max weber fellows

Five Research Themes for the Academic Year 2014-2015

The Max Weber Programme is launching five Research Themes to group the new cohort of incoming Fellows for the academic year 2014-2015. The purpose of this exercise is to promote synergetic and interdisciplinary postdoctoral research.      I. Governance, Constitutionalism and Democracy This theme addresses national, transnational and supranational political systems in both democratizing and established […]

The MWP Annual Report 2012-2013 has been published

2012–2013 was the 7th academic year of the Max Weber Programme and, in several respects, marks the end of a first period of the programme. Change and continuity will mark this transition. Change in housing and directorship; continuity in funding, fellowships, activities, and most of the MWP team. How change and continuity interact determines success […]

Peace, Justice, and Belligerence in Colombia: Much Room for Thought

 By Pablo Kalmanowitz, Max Weber Fellow, LAW, 2013-2014 n October of 2012, representatives of the Colombian government and of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) met in Oslo to officially begin peace negotiations. If successful, they will end one of the oldest armed conflicts in the world. The last peace negotiations with the FARC ended […]

A Historical Take on Sovereign Default

    By Hassan Malik, Max Weber Fellow, HEC, 2013-2014   Recent events in the Eurozone have brought the issue of sovereign default back into the spotlight. Yet, in spite of recent commentary in the financial press claiming last spring’s Greek default was the largest ever, the default and repudiation by the Bolshevik government of debts […]

Announcements – Career Moves

Career Moves by Max Weber Fellows Manuel Borutta, Max Weber Fellow, 2006-2007 Has moved to a position as Assistant Professor of Modern Mediterranean History at the Ruhr University Bochum – for more information see Manuel’s Personal Homepage ( Ayca Cubucku, Max Weber Fellow, 2009-2010 Has been appointed Assistant Professor in Human Rights at the Department […]