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On 10 June 2021, the department's Group Leader, Hatem Elliesie, discussed issues of basic research on Islam in Germany with the the former judge of the Federal Constitutional Court, Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo di Fabio, on his podcast „Auf den Grund! – Wissenschaft im Gespräch mit Udo di Fabio" more
During the summer semester 2021 Hatem Elliesie, Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, is serving as Acting Professor for Islamic Law at the Institute of Oriental Studies at the University of Leipzig. In February this year he additionally began a position as Head of Junior Research Group at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU). more
Farrah Raza leads the Minerva Research Group entitled The Ethics of Exchange: The Regulation of Organ Donation and Transplantation in the Department ‘Law & Anthropology’ of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology since September 2020. She is also a Stipendiary Lecturer in Public Law at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. The Max Planck Society’s Minerva Fast Track Programme supports outstanding early-career female researchers by providing them with long-term career prospects in leadership positions. more
In the first part of the discussion series "Kant – A Racist?", co-organized by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, a panel of experts, including Cengiz Barskanmaz from the Department "Law & Anthropology" at the MPI, discusses whether Kant's writings about non-European peoples and people should be considered racist. In his lecture, Barskanmaz examines whether Kant's statements should be regarded today as an attack on human dignity and would thus be liable to charges under criminal law, or whether they are protected by the fundamental right of freedom of expression. more

Povos indígenas e territorialidades no Brasil e na América Latina
 

December 10, 2020 Mecila: Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality Latin America Next Thursday, December 10th, a roundtable discussion on indigenous territorial rights in Brazil and Latin America will take place with the participation of Mariana Monteiro de Matos (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology), Sandra Nascimento (UnB - University of Brasilia), Bruno Morais (PUCPR) and Samuel Barbosa (USP - University of São Paulo). The conversation will be held in Portuguese.

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