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Welcome at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft

The Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW), established in 2012, is a central scientific research unit of the University of Bonn. Its research activities examine global function systems of modern society, both with regard to their autonomy and to their growing interconnectedness. Our scientific departments focus on democracy and autocracy as competing regime types in contemporary politics (Comparative Research on Democracies), on the definition and solution of problems in the system of science (Science Studies), and on the different understandings of the world by religious belief systems (Comparative Research on Religions). Based on this research, the FIW also provides a platform for public debate on the changing meanings and conflictual developments of these three global systems of communication.

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New Chair for Religion and Society: Adrian Hermann arrives in February 2017 at FIW

New Chair for Religion and Society: Adrian Hermann arrives in February 2017 at FIW

We are pleased to announce the acceptance of Prof. Dr. Adrian Hermann.

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14.12. Eastern Orthodoxy, Geopolitics and the 2016 Holy and Great Synod [Perspectives on Modernity]

14.12. Eastern Orthodoxy, Geopolitics and the 2016 Holy and Great Synod [Perspectives on Modernity]

We are looking forward to the visit of Dr. Lucian Leistean (Aston University Birmingham) on Dec 14th. He will give the last talk in our lecture series on "Religion and Politics" and talk about the geopolitical implication of the Holy and Great Synod held 2016 by the orthodox churches.

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Surviving in adverse environments. Approval of a DFG-Project by Dr. Evelyn Moser

Surviving in adverse environments. Approval of a DFG-Project by Dr. Evelyn Moser

Successful acceptance of a DFG-Project on the role of NGOs in autocratically structured political systems.

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30.11. Religion and Democratic Politics in Contemporary India [Perspectives on Modernity]

30.11. Religion and Democratic Politics in Contemporary India [Perspectives on Modernity]

On November 30th, Prof. Gurharpal Singh from the University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) will be a guest speaker at the FIW. He will give a talk on religion and politics in India.

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New collective volume from science studies: “Macht in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft”

New collective volume from science studies: “Macht in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft”

New collective volume from science research: “Power in Science and Society” (German Titel: Macht in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft) has been published by Springer-Verlag

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 15.11. Colloquium day of the Department for Comparative Research on Democracies

15.11. Colloquium day of the Department for Comparative Research on Democracies

In this semester the colloquium was combined together on one day as a workshop. The six lectures (3 external speakers, 3 FIW members) concentrated on the questions of organizational theory, processes of social closure and democratic participation.

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