Message from 2020-11-27

Digital Lecture series on „Money, Power and Social Transformation” at UW/H

Dirk Baecker
Dirk Baecker
Vanessa-Maria Redak
Philippa Sigl-Glöckner
Ulrike Roy
Ann Pettifor
Ulrike Herrmann
Guest lecturer Ulrike Hermann
Joscha Wullweber
The lecture series is organised by Prof. Dr. Joscha Wullweber
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Digital Lecture series on „Money, Power and Social Transformation” at UW/H

On December 1 everyone interested is welcome to join the next discussion on current political, economic and social challenges, which we want to shed light on from a variety of different perspectives.

The lecture series will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm and will be delivered in English and in German depending on the speaker. You can join the lecture series via Zoom:

As part of the lecture series "Money, Power and Society in Transformation" in which political, economic and social challenges are discussed, we are pleased to announce that Prof Dirk Baecker, holder of the Chair of Cultural Theory and Cultural Management at the University of Witten/Herdecke and representative of sociological systems theory, will give the next talk on 1 December from 6 - 7.30 pm.

In the lecture "Money and Power as Media of Society", Prof Baecker will address the importance of media as a means of communication and will introduce a different perspective on how to understand the function and nature of money by elaborating on its relation to society and power. In line with the lecture series' topic, he will discuss the transformational potential of money and its institutional implications for society.

Prof Dirk Baecker studied sociology and economics at the University of Cologne and habilitated in sociology under Niklas Luhmann at the University of Bielefeld. Research stays took him to the University of Stanford, the Johns Hopkins University and the London School of Economics. Since 2015 he holds the Chair of Cultural Theory and Management at the Faculty of Cultural Reflection at the University Witten/Herdecke and has recently changed to the new-found Faculty of Economics and Society.

About the lecture series

Whether the constitutional brake on debt, cryptocurrencies or the role of central banks in global climate change – there is no shortage of controversial topics that are of importance to our society as a whole. At the same time, it is difficult to assess and interpret this plethora of different challenges. The public digital lecture series “Money, Power and Social Transformation” wants to provide different perspectives on the interaction and relationship between money, power and society. For this purpose, Prof. Dr. Joscha Wullweber, Professor for Political Economy and Global Governance of Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H) has invited renowned experts in the area of economics, politics and research to speak at the lectures.

Speakers are:

  • Ulrike Hermann (economic journalist) - German
  • Ann Pettifor (British economist and activist) - English
  • Ulrike Roy (German Central Bank) - English 
  • Philippa Sigl (Ministry of finances) - English
  • Vanessa Redak (National Bank of Austria) - English
  • Dorothea Schäfer (German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)) - English
  • Prof. Dr. Magdalene Silberberger (Professor for Development Economics) - English
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Baecker (Chair of Culture Theory and Management) - English
  • Prof. Dr. Birger Priddat (Professor für Economics und Philosophy) - German
  • Prof. Dr. Marcel Tyrell (Chair of Banking and Finance) - German
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Zweynert (Professor für International Political Economy) - English

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Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist durch das NRW-Wissenschaftsministerium unbefristet staatlich anerkannt und wird – sowohl als Institution wie auch für ihre einzelnen Studiengänge – regelmäßig akkreditiert durch: