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Social Research in a Transforming World: Transatlantic Conversations

The New School for Social Research and the German Research Foundation (DFG) present a two-day conference on “Social Research in a Transforming World: Transatlantic Conversations” honoring 50 years of German Theodor Heuss Professors at The New School.

In 1962, The New School, initially the University in Exile for threatened German scholars, established the Theodor Heuss Professor with financial assistance from the Federal Republic of Germany. Each year, a prominent ethnologist, philosopher, psychologist, sociologist or economist from a German speaking region holds the position.

On February 28 and March 1, select scholars will be discussing "Globalization and Inequality,", "The Future of Critical Theory,", "Memory and the Social" and "Helping or Harming? Social Research and Intervention" at the conference. Additionally, Heuss Professors Hauke Brunkhorst, Klaus Fiedler, Rainer Forst, Dieter Frey, Harald Hagemann, Stephan Klasen, Karl-Heinz Kohl, Heinz Kurz, Stefan Mittnik, Claus Offe und Bernd Weisbrod are scheduled to attend the event.

At an evening reception on February 28 in the German House in New York, Wolfgang Streeck, Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), will give a keynote address on "The Crisis of the European State System."

Peter Strohschneider, the new President of the DFG, will be amongst the many guests having travelled from Germany to attend the conference.

  • Conference Day 1
    February 28, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    The New School, Wolff Conference Room
    6 East 16th Street, 11th floor, Room 1103

  • Keynote address by Wolfgang Streeck
    The Crisis of the European State System

    February 28, Reception, 6:00 p.m. Keynote, 6:30 p.m.
    German House
    871 United Nations Plaza, Kiep Auditorium
    Conference Dinner to follow

  • Conference Day 2
    March 1, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    The New School, Wollman Hall
    65 West 11th Street, 5th floor