Uncertain States - DISKURSE Claus Leggewie: "Die Welt von gestern? Wie Europa sich gegen seine Feinde wappnen kann"
Claus Leggewie is director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen (KWI) and co-director of the Käte-Hamburger-Kollegs „Political Cultures of the Global Society“ at the University Duisburg-Essen. Leggewie conducts research among others about cultural globalisation, climate change and democratisation processes. In his lecture he will define the concept of „Europe’s enemy“ and speak about the relevant defence mechanisms.
Claus Leggewie (born 1950) is Professor for Political Science and the Director of the Culture Studies Institute (KWI) in Essen, as well as of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg. At the beginning of the winter semester 2015/16 he received the first appointment for the recently established Ludwig Börne-Professorship from the President of the Justus-Liebig University.
Forthcoming: Ihr Kampf. Identitäre, Eurasier und Dschihadisten gegen Europa, edition suhrkamp 2016
DISKURSE, a series of lectures and discussions, addresses today's key issues. Europe is facing challenges such as xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. 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?
The 12 lectures by prominent representatives of migration studies, political science, sociology, philosophy, and art scholarship will be accompanied and commented on by the young team from Polis180, the grassroots think tank for foreign and European policy. The series will be available online at www.adk.de/uncertain-states.
In cooperation with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and Polis180. All dates of the series can be found here.