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Book Symposium on Climate Justice

Symposium

June 7-8 2022

It is a truism that climate change is among the most difficult and urgent tasks that humanity faces today. Over the last decades, there has been a vivid academic debate in political philosophy and political theory about the ethical dimension of a changing climate. This year marks not only the publication of the newest IPCC report, but also of four new books by internationally recognized academics in the field of climate justice. Additionally, what these books also have in common is that they aim to address a wider audience and put forward the case for why we should act now and what climate justice means in a fundamentally unjust world.

This hybrid event will feature the discussion of the new publications on climate justice, which include Elizabeth Cripps’ “What Climate Justice Means and Why We Should Care”; Catriona McKinnon’s “Climate Justice and Political Theory”; Darrel Moellendorf’s “Mobilizing Hope: Climate Change and Global Poverty” as well as Henry Shue’s “The Pivotal Generation: Why We Have A Moral Responsibility to Slow Climate Change Right Now”.

Registration is required both for hybrid and in-person attendance. Please note that seating is very limited. Please register with Ellen Nieß: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Program

Tuesday June 7th 2022
Venue: Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften Bad Homburg, Großer Salon (Villa Reimers) 

11.15
Welcome
Darrel Moellendorf
& Lukas Sparenborg (Frankfurt)

11.30
Elizabeth Cripps (Edinburgh) “What Climate Justice Means and Why We Should Care”
Commentators: Hanna Schübel (Fribourg) / Jamie Draper (Oxford)

13.00
Lunchbreak

14.00
Henry Shue (Oxford): “The Pivotal Generation: Why We Have A Moral Responsibility to Slow Climate Change Right Now”
Commentators: Säde Hormio (Helsinki) / Lukas Sparenborg (Frankfurt)

Wednesday, June 8th 2022
Venue: Forschungsverbund „Normative Ordnungen“, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Room EG.01 

10.00
Catriona McKinnon (Exeter): “Climate Justice and Political Theory”  
Commentators: Laura García-Portela (Fribourg) / Joshua Wells (Dods Political Consultant)

11.45
Darrel Moellendorf (Frankfurt): “Mobilizing Hope: Climate Change and Global Poverty” 
Commentators: Eva Weiler (Duisburg-Essen) / Alex McLaughlin (Cambridge) 

14.30
Public Event: Book Launch and Discussion
Venue: Forschungsverbund “Normative Ordnungen”, Room: EG.01 
During this public event, the four authors will come together, present their books, and discuss urgent and just responses to climate change.
Moderator: Rebecca C. Schmidt (Managing Director, Normative Orders).

Presented by:
Research Centre “Normative Orders” of Goethe University, Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften (Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities) and "ConTrust. Trust in Conflict. Political Life under Conditions of Uncertainty" - a cluster project of the State of Hesse

: Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften Bad Homburg, Großer Salon (Villa Reimers) 

Vorführung und Podiumsgespräch zum auf dem Campus Westend gedrehten Kino-Film CONTRA

Podiumsgespräch

13. Mai 2022, 16.45 Uhr

Im Gespräch Tom Spieß (u.a Das Wunder von Bern, Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen) und Christoph Müller (u.a. Sophie Scholl, Er ist wieder da, Goethe!)

Moderation:
Dr. Stefan Kroll (Leiter Wissenschaftskommunikation, Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Assoziiertes Mitglied der Forschungsinitiative „ConTrust“ an der Goethe Universität)

Hörsaalzentrum HZ6
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Die fwwg in Kooperation mit den Kritischen Ökonomen und der Forschungsinitiative "ConTrust - Vertrauen im Konflikt. Politisches Zusammenleben unter Bedingungen der Ungewissheit" am Forschungsverbund "Normative Ordnungen" zeigen die auf dem Campus Westend gedrehte, preisgekrönte Komödie CONTRA und sprechen mit den Erfolgsproduzenten Tom Spieß und Christoph Müller über ihr Werk.

Im Anschluss laden die Veranstalter zu einem Get-Together auf der Terrasse und im 3. OG des HZ ein. Die Vorführung ist kostenlos.

