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Herrenhausen Conference "Re-Thinking Social Inequality"

In cooperation with the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and other research institutions, the Volkswagen Foundation held a conference on social inequality. The objective was to present new research questions pertaining to the theme of social inequality as well as innovative methodological approaches to this field; through this, the conference aimed to challenge traditional perspectives, to facilitate a dialogue between experts from various backgrounds and open up new ways of thinking and coping with social inequality.

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Almut Steinbach, Head of International Team of the Volkswagen Foundation, welcomes the 45 young researchers.
Almut Steinbach, Head of International Team of the Volkswagen Foundation, welcomes the 45 young researchers.
Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation
Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation
Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of California
Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of California
Andreas Gestrich, Historian, Director of the German Historical Institute London
Andreas Gestrich, Historian, Director of the German Historical Institute London
Questions from the audience
Questions from the audience
Branko Milanovic´, Inequality Specialist, City University of New York, former lead economist in the World Bank’s research department
Branko Milanovic´, Inequality Specialist, City University of New York, former lead economist in the World Bank’s research department
Paul Collier, Economist, Oxford University
Paul Collier, Economist, Oxford University
Steffen Mau, Sociologist, University of Bremen
Steffen Mau, Sociologist, University of Bremen
Wolfgang Merkel, Political Scientist, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
Wolfgang Merkel, Political Scientist, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
Panel and Plenary Discussion
Panel and Plenary Discussion
John Keane, Political Scientist, University of New South Wales, Sydney
John Keane, Political Scientist, University of New South Wales, Sydney
David Brady, Sociologist, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
David Brady, Sociologist, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
Surinder Jodhka, Sociologist, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Surinder Jodhka, Sociologist, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Vincent Houben, Historian, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Vincent Houben, Historian, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Kitty Dumont, Psychologist, University of South Africa
Kitty Dumont, Psychologist, University of South Africa
Young Researcher Patrick Mahama, University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Ghana
Young Researcher Patrick Mahama, University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Ghana
Young Researcher Rosa Maria Voghon, Sociology Department, University of Havana Estevez, Cuba
Young Researcher Rosa Maria Voghon, Sociology Department, University of Havana Estevez, Cuba
Young researcher Sarbeswar Sahoo, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Young researcher Sarbeswar Sahoo, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Panel with and plenary discussion with young researchers
Panel with and plenary discussion with young researchers
Exchanging views in front of the poster sessions
Exchanging views in front of the poster sessions
Getting to know each other during freetime activities.
Getting to know each other during freetime activities.
Shoshana Zuboff, Social Psychologist, Harvard Business School
Shoshana Zuboff, Social Psychologist, Harvard Business School
Jutta Allmendinger, Sociologist, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
Jutta Allmendinger, Sociologist, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
Jannis Kallinikos, Organization and Communication Scholar, London School of Economics
Jannis Kallinikos, Organization and Communication Scholar, London School of Economics
Panel and plenary discussion
Panel and plenary discussion
Final Debate "The Way Ahead" with Almut Steinbach, Jutta Allmendinger, Surinder Jodhka, Shoshana Zuboff and John Keane.
Final Debate "The Way Ahead" with Almut Steinbach, Jutta Allmendinger, Surinder Jodhka, Shoshana Zuboff and John Keane.