22 Apr
26 Jun

Talking about Dis/Similarities. Discourses on Diversity and Uniformity

Opening hours / Beginning:

22 April 2024 - 26 June 2024


Center for Advanced Studies LMU Seestraße 13 80802 München

In our intricate and interconnected world, the study of diversity has gained tremendous importance across academic disciplines and societal domains. As we face challenges like climate change and increased interactions among people from diverse backgrounds, understanding diversity is recognized as crucial. At the same time, homogenization strategies are relevant for the coherence of a society, both at the individual level and within social systems, including the scientific system.

The lecture series is part of the CAS Research Focus Dis/Similarities led by Professor Francesca Biagini.


  • April 22 2024, 7 pm
    Zählt es wirklich? Diversität im Prozess der Wissensproduktion
    Prof. Dr. Stefan Böschen (Aachen), Prof. Dr. Christine Bratu (Göttingen)
    Moderation: Prof. Dr. Monika Betzler (LMU)
  • June 5 2024, 6:30 pm
    Gleichheit versus Ungleichheit in einer pluralen Gesellschaft
    Prof. Dr. Andrea D. Bührmann (Göttingen), Prof. Dr. John Rauthmann (LMU)
    Moderation: Prof. Dr. Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky (LMU)
  • June 12 2024, 6:30 pm
    Wie wirkt Differenz? Psychologische Prozesse im Umgang mit Andersartigkeit
    Prof. Dr. Bertolt Meyer (Chemnitz)
    Moderation: Prof. Dr. Jelena Spanjol (LMU)
  • June 26 2024, 6:30 pm
    What Works? Practices of Diversity
    Prof. Marya Besharov, Ph.D. (Oxford)
    Moderation: Prof. Dr. Ali Aslan Gümüşay (LMU)

The lectures will be held in German and English. A registration is required. You can find more information on the CAS website.

The Center for Advanced Studies at LMU provides a forum for scientific exchange and discussion that bridges the divide between the established disciplines. Its activities are designed to promote all forms of collaborative research and to stimulate interdisciplinary communication within the University. In addition, it facilitates the integration of visiting scholars and scientists into the academic life of the University.

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