Käte Hamburger Lecture

Knowledge Production, Area Studies and Global Cooperation

Duisburg – 5 July 2017

In our differentiated and stratified globalized world, different ideas, initiatives and perceptions of global cooperation partly co-exist, and partly clash. This is the starting point for Claudia Derichs's most recent book, titled 'Knowledge Production, Area Studies and Global Cooperation' and published in the Routledge Global Cooperation Series. In the 25th Käte Hamburger Lecture, presenting her arguments from the book, Prof. Claudia Derichs, Chair of Comparative Politics and International Development Studies at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, discussed some of the important methodological and political implications of this insight.
Focussing particularly on Asian varieties of Islamic thought and political practice, she offered a detailed view of a context, the perception of which is often overshadowed by orientalist stereotypes in the West. Furthermore, she challenged traditional Area Studies notions of areas and Western political science notions of cooperation.

Prof. Dr Florian Coulmas, Senior Professor for Japanese Society and Sociolinguistics, Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST)
Dr Christian Scheper, Researcher, Institute for Development and Peace (INEF)
Prof. Dr Ina Kerner, Fellow, Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21)

Date: 5 July 2017, 17:30–19:30 h
Venue: Gerhard-Mercator-Haus (University of Duisburg-Essen), Lotharstraße 57, 47057 Duisburg