News and Events

The application and selection process for the winter semester of 2022/2023 has ended! We are grateful for your interest and wish you success in your further studies. The SDAC admission team spent five and a half months screening and interviewing applicants from all over the world. The total n...

In the framework of the SDAC workshop series, Klaus Schneider, Dipl.-Pol. and Andreas Beneking, M. A. (Planpolitik Berlin), offered a workshop on negotiation techniques on July 22nd and 23rd, 2022. Students participated in the educational simulation game “Conflict over water in South Calipso”, wh...

The film club's last session took place on July 21st. We are thankful to Dr. Alexander Horstmann, our Guest Professor for this school year, for designing and organizing this wonderful academic activity for the Winter Semester 2021/2022 and the Summer Semester 2022 at SDAC. We had a wonderful tim...

Our next Guest Lecture will be in person! It features Tanja Pritzlaff-Scheele, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bremen, as the lecturer. She will talk about "'I think we can all agree on that'. Informal Decision Procedures in Committee Meetings." The lecture will be held in person on...

Next Monday, we welcome Claudia Liebelt, Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Free University of Berlin. Her topic is “Gender Politics and the Role of Beauty in the “New Turkey”: An Ethnographic Approach” The lecture will be held online via zoom on Monday 11th, 6-8 pm (c.t.). F...

Our next guest lecturer is Paul Jobin, Associate Research Professor at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He will talk about “Taiwan as a Hot Spot in the Geopolitics of the Anthropocene.” The lecture will be held online via zoom on Friday 8th, 10-12 am (c.t.). For more detail...

Unfortunately, the lecture on the 27th is canceled. The next Guest Lecture Series will be Friday, July 8th. The detail will be provided as soon as possible.   Our next Guest Lecture, again in person, features Waseem Naser for his talk, “Emotions as ‘Technique': Personhood and Decision-...

Our next Guest Lecture will be an in-person session! For this lecture, we welcome Terje Toomistu, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Tartu's Department of Ethnology. She will talk about “Indigeneity, Nation, and the Strategic Enactments of Belonging: Becoming Waria in West Papua...

For our next SDAC Guest Lecture Series, we welcome Eugénie Mérieau, an associate professor of public law at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a member of the Sorbonne Institute of Philosophical and Legal Research. Her lecture topic is "The Constitutional Culture of Bricolage in Thailan...