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interested in learning a few things about teaching, there was plenty to be learned, especially from Neil. While there were activities on the schedule every day, these activities did not become overwhelming. I thought the number of hours of ‘work’ each day were appropriate, both from the MWP and from LSE. At the LSE we had access to computers and the internet and it was easy to obtain a library card. The MWP very generously provided us with funding for both our flights and accommodation, and even a small per diem that helped us survive in expensive London. rebecca zahn (law) Each Max Weber Fellow gave a public lecture on their topic of research. This was a useful exercise but attendance was low so feedback (apart from that of fellow presenters and the Head of the Language Centre) was limited. I also took the opportunity to contact LSE staff working in my area. This proved to be very useful and I used the last day at

Christian Kühner and Nathan Marcus, Max Weber Fellows


the LSE to attend and participate in relevant seminars in my field of research. Despite the low attendance at the public lectures, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the LSE and benefited from the chance to work with experts in my field based at the School.

On the UPF exchange The UPF-MWP, Barcelona teaching exchange took place from 4-8 April 2011, and was set up in collaboration with the Vice-Chancellor of UPF, Maria Morras, the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Mireia Trench, and coordinator of the MWP exchange at UPF, Pau Solà. All Fellows taught a couple of sessions within the undergraduate courses and each gave a talk on a topic related to their research. They were also in contact with MA and Ph.D. students and professors of the respective Faculties and Departments hosting their teaching. Eight Fellows went out to UPF: Giuseppe Contissa (LAW),

Max Weber Programme Annual Report - Academic Year 2010-2011  
Max Weber Programme Annual Report - Academic Year 2010-2011  

Reports on the 2010-2011 teaching and research activities of the largest postdoctoral programme for young academics in the social sciences,...