The Knowledge of Migrants, Knowledge about Migrants - Opening of the GHI WEST

01.11.2017, Vortrag und Empfang, Berkeley

30 years after opening its doors in the US capital, the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) is expanding its operations to the Pacific Coast. Please save the date for the opening of our new branch office GHI WEST in Berkeley with the First Annual Bucerius Lecture & Reception featuring Professor Armin Nassehi.

"The Knowledge of Migrants, Knowledge about Migrants. Preconceptions, Misconceptions, and the Limits of Knowledge"

Armin Nassehi is a Professor of Sociology at LMU Munich and editor of Kursbuch, one of Germany’s leading intellectual magazines. An outspoken participant in public debate, he is considered “among the most thoughtful intellectual voices in Germany today” (New York Review of Books). 

Nassehi's keynote is the first in a series of annual Bucerius lectures funded by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, one of the major German private foundations active in the field of migration and transformation studies. Prior to the public lecture, GHI WEST is hosting the Bucerius Young Scholars Forum, a new program designed to bring together a group of ten junior scholars each year from Germany, Europe and North America to explore new research and questions in the history of migration with a particular focus on questions arising from intertwining the perspectives of migration and knowledge.

GHI WEST is housed at the Institute of European Studies, GHI's partner at the University of California, Berkeley. The goal of GHI WEST is to facilitate cooperation with scholars and institutions in the western U.S. and Canada and to serve as a resource for German scholars interested in taking advantage of research opportunities in the region. GHI WEST will organize programs in all of the research areas the GHI supports. At the same time, it will also develop a Research Center for the History of Knowledge and Migration and – as a first step toward this goal – create an international research network on “Migrant Knowledge”.

The German Historical Institute Washington is an internationally recognized center for advanced study. It serves as a transatlantic bridge connecting American and European scholars and seeks to make their research accessible to decision-makers in the public and private sectors as well as to a general audience. The GHI is part of the Max Weber Stiftung- Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland (Max Weber Foundation - International Humanities), a public-law foundation funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, which coordinates an international network of humanities institutes.

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