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Prof. Dr. Philipp Lepenies takes on Cluster Professorship Sustainable Development

Philipp Lepenies becomes Professor of Sustainable Development. The Cluster Professorship Sustainable Development at Freie Universität Berlin is funded by SCRIPTS to complement existing research on climate and energy in the Berlin area.

Jan 11, 2022

Launch of second "Faces of SCRIPTS" video series

"Faces of SCRIPTS" are short video interviews with young researchers from SCRIPTS about personal experiences and their path into academia. It is the second series of the format, which was launched in 2019. Each week, a new video will be published on YouTube.

Jan 11, 2022

Cluster Professor Yasemin Soysal and research consortium obtain major funding for project on health, migration & gender

As part of an interdisciplinary research consortium, Prof. Dr. Yasemin Soysal , who holds the Cluster Professorship in Global Sociology , obtained funding in the amount of 1.3 million by the Berlin University Alliance (BUA). The title of the project is "Exploring gender-specific determinants and contexts of migrant health from an integrated Global Health perspective". The project is one of four projects that have been awarded funding by the BUA through their "Grand Challenge Initiative Global Health" ( press release in German here ). It will run from 01 Feb 2022 to 31 Jan 2025. The research consortium consists of researchers from Freie Universität Berlin/WZB Social Science Center, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. More details about this SCRIPTS affiliated project can be found here .

Dec 09, 2021

BGTS doctoral programme Call for Applications 2022

The structured doctoral programme at the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transnational Studies (BGTS) at SCRIPTS starting in September 2022 is now open for applications. 3 year full -time Application deadline: 31 January 2022 (4 January for Chinese applicants) Find all information here.

Dec 02, 2021

Four Graduate Students from SCRIPTS awarded with Oxford Grants 'Europe in a Changing World'

Thea Céline Kirsch , Nora Kürzdörfer , Jaša Veselinovič and Mikhail Zabotkin were awarded with an Oxford Grant for the project ‘Europe in a Changing World’. 

Nov 16, 2021

Launch Event for 75th Anniversary Edition of the Journal International Organization

In cooperation with the German Foreign Office and the Humboldt Lab of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the SCRIPTS Knowledge Exchange Lab invited scholars and foreign policy experts to an exclusive discussion on "The Future of the Liberal International Order" on 8th October 2021 at the Humboldt Lab in the Humboldt Forum, Berlin. A report will follow.

Oct 09, 2021

Call for Papers for the Regional Conference on Asian Scripts

The conference will take place virtually on 21–23 February 2022, and is hosted by the Cluster of Excellence SCRIPTS under the lead of Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn , Co-Director of SCRIPTS, and Principal Investigator and GIGA President Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar . A second event is envisioned to take place later in 2022, hopefully in person. Deadline for panel and paper proposals: 10 December 2021

Oct 07, 2021

Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers receives the Tractatus Prize 2021 for philosophical essay writing

Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers was awarded the Tractatus Prize 2021 for his book Freiheitsgrade. Elemente einer liberalen politischen Mechanik (Suhrkamp, 2020) . More information on the book and the prize can be found below.

Sep 08, 2021

Prof Jürgen Gerhards and Dr Daniel Drewski present at the 15th ESA Conference

Principal Investigator Prof Jürgen Gerhards and Postdoctoral student Dr Daniel Drewski were invited to present their research in the framework of SCRIPTS at this year's online-conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA). Their presentation is titled “Cultural Varieties of Framing Refugees: How the Admission or Exclusion of Refugees is Justified in Political Discourses in Six Countries around the Globe”. It will take place as part of the Research Network 35 Sociology of Migration session on "Discourses and Politics of Asylum and Forced Migration" (Chair: Fiammetta Fanizza, University of Foggia) on Friday, 3 September from 12:30pm - 2:00pm. The registration for the 15th ESA Conference in Barcelona is closed. The full conference outline can be found here .

Aug 25, 2021

Steffen Mau receives the first prize of the Fritz-Thyssen Stiftung for social science essays in 2020

Principal investigator and professor of macrosociology Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau was awarded with his co-authors for the article "The three arenas of new conflicts over inequality. An analysis of the relationship between socio-structural positions and attitudes towards redistribution, migration and sexual diversity" (Berlin Journal für Soziologie, 2020). The press release and the link to the article can be found below.

Jul 21, 2021

Exhibition "After Nature" opens at Humboldt Labor

The exhibition "After Nature" at the Humboldt Laboratory in the rebuilt Humboldt Forum in Berlin opens its doors to the public. SCRIPTS researchers have contributed video statements on the promises and challenges of the liberal model of order, the “liberal script”.

Jul 20, 2021

International Theory devotes a symposium to Michael Zürn’s book “A Theory of Global Governance”

SCRIPTS co-director Michael Zürn, published his "A Theory of Global Governance" (Oxford University Press) in 2018.  The book represents the culmination of years of study focusing on international power systems, authority and attribution. It showcases Michael Zürn’s long-lasting commitment to deepening and developing a comprehensive understanding of international relations. Now, a top international journal devotes a symposium to the monograph.

Apr 13, 2021