The Knowledge of/about Migrants: Preconceptions, Misconceptions, Limits


November 1, 2017, 6:00-9:30pm
Lecture at Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley
Speaker: Armin Nassehi (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Moderator: Julie Weise (University of Oregon)

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30 years after opening its doors in the US capital, the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) is expanding its operations to the Pacific Coast. The opening of our new Pacific Regional Office, GHI West, in Berkeley will be marked by the First Annual Bucerius Lecture & Reception featuring Professor Armin Nassehi at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley.

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.

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