Lecture by State Minister Reem Alabali-Radovan

On Thursday, October 13, 2022, Hertie School, the RefMig project and WZB are hosting a public lecture by the German State Minister Reem Alabali-Radovan. Ms. Alabali–Radovan is Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor, Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration and the Federal Government Commissioner for Anti-racism. In this pubic lecture, she will address current challenges in migration and refugee protection in Germany.

Elizabeth Nugent Receives Robert A. Dahl Award

Book Cover for After Repression: How Polarization Derails Democratic Transition by Elizabeth Nugent

Elizabeth Nugent, a visiting researcher with WZB's Center for Civil Society Research, has received the prestigious Robert A. Dahl Award for her book 'After Repression: How Polarization Derails Democratic Transition', published by Princeton University Press.

Living freely, living differently, living together?

Thumbnail Liberal Script

How do liberal societies stick together? This question is explored in a new animated film produced by students of the Universität der Künste together with WZB researchers.

New GEAC-Website

The Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) develops recommendations on gender equality issues across the entire G7 agenda. During Germany’s G7 Presidency, WZB President Jutta Allmendinger is the chair of the council. More on the new GEAC website.

WZB Distinguished Lecture by Youngjoo Cha

The next WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences will be held on October 5. This year’s Karl W. Deutsch Visiting Professor Youngjoo Cha discusses the consequences of working overlong hours and shows how we can change our work culture.

New Fairwork Cloudwork Rating

Cloudwork platforms arrange work that can theoretically be done from anywhere over the Internet and remotely. But how fair is the work on such cloudwork platforms? The Fairwork project has examined 15 online platforms for their working conditions and rated them according to their fairness. The results are now available in the Fairwork Cloudwork Report 2022 and can be read here.

The Weight of Culture

A study finds that a nation's culture impacts individual choices concerning eating and physical activity.

Welcome, Youngjoo Cha

Youngjoo Cha is the new Karl W. Deutsch Visiting Professor at the WZB. She is Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her research interests are in gender, work, family, occupations and organizations. 

Journalist in Residence: Olga Konsevych

Olga Konsevych, a Ukrainian journalist and editor-in-chief at the news outlet is WZB's journalist in residence until September.