11. Juni 2015 –
Claus Offe, Professor of Political Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a member of the IWM Academic Advisory Board, will open the conference Solidarity IX: On Distribution with a public keynote speech on the topic of inequality.
Claus Offe previously held chairs of political science and political sociology at the Universities of Bielefeld, Bremen and Humboldt University, Berlin. He belongs to the successor generation of the Frankfurt School and during his doctorate was assistant to Jürgen Habermas. He was a founding member of the German Green party and more recently of the Basic Income Earth Network – Germany. His publications include Die Teilhabegesellschaft. Modell eines neuen Wohlfahrtsstaates [The shared society. A model for a new welfare state](with Gerd Grözinger and Michael Maschke, 2006) and Reflections on America. Tocqueville, Weber and Adorno in the United States (2005).
The conference itself is not open to the public.