Events at the MPIfG

Events at the MPIfG

The events displayed here take place at the main location of the IMPRS, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne.

The Fictions of Modern Social Theory

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Oct 6, 2021
  • Time: 17:00 - 18:30
  • Speaker: Gurminder Bhambra
  • University of Sussex
  • Sign up: info@mpifg.de
The consolidation of modern social theory, in the writings of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim, coincided with the height of European empires and global war between them. Yet, empire lay outside the purview of mainstream social theory except as a phenomenon associated with earlier historical periods and civilizations. [more]

Political Entrepreneurs and Populism

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Nov 24, 2021
  • Time: 17:00 - 18:30
  • Speaker: Catherine De Vries
  • Bocconi University, Milan
  • Sign up: info@mpifg.de
The rise and fall of populist parties across Europe has attracted much attention. But is this a new phenomenon? In her talk, Catherine De Vries suggests not. [more]

New Gilded Age in a Broken World? The Super-Rich, Urban Life, and City Politics

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Dec 8, 2021
  • Time: 17:00 - 18:30
  • Speaker: Rowland Atkinson
  • University of Sheffield
  • Sign up: info@mpifg.de
The extent of social inequalities was well known before the pandemic arrived. Poverty and staggering wealth had already reappeared at levels not seen since the gilded age of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. [more]

Identity Switching in Disruptive Organizations: The Microfoundations of Transnational Activism for Economic Justice

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Jan 12, 2022
  • Time: 17:00 - 18:30
  • Speaker: Duncan Wigan
  • Copenhagen Business School, Department of Organization
  • Sign up: info@mpifg.de
How do entrepreneurs create organizations intended to disrupt an environment? And how do they stabilize them as organizations once they have made their mark? This talk provides a framework for understanding how issue entrepreneurs propel disruptive organizations by switching identities between different network domains. [more]

Regulating Transnational Labor: Theorizing Regulatory Challenges of Transnational Labor

Scholar in Residence Lecture - Teil 1
  • Date: Jan 18, 2022
  • Time: 17:00
  • Speaker: Karen Shire
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Sign up: info@mpifg.de
The three lectures assess the possibilities and challenges for regulating cross-border labor mobility in the global economy. Migration scholars often advocate for free mobility, while labor scholars focus on how cross-border labor is used to evade and undermine hard-won labor protections. Her lectures seek to gain leverage on the contradictions between liberalizing labor mobility and regulating employment. The focus is on the theorization of the regulatory challenges posed by cross-border labor mobility, and assessments of regulatory practices emerging at a transnational scale. [more]

Regulating Transnational Labor: Cross-Border Labor Market Intermediaries

Scholar in Residence Lecture Teil 2
  • Date: Jan 25, 2022
  • Time: 17:00
  • Speaker: Karen Shire
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Sign up: info@mpifg.de
The three lectures assess the possibilities and challenges for regulating cross-border labor mobility in the global economy. Migration scholars often advocate for free mobility, while labor scholars focus on how cross-border labor is used to evade and undermine hard-won labor protections. Her lectures seek to gain leverage on the contradictions between liberalizing labor mobility and regulating employment. The focus is on the theorization of the regulatory challenges posed by cross-border labor mobility, and assessments of regulatory practices emerging at a transnational scale. [more]

The Financial Foundations of Capitalism and Widely-Shared Wealth

MPIfG Lecture
  • Date: Jan 26, 2022
  • Time: 17:00 - 18:30
  • Speaker: Carolyn Sissoko
  • Bristol Business School, UWE
  • Sign up: info@mpifg.de
Is capitalism a remarkable mechanism for growing a society with widely shared wealth, or is it a tool for transferring wealth to a select fewIn her talk, Carolyn Sissoko will suggest that it is both, and that our current economic structure is post-capitalist. [more]

Regulating Transnational Labor: Trafficked, Forced, and Informalized Labor

Scholar in Residence Lecture Teil 3
  • Date: Feb 1, 2022
  • Time: 17:00
  • Speaker: Karen Shire
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Sign up: info@mpifg.de
The three lectures assess the possibilities and challenges for regulating cross-border labor mobility in the global economy. Migration scholars often advocate for free mobility, while labor scholars focus on how cross-border labor is used to evade and undermine hard-won labor protections. Her lectures seek to gain leverage on the contradictions between liberalizing labor mobility and regulating employment. The focus is on the theorization of the regulatory challenges posed by cross-border labor mobility, and assessments of regulatory practices emerging at a transnational scale. [more]
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