We currently provide funding to four theme-focused research centers located at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of Cambridge, the University of California and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACY

Our economic system creates vast inequality and devastates human as well as natural resources. Our political institutions increasingly alienate those they purport to represent. We analyze the crises of capitalism and democracy, bringing the tools of social philosophy to bear on the present.

Authoritarianism: Rule or Exception

Authoritarianism: Rule or Exception 500 300 domonda

Invited speakers: Prof. Seyla Benhabib (Yale University), Prof. Zeynep Gambetti (Boğaziçi University) Berlin, 04/07/2018, 6-8pm, Gorki Theatre Berlin Authoritarian movements and governments resurface globally. They are…

abstract painting; visual motif of the conference

Emancipation, International Conference

Emancipation, International Conference 500 300 domonda

50 years after the events of 1968, the question of emancipation is still of central importance. Berlin, Emancipation 25-27 May 2018 in Berlin. The international…

International Summer School Critical Theory 2018: Re-Thinking Ideology

International Summer School Critical Theory 2018: Re-Thinking Ideology 500 300 domonda

Why do people often accept, and even embrace, social and political conditions that seem to run counter to their own interests? How is it possible…

TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

The breadth and depth of technological change is impacting all areas of society and leading to unprecedented social change. What are the perils and possibilities of technology for democracy? What is the impact of technology on social cohesion and cultural diversity? Do we need a new ethics for technology? How do we respond and adapt to the pressures technology is placing on us? These are some of the critical questions addressed by the Cambridge Center

FACT AND VALUE - AFTER TRUTH

How might we promote the value of facts in public life while acknowledging also the fact that such life is driven by multiple, competing, and often irreconcilable values?

Trajectories of Spirit

Trajectories of Spirit 500 300 Nina Rismal

Trajectories of Spirit Three events with philosopher Hans Ruin Professor at Södertörn University, Stockholm and author of Being with the Dead: Burial, Ancestral Politics, and…

PROVOCATIONS | Session #1 | What do we owe to trolls and Nazis?

PROVOCATIONS | Session #1 | What do we owe to trolls and Nazis? 500 300 Nina Rismal

What do we owe to trolls and Nazis? Community Discussion Group PROVOCATIONS | Session #1 March 16th, 2018, 6-8 p.m. SBCAST @ 513 Garden St., Santa Barbara  …

Stanley Cavell and Emersonian Perfectionism

Stanley Cavell and Emersonian Perfectionism 807 459 Nina Rismal

Stanley Cavell and Emersonian Perfectionism A Seminar with Andrew Norris (UCSB) & Sandra Laugier (Panthéon Sorbonne) February 13th, 2018, 2-5 p.m. Board Room @ Mosher Alumni…

CULTURAL PLURALISM

Venice has been for centuries a crossroads of civilizations. It shows how out of pluralism comes diversity, out of diversity comes change.
The Humanities can help us imagine and bring about that change.

Venice HSC Lecture Series: Stefano De Matteis

Venice HSC Lecture Series: Stefano De Matteis 500 300 Barbara Del Mercato

The Venice Center for the Humanities and Social Change presents Stefano De Matteis, Le false libertà. Verso la postglobalizzazione. A dialogue with Franca Tamisari and…

Citizenship and Belonging

Citizenship and Belonging 1024 683 Barbara Del Mercato

An event in collaboration with the Dimensions of Citizenship program of the USA Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018 Venice, 18/09/2018 at 2 p.m. Pachuka Beach.…

Italy, the Mediterranean, the Horn of Africa: questioning colonial spaces and their legacy

Italy, the Mediterranean, the Horn of Africa: questioning colonial spaces and their legacy 1024 483 Barbara Del Mercato

A seminar with Claudio Fogu (University of California Santa Barbara) and Igiaba Scego Venice, 18/09/2018 at 2 p.m. Aula Milone, Malcanton Marcorà Dorsoduro 3484/D, Venice…