The Knowledge of/about Migrants: Preconceptions. Misconceptions. Limits.

Lecture | November 1 | 6-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Armin Nassehi, LMU Munich

 Julie Weise, University of Oregon

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West

30 years after opening its doors in the US capital, the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) is expanding its operations to the Pacific Coast. Please join us for the opening event of GHI West. Armin Nassehi's keynote is the first in a series of annual Bucerius lectures funded by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, one of the major German private foundations active in the field of migration and transformation studies.

Armin Nassehi is a Professor of Sociology at LMU Munich and editor of Kursbuch, one of Germany’s leading intellectual magazines. An outspoken participant in public debate, he is considered “among the most thoughtful intellectual voices in Germany today” (New York Review of Books).

After the keynote, Julie Weise (University of Oregon) will interview Armin Nassehi and moderate a discussion with the audience.

  RSVP online or by calling Heike Friedman at 510-643-4558, or by emailing Heike Friedman at, 510-643-4558