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Upcoming Events for Spring 2016

The Nazi Hunters

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The Nazi Hunters poster
Faculty Club Lounge
RSVP required

Join  us for a discussion with author Andrew Nagorski about his latest book “The Nazi Hunters,” which delves into the history of Nazi perpetrators fleeing prosecution and the small team that tracked them down around the globe. Nagorski spent three decades as a foreign correspondent and editor of Newsweek.  He has been the Vice President and Director of Public Policy at the EastWest Institute, an international affairs think tank. Complimentary lunch included for all who RSVP on time

Beyond Xenophobia

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Faculty Club Lounge

As we watch developments in the EU and US unfold, the unsettling feeling that our societies are unraveling is unavoidable. Social Theorist Armin Nassehi is professor at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and editor of Kursbuch, one of Germany’s leading intellectual magazines. An outspoken intellectual in the German media and cited as “among the most thoughtful intellectual voices in Germany today” (New York Review of Books), Nassehi analyzes the current populist tendencies. Whether it’s elite bashing or xenophobic voices, he tries to make sense of the underlying causes while suggesting an urgent need to develop new narratives as a basis for building stronger democratic systems.

Armin Nassehi has been editor of the magazine Kursbuch since 2012. Since 2014 he has been serving as director of the Institute of sociology at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, where he has chaired the Department of Sociology since 1998. Among his most recent works are Die letzte Stunde der Wahrheit (i.e. truth’s final hour, 2015) and Gesellschaft der Gegenwarten: Studien zur Theorie der modernen Gesellschaft II (i.e. a society of presents: studies on the theory of contemporary society II, 2011).