Prof. Dr. Christine Landfried

Max Weber Chair for German and European Studies at New York University

Christine Landfried is Professor emeritus of Political Science at the University of Hamburg. She studied Political Science, History and International Law at the University of Heidelberg and at Harvard University. She has taught at Sciences Po in Paris, the University of California at Berkeley, the European University Institute in Florence and at Yale Law School. She was president of the German Political Science Association from 1997-2000. Since 2010 she has been a Member and since 2013 Vice-Chair of the Scientific Council of the Social Science Research Center in Berlin (WZB).

Her research and teaching interests are the political system of Germany, European integration, the political impact of national and international Constitutional Courts, the financing of politics and the potential of difference for democratic governance. She has written extensively on judicial politics in Germany. Christine Landfried is also a frequent commentator on German and European politics for German media.

Her publications include: (ed.), Constitutional Review and Legislation. An International Comparison, 1988; Parteienfinanzierung und politische Macht, 2nd ed. 1994; Das Entstehen einer europäischen Öffentlichkeit (The emergence of a European Public Sphere), in: Claudio Franzius, Ulrich K. Preuß (eds.), Europäische Öffentlichkeit, 2004; Das Politische Europa (The political dimension of Europe), 2nd ed. 2005; The Selection Process of Constitutional Court Judges in Germany, in: Kate Malleson, Peter H.Russell (eds.), Appointing Judges in an Age of Judicial Power, 2006; The Concept of Difference. In: Kolja Raube, Annika Sattler (eds.), Difference and Democracy. Exploring Potentials in Europe and Beyond, 2011; Never-Ending Crisis? Germany and the Future of Europe, in: Christiane Lemke (ed.), Europe: Powerhouse at the Crossroads, 2013; and Wir wollen mehr Hannah Arendt wagen. Fünf Vorschläge, wie es gelingen könnte, im Geiste der ‘Vita Activa’ die europäische Demokratie zu stärken (Five Proposals how to enhance European democracy in the spirit of Hannah Arendt’s ‘Vita Activa’), in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, February 4, 2014.

Home University: Universität Hamburg, Department of Political Science
Host University: New York University
Host Institute: Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

Contact: New York University
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Prof. Dr. Cornelius Torp

Hannah Arendt Visiting Chair for German and European Studies at the University of Toronto

Cornelius Torp teaches Modern History at the Universities of Augsburg and Halle, Germany. He studied History, Sociology and Economics at the University of Bielefeld and at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). Recently, he was Research Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) and a Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.

His research interests include Modern German and European History, the History of Globalization and the History of the Welfare State. Currently, he is embarking on a project on the world history of gambling in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Recent Publications: Gerechtigkeit im Wohlfahrtsstaat. Alter und Alterssicherung in Deutschland und Großbritannien von 1945 bis heute, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015; The Challenges of Globalization. Economy and Politics in Germany, 1860-1914, New York: Berghahn Books, 2014; (ed. together with Sonja Levsen) Wo liegt die Bundesrepublik? Vergleichende Perspektiven auf die westdeutsche Geschichte, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016; (ed.) Challenges of Aging: Pensions, Retirement and Generational Justice, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015; (ed. together with Alexander Nützenadel) Economic Crises and the Transformation of International Politics in the 20th Century (= European Review of History, Special Issue 19.6), Oxford: Routledge, 2012, reprinted: Economic Crises and Global Politics in the 20th Century, Oxford: Routledge, 2013; “The Adenauer Government’s Pension Reform of 1957 – A Question of Social Justice.” German History 34 (2016); “Trade Policy and Globalization.” In Ashgate Research Companion to Imperial Germany, edited by Matthew Jefferies, 289-301. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.

Home University: University of Augsburg, University of Halle
Host University: University of Toronto
Host Institute: Munk School of Global Affairs, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES)

Contact: University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 219N
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7
Tel.: (416) 946-8965