Sigrid Quack, Director of the Centre, has been elected as the new President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE).
The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), founded in 1989, is an international, interdisciplinary organization aiming to advance the understanding economic behavior across a broad range of academic disciplines. Members include scholars from disciplines such as economics, sociology, political science, management, psychology, law, history and philosophy as well as business people and policy makers in government and international organizations. SASE is subdivided into research networks with different agendas for instance 'Professions and Professionals in a Globalizing World', which Sigrid Quack co-organizes, amongst others.
Throughout the last three decades, SASE contributed to creating a platform for creative research addressing important social problems. Its annual international conferences contribute profoundly to this vibrant platform. Next year's conference After Covid? Critical Conjunctures and Contingent Pathways of Contemporary Capitalism, the centrepiece of Sigrid Quack's presidency, will be held on 3-5 July 2021.
Annual International SASE Conference - After Covid? Critical Conjunctures and Contingent Pathways of Contemporary Capitalism
The pandemic has exposed the fact that contemporary societies are always as vulnerable as their most vulnerable groups – as the weakest groups have been negatively affected disproportionately by Covid-19. As the IMF predicts Covid-19 to lead to the most severe global economic downturn since the Great Depression, deep-seated practices in our everyday life worlds have been disrupted and overturned and global supply chains shaken, established growth models are being questioned. On these grounds, the Covid-19 pandemic represents a critical conjuncture of historical dimensions, which demands scholarly investigation of its causes, dynamics and consequences – which is going to be the focal point of the conference.
Not only shared research objectives but also the conviction that innovative research emerges from attention to wider social contexts and connecting knowledge developed in different fields links SASE to our Centre.
Sigrid has been a member of SASE since 2006, has served on the Executive Council since 2014 and has now been elected to be the new president of the Society as of July 2020. The Centre wishes its Director the very best for her new position.
Call for 2021 Mini-Conference themes. Deadline for submission of proposals: 10 October 2020.