The academic lectures of the Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum highlight new transnational research and approaches from different viewpoints. Featuring captivating speakers, the lectures offer a platform for discussion and stimulating exchange across disciplinary boundaries.

In the winter semester of 2018/19, the academic lectures will focus on the dark side of the Enlightenment and the relationship between cosmopolitanism and civil war. They will examine the pension crisis and the perception of a "demographic time bomb" in a transnational comparative perspective. They will also explore Otherness from a philosophical perspective and analyse the meta-geography underlying the Chinese project of a New Silk Road.

All who are interested are cordially invited.



Lectures and Events in the Winter Semester 2018/19


15.11.2018, 18.30 pm, D 2107, University of Augsburg
The Dark Side of the Enlightenment: Cosmopolitanism and Civil War
Prof. David R. Armitage, Litt.D., Ph.D.
Blankfein Professor of History (Harvard University)



21.11.2018, 18.15 pm, D 2128, University of Augsburg
Rentenkrise und "demographische Zeitbombe“. Debatten und Wahrnehmungsmuster in Deutschland und Großbritannien an der Wende zum 21. Jahrhundert
Prof. Dr. Cornelius Torp
(Universität Bremen/ Visiting Fellowship for Transnational Studies at the Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum)


27.11.2018, 18.30 pm, D 2107, University of Augsburg
Fremde im eigenen Haus
Prof. em. Dr. Dr. hc. Bernhard Waldenfels
(Ruhr-Universität Bochum)



-Lecture cancelled-

11.12.2018, 18.30 pm, D 2110, University of Augsburg
China's Global Connectivity Politics: A new meta-geography for international politics?
Dr. Nadine Godehardt
(Foundation for Science and Politics, German Institute for Politics and Security, Berlin)