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  • 25. - 27.5.2018
  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt; Humboldt University; Technical University

50 years after the events of 1968, the question of emancipation is still of central importance. The international conference “Emancipation” will investigate from a social-philosophical perspective what emancipation is, what actors need to know in order to emancipate themselves and what practical-political conditions the collective capacity to act requires and its dynamics. In addition, at …

  • July 5, 2018
  • 6:00 pm » 9:00 pm
  • location: tba

Invited speakers: Prof. Seyla Benhabib (Yale University), Prof. Zeynep Gambetti (Boğaziçi University) Authoritarian movements and governments resurface globally. They are often presented as a shocking aberration from the progressive norm. But whether we should see authoritarianism as rule or exception to the present world order hinges on how we explain its emergence, referring, for instance, …

  • From July 15th-20th 2018
  • Humboldt University Berlin

Why do people often accept, and even embrace, social and political conditions that seem to run counter to their own interests? How is it possible that we sometimes support forms of domination with our ways of behaving and thinking without intending or even realizing it? One answer to these questions refers to the notion of …