Is Enlightenment Possible in a Global Economy? Hauke Brunkhorst to Give Heuss Lecture

On Tuesday, March 23, at 6:00 p.m., visiting Theodor Heuss Professor of Sociology, Hauke Brunkhorst, will give the annual Heuss Lecture this year titled, Democracy Under Pressure of Global Capitalism., Nancy Fraser, Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science and Department Chair, will provide comments.

Since 1996, Hauke Brunkhorst has been professor of Sociology and head of European Studies at the University of Flensburg in Flensburg, Germany. His books include Adorno and Critical Theory, Hannah Arendt, Beck, and Solidarity: From Civic Friendship to a Global Legal Community.

The Heuss Professorship was begun by Theodore Heuss as a gesture of appreciation for the honorary doctorate provided him in 1958 by the New School for Social Research. The fund was established permanently in 1975 with an aim to preserve the strong historical bonds between German scholars and their American counterparts.