Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

New in Goettingen in October 2018: Prof. Dr. Céline Teney

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From October 2018 onwards, Céline Teney takes over the Professorship for “Fundamentals of Social Sciences”. She wrote her PhD thesis on the socio-cultural integration of second generation immigrants at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Prior to coming to Göttingen she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Berlin Social Science Center and led a junior research group at the University of Bremen on the topic of intra-EU highly skilled migration. Moreover, she was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, UCLA and Harvard University. She was awarded with the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize in 2016.

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Conference '''Bildung' for sustainable development'' 23.-24. November 2018, University of Göttingen

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The concept of sustainable development is now widely recognised in politics, society and science. The declared aim is that people living today can satisfy their needs without risking that future generations will no longer be able to do so. It is all about ecological sustainability, social justice, economic sustainability and citizens' participation in shaping social and political processes. 'Bildung' plays a key role in this. For this reason, the foundation stone of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was laid at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in the Agenda 21. This was followed by international initiatives such as the UN Decade for ESD (2005-2014) and the World ESD Action Programme.

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Prof. Dr. Tobias Lenz leads research project on „The Authority of International Organizations and Institutional Overlap“ as part of the Vorab programme of Lower Saxony

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Global and regional international organizations (IOs) have become key players in international politics, facilitating cooperation in every corner of the world and with respect to almost any issue area, from economics to security, to immigration, to the environment. This ubiquity of IOs is reflected in the enormous growth in the post-World War II era of both their institutional authority and the institutional overlap between them, that is, the growing number of IOs with similar (but not necessarily identical) membership that are active in similar issue areas. For example, the World Bank, the United Nations, and the recently established New Development Bank all seek to facilitate economic development.

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