Newsletter 4 Fall 2012

Max Weber Fellowship Applications 2013-2014

As in every year, 25 October was the deadline to apply for Max Weber Fellowships for the coming academic year 2013-2014. The MWP is currently in the process of reviewing and selecting the eighth cohort of Fellows from of a pool of 1,120 candidates. This year, the number of applications is very close to the […]

The Max Weber Fellows Society Website

The MWP has recently in collaboration with former fellow Matthew Hoelle (ECO 2010-2011) and MWP collaborator Jens Hoffmeister, launched the Max Weber Fellows Society Website. The website, which has both a public and reserved part, has been created to further strengthen one of the most valued elements of a Max Weber Fellowship, namely the possibility […]

Max Weber Lecture by Lawrence Lessig, 19 December 2012 at 17.00, Villa La Fonte, Conference Room

Professor Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School, will be giving the upcoming Max Weber Lecture on 19 December. The Lecture is titled: “Integrity and Independence of Policymakers”. Abstract: The Nature of the Corruption that is the Government of the United States: “Corruption” evolves. Old styles become new. In this talk, Professor Lessig maps the precise architecture […]

June Conference 2013, 12-14 June, Villa La Fonte

The Max Weber Fellows June Conference 2013 is the 7th MWF June Conference and is intended to be a reunion conference which will look back at the first 7 years of the Programme. At the same time, it is also a sort of goodbye to Villa La Fonte, the beautiful home of the MWP, as the Programme […]

7th MWP-ACO Conference: Academic Careers in the Social Sciences: Entry, Competition and Advancement

By Alanna O’Malley, ACO The Academic Careers Observatory of the Max Weber Programme held its 7th annual conference, on issues confronting young researchers in the Social Sciences, on 28th November 2012. The theme of this year’s conference was, ‘Academic Careers in the Social Sciences: Entry, Competition and Advancement.’ The Academic Careers Observatory functions in a […]