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Veranstalter:
fwwg - Frankfurter Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Gesellschaft mit den Kritischen Ökonomen und der Forschungsinitiative "ConTrust - Vertrauen im Konflikt. Politisches Zusammenleben unter Bedingungen der Ungewissheit" am Forschungsverbund "Normative Ordnungen"

Contestation and Change in International Organizations

Workshop

28 - 29 April 2022

Convenors: Prof. Dr. Lisbeth Zimmermann, Dr. Nele Kortendiek and Lily Young.

Building „Normative Orders“ Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2
Frankfurt am Main, 60323

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Programm:

Thursday, 28 April 2022

9h00
Registration and Coffee

9h30
Welcome and Introduction

Part I: International Organizations under Pressure? External and Internal Contestation Dynamics

10h00
Anna Holzscheiter (TU Dresden) and Andrea Liese (Potsdam University): “Disentangling IO Responses to Norm Collisions. A Typology“
Discussant: Jonas Tallberg

11h00
Coffee Break

11h30
Felix Anderl (University of Marburg) and Michael Hißen (Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen): “Food Sovereignty Movement vs. Agribusiness: The UN Food Regime as a Battlefield”
Discussant: Ole Jacob Sending

12h30
Lunch Break

14h00
Catherine Weaver (The University of Texas at Austin) and Mirko Heinzel (Potsdam University): “Intellectual Monopolies and Ideational Change in International Financial Institutions”
Discussant: Leonard Seabrooke

Part II: To Change or Not to Change? How International Organizations React to Contestation

15h00
Leonard Seabrook (CBS) and Ole Jacob Sending (NUPI): “Institutional Ecologies and Organizational Change in Global Governance” (hybrid)
Discussant: Thomas Sommerer

16h00
Coffee Break

16h30
Lisbeth Zimmermann, Nele Kortendiek and Lily Young (Goethe University Frankfurt): “Open for Change? Explaining WHO’s and UNICEF’s Reactions to Contestation by Affected Groups”
Discussant: Antje Vetterlein

Friday, 29 April 2022

9h00
Nicola Piper (Queen Mary University of London) and Laura Foley (University College Dublin): “Moving the Goalposts in Qatar via Multi-Actor Governing Networks: The role of the ILO” (hybrid)
Discussant: Anna Holzscheiter

Part III: Open, Networked, Donor-Driven? Patterns and Drivers behind Policy Change in International Organizations

10h00
Alexander Kentikelenis (Bocconi University Milan) and Leonard Seabrooke (CBS): “How Global Boardrooms Shape the World Polity: A Social-Organizational Approach to Global Script-Writing"
Discussant: Andrea Liese

11h00
Coffee Break

11h30
Carl Vikberg (Stockholm University), Thomas Sommerer (Potsdam University) and Jonas Tallberg (Stockholm University): “False Promise? Non-State Actor Access and Participation in Global Governance”
Discussant: Felix Anderl

12h30
Lunch Break

13h30
Nicole Deitelhoff (PRIF): “Legitimacy Policy through Dialogue Forums? Global Economic Institutions and their Critics”
Discussant: Catherine Weaver

14h30
Wrap-Up and Further Plans
Rapporteurs: Nicole Deitelhoff and Laura Foley

15h30
Coffee and Farewell

Presented by:
„ConTrust. Vertrauen im Konflikt. Politisches Zusammenleben unter Bedingungen der Ungewissheit“ – ein Clusterprojekt des Landes Hessen am Forschungsverbund „Normative Ordnungen“ der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Contested Solidarities: Agency and Victimhood in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien / GAPS)

26. Mai 2022 - 29. Mai 2022

Goethe University
Campus Westend
Casino Building
Norbert-Wollheim Platz 1
60329 Frankfurt

If Anglophone literatures and cultures worldwide once sprang from a contested terrain of solidarities emerging in the shadow of colonialism, many of them have been struggling with the legacies of these solidarities, with ideals of liberation that turned into new forms of oppression, and with the clamorous or muted appeal of old and new victimhoods for more than half a century now. Ethnic, racial or national victimhood and solidarity have been invoked in a cynical politics of exclusion all over the globe – from an aggressive assertion of Hindu hegemony in India to the militant Buddhism in the guise of nationalism in Sri Lanka and Myanmar, the abuse of anticolonialism as an ideology of oppression in Zimbabwe. In a quite different setting, victimhood has also become a mainspring of the anxiety-infested xenophobia spawned by right-wing populism in contemporary Europe. At the same time, the oppression of minorities and the plight of political, economic and environmental refugees has generated new forms of sociality as well as solidarity.

