The conceptual couple of majority/minority is viewed as a harmless way of identifying an arithmetic relationship. The idea of a dichotomy between majority and (Jewish) minority as a short hand to describe relations between ethnic or religious groups, however, is recent. In fact, as the lecture will demonstrate, it did not exist before 1919 when in the wake of World War I the idea of…Find out more
On September 24, 2017, German voters are electing a new parliament. Will Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is running for the fourth time, continue to head a coalition government, or will a center left coalition under the leadership of the social democrats win enough votes to govern? Will the right-wing party AfD enter national parliament? And if so, what does this mean for the future of…Find out more
The Translation Collective is a group of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff of all departments and languages dedicated to discussing and collaborating on translation. The group aims to support personal translation projects as well as to advocate for and promote equality through translation. One new project we are working on this year is establishing a translation clinic that will be a subgroup of…Find out more
This event has been cancelled. Pauline Jones’ scholarly work contributes broadly to the study of institutional origin, change, and impact in a wide variety of settings: newly emergent states with multiple competing subnational identities, states transitioning from planned to market economies, states rich in natural resources, and states with predominantly Muslim populations. The empirical basis for her work has been primarily the former Soviet Union…Find out more
Scott Reese (PhD in African and Islamic History, University of Pennsylvania, 1996; MA in African Studies, Ohio University, 1990) is a historian of Islam in Africa and the western Indian Ocean. Reese focuses specifically on comparative history aimed at breaking down many of the regional and geographic categories currently in use across the academy. His main research interests are comparative Sufism, modern Muslim discourses of reform,…Find out more
A lecture by Prof. Brett Wilson (CEU). Increasing state control over religious institutions has played a pivotal role in modernization projects in Turkey dating back to the early nineteenth century. In 1925, the Turkish state abolished Sufi orders (mystical brotherhoods) and shuttered their lodges in what was, for the 1920s, among the most radical interventions by a state in the everyday practice of Islam. This…Find out more
Silvia von Steinsdorff holds the Chair of Comparative Political Science and the Political Systems of Eastern Europe since 2009. Since 2009 she is also Academic Director of the International Masters Programs and since 2015 Director of the Berlin Graduate School of Social Science. Her main research interests are – among others – in the intersection of law and politics (in particular, constitutional courts and constitutional…Find out more
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers a select cohort of accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive intercultural professional program in Germany. The program is comprised of three main components: individual professional assignments, professional seminars, and German language training. The program is fully funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with…Find out more
After the Wende the former socialist model-city, Eisenhüttenstadt, experienced a fundamental transformation of its “housing problem” from an acute shortage to a surplus. Although many of the processes of transition have long since been completed, the social, economic, and cultural challenges that Eisenhüttenstadt—and many other former East German cities—continues to face are inextricably tied to the conditions of late stage socialism. As such, historical understandings of…Find out more
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