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Debating Europe on 9 May: “Do We Need a Post-Covid Economic Revolution?”

The Covid-19-pandemic and the economic crisis it triggered is not only upsetting fiscal and social policies in most industrialized countries, but also the debate among economists about the role of the state, the future of work and the balance…

Introducing our fellows arriving in May

In May we welcome five new fellows to the IWM. Find out more information about their projects, affiliations and their associated programs here:
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IWM Visiting Fellow Albena Azmanova on TV 

Filmed in the IWM library, our Fellow Albena Azmanova discussed her book “Capitalism on Edge”, which puts precarity at the root of such social pathologies as the rise of populism and the inability of liberal democracies to effectively manage crises…
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Scholar Helga Nowotny Awarded Yehuda Elkana Fellowship

Helga Nowotny is one of the most prominent scholars in science studies worldwide, an area that counted Yehuda Elkana as one of its pioneers and promoters. For several decades she has been one of the most influential institution builders in European…
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Rektorin Shalini Randeria fragt “Wer ist das Volk?” in der Zeit Online

IWM Rektorin Shalini Randeria hat einen Artikel in der Zeitung "Die Zeit" veröffentlicht, in welchem sie den Begriff und die Entwicklung des “sanften” Autoritarismus anhand konkreter Beispiele betroffener Staaten näher erklärt und was…
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New Blog from our Podcast Partner

While we are currently recording the second season of our Democracy in Question podcast, the Research Group on Soft Authoritarianisms, our partner at Bremen University, initiated a blog series with commentaries on podcast episodes, …

Germany Needs Change. Europe Needs Integration.

Europe's Futures Visiting Fellow, Judy Dempsey, in this post, discusses the current political situation in Germany, and its outlook for the future of Europe.
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In Memoriam Marcin Król (1944-2020)

"We were stupid." Marcin Król interviewed by Grzegorz Sroczyński, 7 February 2014, Gazeta Wyborcza, excerpted. Translation by Timothy Snyder.
Shalini Randeria wearing an yellow top and scarf, leans on a ladder in the IWM library

Welcome to the new IWM website

The IWM aims to promote intellectual exchange across disciplines and regions, between academia and society, between experts and a variety of publics. Our new website offers a window into life at the IWM and brings you insights into the work…

Introducing our fellows arriving in April

In April we welcome five new fellows to the IWM. Read on for more information about their projects, affiliations and their associated programs.
Adam Zagajewski in front of book shelves in the IWM library giving a talk

In fremden Städten bleiben

Erinnerung an Adam Zagajewski (Lemberg/Lviv 1945 – Krakau/Craców 2021)
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Die Impfung – ein knappes Gut? Europa im Diskurs-Debatte

Der Theatersaal des Burgtheaters musste nicht nur zum Bedauern von Direktor Martin Kušej erneut leer bleiben – doch virtuell verfolgten am Sonntagvormittag zahlreiche Zuschauer*innen die Europa im Diskurs-Debatte zum Thema „Die Impfung – ein knappes…