While the 21st century has seen the exhaustion of ‘enchanted’ or ‘unconditional’ solidarities rallying around idealized images of oppressed ‘postcolonial’ or ‘third world’ collectivities, sections of academia continue to see ‘resistance’ as form of catharsis, or even a panacea for a myriad of victimhoods and grievances. Yet, Anglophone literary texts and cultural productions themselves have long since engaged in self-reflexive encounters that have undermined trite formulations of perpetrators and victims and have explored the tribulations of what Michael Rothberg has recently called ‘implicated subjects’ (2019): all modern subjects are involuntarily implicated both in the history of oppression and victimhood, often simultaneously – not only in the formerly colonizing, but also in the formerly colonized regions of the world. More often than not, these implications, which call for a ‘disenchanted’ or ‘conditional’ solidarity that holds the abuses of victimhood in the name of agency accountable, cut across habitual East/West or North/South divides: as large parts of the world are rightly admiring civil resistance against the current military rulers of Myanmar and deploring the overthrow of Aung San Suu Kyi, the memory of how her own government was complicit with the persecution of the Rohingya minority in Burma seems to be waning. At the same time, European admonitions to respect democracy and protect the Rohingya refugees are timely but hardly beyond reproof given the background of calculated misery in its refugee camps in the Mediterranean and unceasing daily deaths at its external frontiers.

The 2022 Annual Conference of the Association for Postcolonial Anglophone Studies (GAPS) will engage in a wide-ranging reassessment of implicated subjects, of the uses and abuses of victimhood, of different forms of agency, and of the manifold implications of English as a medium of literary and cultural expression in anglophone literatures, cultures and media. Participants are invited to scrutinize fictional encounters with ‘internal’ forms of oppression, with the ‘enemy within’ (Nandy) and ‘the danger of a single story’ (Adichie), or the excessive display of wealth and power by local bourgeoisies (Mbembe). They are also encouraged to engage in a self-reflexive discussion on the role of ‘unconditional’ and ‘conditional’ solidarities in Anglophone literary cultures and on the role of victimhood in recent debates on globalization, world literature and the Anthropocene. Furthermore, participants may wish to tackle the new solidarities expressed through concepts such as cosmopolitanism (Appiah), Afropolitanism (Selasi), conviviality (Gilroy) or environmental justice and to explore the role of anglophone literatures and cultures as ‘resources of hope’ (Raymond Williams). Participants are further welcome to focus on transitions from a politics of victimhood to a poetics of agency in anglophone literatures and cultures and to scrutinize the role of English in plurilingual contact zones across the world.

Conference convenors: Kathrin Bartha, PhD (Institute for English and American Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt), Dr. Pavan Kumar Malreddy (RInstitute for English and American Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt, Research Initiative "ConTrust") and Prof. Dr. Frank Schulze-Engler (Institute for English and American Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt)

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Presented by:
Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien / GAPS in Zusammenarbeit mit "ConTrust. Vertrauen im Konflikt. Politisches Zusammenleben unter Bedingungen der Ungewissheit“ – ein Clusterprojekt des Landes Hessen am Forschungsverbund „Normative Ordnungen“ der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Power in Uncertainty: Exploring the Unexpected in World Politics

Contrust Speaker Series

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 4.15 pm

Prof. Peter J. Katzenstein (Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies)

Building „Normative Ordnungen“, Goethe University, EG 01
Max Horkheimer Str. 2
60323 Frankfurt am Main

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Veranstalter:
„ConTrust. Vertrauen im Konflikt. Politisches Zusammenleben unter Bedingungen der Ungewissheit“ - ein Clusterprojekt des Landes Hessen am Forschungsverbund "Normative Ordnungen" der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

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