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Multidisciplinary Research Activities In addition to the Academic Practice activities, a second set of activities is a core part of the Programme. The Multidisciplinary Research activities are designed to improve the Max Weber Fellows’ understanding of the four disciplines, with the aim of enhancing interdisciplinarity and fostering a greater understanding of research and research careers in the Social Sciences, both in Europe and the United States.

Max Weber Lectures

Professor Jane Mansbridge

The monthly Max Weber Lectures are delivered by distinguished scholars representing the four disciplines of the Programme (Economics, History, Law and Political and Social Sciences). The Programme aims to invite scholars with a special interdisciplinary focus that will be of broad academic interest to all members of the academic community both within and beyond the EUI. The lectures always take place at 5 pm and are followed by a reception. The 2010-2011 Max Weber Lectures were given by: jane mansbridge

Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values at Harvard Kennedy School, and the author of Beyond Adversary Democracy, an empirical and normative study of face-toface democracy, and the award-winning Why We Lost the ERA. Professor Mansbridge’s lecture took place at Villa la Fonte on 20 October 2010 and was titled: ‘Against Accountabiltity’. kenneth pomeranz

Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. His research has focused on the reciprocal influences of state, society and the economy in late Imperial and twentieth-century China. He published From Core to Hinterland.Professor Pomeranz’s lecture took place at Villa la Fonte on 17 November


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,...