Transnational Legal Encounters and the Politics of Protection: The Case of the Mediterranean Migration ‘Crisis’

Käte Hamburger Lecture

30th Käte Hamburger Lecture with Tanja Aalberts