For the ninth time, the WZB invites nominations for the A.SK Social Science Award, whose endowment of 100,000 euros makes it one of the largest international prizes in the social sciences. This year, for the first time, two “Bright Mind Awards” will be awarded to younger social scientists, with a prize sum of 20,000 euros each.
Adrián del Rio Rodríguez, guest researcher of the Research Unit Transformations of Democracy, analyses in his research the origins and effects of elite divisions within authoritarian governments. For the online magazine The Conversation he wrote a piece on the current situation in Russia: “Kremlin and elites in times of war”.
How well did countries fare in containing the spread of Covid? How do we explain the differences between countries? A study by WZB researchers examines the role of cultural differences in the pandemic's early phase using data from 37 countries.
Black migration is at the core of Tod Hamilton's research. Why the black population in the U.S. has been perceived as a monolith for so long, the professor of sociology at Princeton University explains in this interview. In May this year, Tod Hamilton gave the WZB Distinguished Lecture.