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SCRIPTS in the Media

Globalization and democratic regression

Michael Zürn, Director SCRIPTS and Principal Investigator, wrote in a recent contribution to the blog LIBMOD from the Zentrum Liberale Moderne about what needs to change to strengthen democracy and what new liberalism can look like. Read his contribution here (German).

Sep 30, 2022

Annexation in Ukraine

Gwendolyn Sasse, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and director of the Centre for East European and International Studies, talked to Marie Gediehn from SWR Aktuell about the annexation of parts of Ukraine and explained that the West needs to highlight, that it will not recognize this illegal annexation. Read the interview here (German).

Sep 30, 2022

Writing about an ongoing war

Gwendolyn Sasse, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and director of the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), talked to Christoph Gunkel from SPIEGEL Geschichte, about her upcoming book and how she wanted to situate the war against Ukraine in a bigger picture starting with 2014. Read the interview in German here (Paywall).

Sep 29, 2022

Jessica Gienow Hecht in conversation

Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of history at Freie Universität Berlin, gave an interview to the radio station CKCU at Carleton University Canada about 'Cultural Diplomacy, 'Nation Branding' and 'The Liberal Script'. Listen to the audio here (English).

Sep 28, 2022

Does Russia want a nuclear war?

Gwendolyn Sasse, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and director of the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), participated in a discussion with journalists Katja Gloger and Christoph von Marshall and hosted by Thomas Ihm in SWR2. They talked about the current developments in the Ukraine war and the pressure Putin is facing. Listen to the discussion here  (German).  Gwendolyn Sasse also talked to Ulrich Timm on the broadcast programme  tagesschau24  about the developments and the mobilization efforts. Watch the video here  (German).  

Sep 26, 2022

Economic game changer

Alexander Libman, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of Russian and East European politics, was interviewed by Bert Losse from the magazine  WirtschaftsWoche  about the consequences Putin’s move towards a partial mobilization has for him and Russia. Read the interview in German here (Paywall).   

Sep 25, 2022

Russian regime is not yet at the tipping point

Katharina Bluhm, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of sociology at the institute for east European studies at Freie Universität, talked to Jan Emendörfer from Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland about how the mobilization affects everyday life in Russia. Read the article in German here . 

Sep 22, 2022

Unlikely revolution in Russia

Alexander Libman, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of East European and Russian Literature at Freie Universität Berlin, was cited by Christian Böhm and Anna Schmid from Focus Online. Libman does not see a fast change within Russia currently, most people do not want to take any personal risks. Read the article here (German)

Sep 22, 2022

Mobilization in Russia

Gwendolyn Sasse, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and director of the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), talked to Dunja Hayali in the news format  Morgenmagazin  from public broadcaster ZDF. Sasse pointed out that the mobilization in Russia will affect the current dynamics of the war. However, she does not see any more extensive mobilization against the system. Watch the video here  (German). The interview was mentioned by several other media outlets, such as Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland and the Tagesschau . 

Sep 22, 2022

Feminist Foreign Policy - a constructive critique

Lars Hauch from the curation site  Piqd  recommended an article by Amrita Narlikar, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and president of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA). Narlikar wrote in her critique that an inclusive feminist foreign policy should not end with feminism but include other marginalised groups as well. Read the review here (German) and the contribution by Amrita Narlikar for the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) here (English).

Sep 18, 2022

What should we do, and what not?

Philipp Lepenies, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of political science at Freie Universität Berlin, was in discussion with Meredith Haaf, a journalist in the Feuilleton of the Süddeutsche Zeitung and author, about the political debate of sacrifice and freedom at the broadcast "Streitkultur" of Deutschlandfunk. Listen to the conversation here (German).

Sep 17, 2022

Church and its role in democracy

Christoph  Möllers, Principal Investigator and professor of public law at Humboldt-Universität Berlin, spoke at the meeting of jurists hosted by the diocese Münster. Read a summary of his speech here (German). 

Sep 15, 2022

More austerity will be necessary

Philipp Lepenies, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of politics with a focus on sustainability, talked in multiple media formats about his book "Verbot und Verzicht" (Suhrkamp 2022). Listen to the Podcast from the MDR here (German) and a review of his book in the podcast "Besser lesen mit dem FALTER" here (German). Read an interview with Philipp Lepenies published in the Weser-Kurier here (German).

Sep 14, 2022

Both sides are going to suffer

Alexander Libman, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of Russian and East European politics, gave an Interview to RP Online and talked about his current assessment of the Russian war against Ukraine. Read the interview here (German, Paywall).

Sep 14, 2022

Singularity in the science of history

The statement from Sebastian Conrad, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of History at Freie Universität Berlin, during the discussion series “Geschichtliche Grundfragen” was published as a transcript at  zeitgeschichte | online,  a service from “Zeitgeschichte digital” from the ZZF Potsdam. Read the article here (German).

Sep 08, 2022

War in Ukraine - more weapons or more diplomacy?

Alexander Libman, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of Russian and East European politics at Freie Universität Berlin, was a guest in the TV format  phoenix runde  and talked about what help might be more useful for Ukraine – weapons or diplomacy. Watch the talk here (German). 

Sep 08, 2022

Evaluating the vaccination campaign

Jürgen Gerhards, Senior Professor at SCRIPTS and professor of macrosociology at Freie Universität Berlin, wrote an article for ZEIT Online and the ZEIT about the planned booster campaign of the German government and that it should rest on research from the social sciences. Read the article here (German).

Sep 07, 2022

Fair solutions entail compromises

Stefan Gosepath, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of philosophy, was interviewed by Matthias Hacker of public broadcaster BR about the relief packages proposed by the German government and that it is currently not distributed equally enough. Listen to the interview here (German).

Sep 02, 2022

New political reality

Philipp Lepenies, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of politics, was interviewed by public broadcaster SWR2 about the current energy crisis and what sacrifices that may entail for the public and the government. Listen to the interview here (German).

Sep 02, 2022

Who will be affected most?

Katharina Bluhm, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of sociology at the Institute for East European Studies, was cited by Claus Hulverscheidt from the Süddeutsche Zeitung regarding the current effects of the sanctions and that the adaptability of the Russian population should not be underestimated. Read the article here (German).

Sep 01, 2022