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04. ANNUAL BAGSS CONFERENCE
ON "CHALLENGES FOR DIVERSE SOCIETIES"
22-21 September, 2017
One key characteristic of today’s societies is their diversity: People with different cultural, ethnical, socioeconomic, educational, occupational, political, religious, and demographic backgrounds meet and interact – sometimes voluntarily, sometimes because they have to. But diversity can also provide challenges for the society as a whole, for groups, and for individuals. Therefore, diverse societies and the challenges they face can be viewed as one of the defining issues that cuts across all social science disciplines.
Keynote and Guest Speaker:
Joscha Legewie, Yale University
Samuel R. Lucas, University of California, Berkeley
Mikael Hjerm, Umeå University
George Tsebelis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"The Time Inconsistency of Long Constitutions: Evidence from the World"
Date: Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Place and time: FG1/00.06, 16:15 - 17:45
Barbara Koremenos, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"When Rich States Make Fewer Agreements Than We Would Expect: Informal Cooperation or Failed Cooperation?"
Date: Thursday, 27 July 2017
Place and time: FG1/00.06, 10:15 - 11:45
When Knowledge Becomes Research
Our member Diana Klose has co-developed an app in the framework of her doctoral thesis. The IQ-App tests users in three areas: IQ, general knowledge and personality. She aims use the anonymously collected data to gain insight into what adults' knowledge is made up of. In an interview, Diana explains the (thought-) process of creating an app, how technology plays a significant role in her scientific research and gives us a preview of preliminary results.
IN ESSENCE. PERSONALITIES OF RESEARCH
The Graduate School wants to provide a framework for research realization and furthermore aims to promote the works and the researchers themselves. To showcase their work, we developed the concept of a research exhibition where the individually designed research portfolios are featured next to the portraits. The exhibition is currently on display at the LIfBi, Wilhelmspost, Bamberg.
WHAT PEOPLE KNOW AND THINK: The Role of Attitudes and Information in the Process of Political Decision-Making and Policy Use
The inter-disciplinary workshopm focused on decision-making regarding the design and take-up of policy, especially which role the availability of information and personal or political attitudes play in that process.
ECPR WINTER SCHOOL
METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
The Graduate School is privileged to host the ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques since 2015. One of the academic convenors, Benoît Rihoux states that the Winter School is designed to be all-encompassing. He shares some insights and his vision in an interview.
THIRD ANNUAL BAGSS CONFERENCE
"WHEN THE STATE INTERVENES"
From 20-21st of July 2016 the third annual inter-disciplinary BAGSS Conference took place right here in Bamberg. It brought together over 100 participants, both graduate students and leading scholars in the field. A number of cross disciplinary sessions ranging from education to migration and normative issues relating to state intervention proved a powerful platform for dynamic and challenging discussions.