Workshop 15.-16.11.2017

15:00 - 17:00 Workshop 15.11.2017

Workshop of the Big Risks research group

The workshop featuring invited scholars from a variety of disciplines will facilitate in-depth discussion

of the insights put forward in the book “Imaging Risk. Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics” (Harvard University Press 2016) from Jens Beckert (Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne).

Workshop 16.11.2017

Workshop of the Big Risks research group with three topic-specific sessions. The sessions are discipline-specific and are each structured as follows:

They start with a keynote lecture by an external guest followed by a short discussion. Then, the related research project of one of our three research associates will be presented and discussed.

Session 1: 09:00-11:00 - Financial Mathematics

Guest Keynote speaker and Discussant: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Horst (Applied Financial Mathematics; Humboldt-University, Berlin)

Big Risks Research Associate: Björn Fischbach

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kiesel

Session 2: 11:30-13:30 - Political Science

Guest Keynote speaker and Discussant: Prof. Dr. Jens Wolling (Media Research and Political Communication at the Institute of Media and Communication Science; TU Ilmenau)

Big Risks Research Associate: Anne-Kathrin Fischer

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Achim Goerres

Session 3: 15:00-17:00 - Political Philosophy

Guest Keynote speaker and Discussant: Dr. Robert Jubb (Politics and International Relations, University of Reading)

Big Risks Research Associate: Ruben Langer

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Andreas Niederberger