Herman Mark Schwartz is a professor of politics at the University of Virginia and will be joining the MPIfG in May for three months as this year’s Scholar in Residence. He is the author and editor of numerous books on topics including globalization, and the geopolitics of the subprime mortgage crisis, the welfare state in Denmark, and employment policy. During his stay he will offer a lecture series titled “Triffin Reloaded: The Matrix of Contradictions around the Dollar’s Global Dominance.”
Aiming to combine and develop the approaches of economic sociology, comparative and international political economy, and organization studies, the School’s research investigates the complex linkages between economic and social action.
Based at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in the heart of southern Cologne (the Südstadt) and the University of Cologne, graduate students at the IMPRS-SPCE can start to explore Germany from their local Severin and Sülz neighborhoods.