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21.10.2019 | News

Lec­tu­re Se­ries Against Right-Wing Ex­tre­mism Win­ter Term 2019/20

Winter term begins and with it the annual lecture series against right-wing extremism at the University of Kassel. This is the eighth time that the lecture series is taking place. This year's focus lies on the current challenges of civil society and democracy created by right-wing populism. The main title of the series is called : "Pretty extreme? The Dynamics in the Realms of Civil Society". Lecture takes place every Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in lecture hall 6 at the Campus Center, Moritzstraße 18. The first one will be on 21 October. The lecture series is open to the public and free of charge.

Bild: Studio Blafield.

The lecture series against right-wing extremism was held for the first time in 2012, in memory of the racist murder of Halit Yozgat. The upcoming series will focus on civil society realms (e.g. trade unions, churches) and protagonists thereof. The discussion will focus on the role they play in relation to right-wing extremism, what dynamics are effective and the positioning they take; or rather what strategies are opened up when dealing with right-wing extremism and radicalisation.

Speakers from various disciplines and faculties will give lectures and reports on the current state of their research. Thus, right-wing populism will be treated as a challenge for trade unions (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schroeder from the Department of Social Sciences at the Kassel University) or for the Catholic Church (Prof. Dr. Andreas Lob-Hüdepohl, lecturer at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences and member of the German Ethics Council).

The lecture series is aimed at students from the departments 01, 02, 05, but it is also open to all who are interested. It is supported by the presidium of Kassel University, the departments 01, 02, 05 and the general students’ committee (AStA). The programme can be found on: asta.studierende-kassel.de/recht-extrem-ringvorlesung/

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