Brokering ideas in social sciences

MaxPo organizes a monthly seminar entitled SCOOPS (Seminars and Colloquia on Ökonomie, Politics and Society), as well as occasionally holds “Impromptu” seminars on various topics related to the center’s research themes. The annual MaxPo Lectures feature distinguished speakers and aim to showcase their work. They serve to extend the Center’s reach and encourage dialogue with other disciplines. Luc Boltanski (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris), Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics), Steven Shapin (Harvard University), and Wolfgang Streeck (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies) promoted discussions of general and specific aspects of contemporary capitalist transformations.

In a long-term partnership, the MPIfG and Sciences Po along with its affiliated institutes (the Centre d’études européennes, CEE, the Centre de sociologie des organisations, CSO, the Centre d’études de relations internationales, CERI, and the Observatoire sociologique du changement, OSC) organize joint conferences in Cologne and Paris on such mutual research topics as economic futures, prediction, and inequality. The joint conferences aim to foster both the exchange of ideas between the two partner institutions and the integration of Franco-German research traditions.

Speaker Series Program

SCOOPs - Seminars and Colloquia on Ökonomie,
Politics and Society

MaxPo Impromptu - brown-bag lunch opening onto a general conversation


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MaxPo Lectures


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