14 October 2016

Lectures and discussions on the Future of Europe with Claus Leggewie, Gesine Schwan, Rita Süssmuth, Chantal Mouffe et al.

First lecture by migrant expert Jochen Oltmer
Sunday, 16 Oct 2016, noon, Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg

The lecture by migration expert Jochen Oltmer kicks off the DISKURSE series of lectures and discussions, a cooperation of the Akademie der Künste and the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb). Accompanying the exhibition “Uncertain States. Artistic Strategies in States of Emergency” the lectures address today's key issues. Europe is facing challenges such as xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. Thirteen prominent representatives of migration studies, political science, sociology, philosophy, and art scholarship discuss questions like: What are the causes of this new fundamentalism? How can the growth of right-wing populism and racism be curbed and overcome? How can immigration policies be improved? And what role does art have to play in coping with the crisis?

Jochen Oltmer conducts research on migration and is board member of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück. In his lecture “Migration und Flucht: Die Vergangenheit der Gegenwart” (in German language), Oltmer will clarify the voluntary and forced migration through the historical lens, i.e. how both have been integral parts of the world’s history and how they have evolved over time.

The lectures will be accompanied and commented on by the young team from Polis180, the grassroots think tank for foreign and European policy. The emerging international scholars will challenge the established experts with critical questions in order to stimulate a dynamic exchange of perspectives.
The audio files of the series will be available online at www.adk.de.


Sunday, 16 Oct, noon, in German language
Migration und Flucht: Die Vergangenheit der Gegenwart
Jochen Oltmer, migration scientist

Sunday, 23 Oct, noon, in English language
Forced Displacement as a Challenge for Global Responsibility-Sharing
Katharina Lumpp, representative of the UNHCR Germany

Sunday, 30 Oct, noon, in German language
Michael Lüders, political scientist, Islamic studies scholar

Sunday, 20 Nov, 7 pm, in German language
Die deutsche Zuwanderungspolitik: Hilfe oder Hemmnis?
Rita Süssmuth, former President of the German Bundestag

Saturday, 26 Nov, 7 pm, in German language
Ist Europas Aufklärung am Ende?
Gesine Schwan, political scientist

Sunday, 11 Dec, noon, in English language
Yet Again! The Self-Barbarization of Europe
Nikita Dhawan, political scientist

Sunday, 18 Dec, noon, in German language
Die Welt von gestern? Wie Europa sich gegen seine Feinde wappnen kann
Claus Leggewie, political scientist

Sonntag, 08.01., noon, in German language
Deutschland – Vaterland – Stiefvaterland
Natasha A. Kelly, communication scientist and sociologist

Thursday, 12 Jan, 7 pm, in German language
Palmyra als Extrem eines neuen Ikonoklasmus
Horst Bredekamp, art historian, and Stefan Weber, Islamic studies scholar

Friday, 13 Jan, 7 pm, in German language
Desintegration als Ziel. Ein anderer Blick aufs Migrantische
Armin Nassehi, sociologist

Saturday, 14 Jan, 7 pm, in English language
Luanda, Lisboa, São Paulo – A Post-Colonial Trajectory
Grada Kilomba, author, theorist, multimedia artist

Sunday, 15 Jan, noon, in English language
Artistic Practices in Times of Post-Politics
Chantal Mouffe, political scientist

In cooperation with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and Polis180.

Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin, Tel. 030 200 57 2000
Free admission