Wolfgang Merkel / Political Science Professor at Humboldt University of Berlin / Catedrático de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Humboldt de Berlín
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Political Science Emeritus Professor at Humboldt University & WZB Berlin

Seminar: March 18th

Migration, Covid, Climate:

Who governs in deep crises?

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel is Director em. of the “Democracy and Democratisation” research department at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB) and Professor em. of Political Science at the Humboldt University Berlin. He is a visiting professor at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and a senior advisor of the Democracy Institute at Central European University (CEU), Budapest. He is a member of a number of key bodies, including the prestigious Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He is a non-party member of the Basic Values Commission of the Executive Committee of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) too. His recent book publications include: The Struggle over borders. Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism (ed. 2019, Cambridge University Press; with de Wilde, Koopmans, Merkel, Strijbis, Zürn); Democracy and Crisis. Challenges in Turbulent Times (ed. 2018, Springer; with Sascha Kneip); Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation (ed. 2018, Oxford University Press; with Raij Kollmorgen and Hans-Jürgen Wagener) and The Future of Representative Democracy (ed. 2011, Cambridge University Press; together with Sonia Alonso and John Keane). He is the author of more than two hundred articles (i.a.) on democracy, democratization, crisis of democracy, social democracy, political parties, populism and social justice.

Meet the rest of our first event’s speakers

Fernando Vallespín / Professor of Political Science at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Catedrático de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Massimo La Torre / Professor of Philosophy of Law at Hull University / Catedrático de Filosofía del Derecho en la Universidad de Hull
John Keane / Political Theory Professor at Sidney University & Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin / Catedrático de Teoría Política en la Universidad de Sidney y en el Wissenschaftszentrum de Berlín
Máriam Martínez-Bascuñán / Political Science Lecturer at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Profesora de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Tönis Saarts / Associate Lecturer of Comparative Politics at Tallinn University / Profesor Asociado de Política Comparada en la Universidad de Tallin
Wolfgang Merkel / Political Science Professor at Humboldt University of Berlin / Catedrático de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Humboldt de Berlín
Marta Fraile / Senior Research Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) / Científica Titular del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

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Partner Institutions

Residencia de Estudiantes
Patrimonio Europeo