Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize Award Ceremony
Where: Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews
212-998-8660 Price: Free
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Deutsches Haus at NYU will proudly award the fourth annual Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize to the distinguished political scientist Claus Leggewie, director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (KWI).
Prof. Dr. Claus Leggewie is director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (KWI), and since 2012, he is co-director of the Käte Hamburger Collegium “Global Cooperation Research” at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since December 2008, he has been a member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Claus Leggewie started his academic career as professor of political science at Georg-August-University Göttingen, and since 1989 at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, where he holds the Ludwig-Börne-Chair. From 1995 to 1997, Claus Leggewie held the Max Weber-Chair at New York University. He was also a faculty fellow from 1997 to 1998 at the Remarque Institute of New York University. He was visiting professor at Université Paris-Nanterre (1994), and at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen Wien (1995, 2006). From 2000 to 2001, he was fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. Claus Leggewie is editor of the journal “Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik,” Berlin, and of “Transit,” Vienna. He is honorary doctor of the faculty of theology of the University of Rostock (2008). His most recent work deals with participatory democracy (“Die Konsultative,” 2016), and with the future of Europe (“Die Anti-Europäer,” 2016). In 2015, he published his memoir “Politische Zeiten. Beobachtungen von der Seitenlinie.”
The Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize was established by Professor Margret Sander in memory of her late husband, Professor Volkmar Sander, former head of the German Department of NYU and founder and first director of Deutsches Haus at NYU. The prestigious annual prize, which was awarded for the first time in 2013 to the late Professor Fritz Stern, to Dr. Gary Smith, then the executive director of the American Academy in Berlin, in 2014, and to Lya Friedrich Pfeifer, the president of the Max Kade Foundation, Inc., in 2015, is endowed with a $5000 grant, kindly donated by Margret Sander, and honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the cultural, political, and academic relationship between the German-speaking world and the United States.
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