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Symposia at the Studio of Villa Bosch
Heidelberg University
Department of Geography
Berliner Str. 48
69120 Heidelberg

Anna Mateja Punstein
Katrin Janzen
Laura Suarsana

Email: knowledgeandspace

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Program of "Knowledge and Civil Society"

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Lunch (12:00)


Session 1: Civil Society and Societal Transformation


Welcome Address & Introduction (13:00)

Johannes Glückler and Laura Suarsana, Department of Geography, Heidelberg University (Germany)


Civil Society and Philanthropy as Change Agents (13:45)

Rupert Graf Strachwitz, Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society, Berlin (Germany)


Coffee Break (14:45)


Agenda Setting and Deliberation on Constitutional Reform in Hong Kong under Communist China (15:15)

Kin-man Chan, Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


General Discussion (16:15)


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Session 2: Civil Society, Agenda-Setting, and Public Discourse


The Philanthropic Foundations of Knowledge: Practice, Power, Politics (09:00)

Tobias Jung, Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, University of St Andrews (UK)


Civil Society and Public Issues as Social Constructions: A Network Perspective (10:00)

Mario Diani, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento (Italy)


Coffee Break (11:00)


Epistemic Activism: Movements, Coalitions, and the Making of Sensibilities (11:30)

Jen Sandler, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)


Lunch (12:30)


Demonizing the Islamic Counter-Hegemonic Legal Knowledge and Its Unofficial Interpretation and Glocal Dissemination by A Religio-Secular Turkish-Islamic Movement (13:30)

Ihsan Yilmaz, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalization, Deakin University (Australia)


Smart Cities and Future Knowledges: Undone Science, Civil Society, and Social Movements (14:30)

David J. Hess, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University (USA)


Coffee Break (15:30)


General Discussion (16:00)


Friday, June 22, 2018

Session 3: Civil Society, Philanthropy, and Educational Landscapes


Education, Civil Society and Globalization: A Conundrum Revisited (09:00)

Heinz-Dieter Meyer, Department of Educational Policy & Leadership, State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany (USA)


"Policy Patrons": Private Philanthropic Foundations as Political Entrepreneurs in U.S. Public Education (10:00)

Megan Tompkins-Stange, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (USA)


Coffee Break (11:00)


The German Country Women`s Associations in Regional Development, Education, and Feminist Politics (11:30)

Laura Suarsana, Department of Geography, Heidelberg University (Germany)


Lunch (12:30)


The Civic and Political Engagement of Collaborative Philanthropists: Examining Giving Circles in the UK and the USA (13:30)

Angela M. Eikenberry, School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha (USA)


#FeesMustFall and the Advancement of Social Justice (14:30)

Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)


Coffee Break (15:30)


Philanthropy in UK Higher Education: Networks of Collaboration and Competition (16:00)

Michael Hoyler, Department of Geography, Loughborough University (UK)


General Discussion (17:00)


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Session 4: Geographies of Knowledge and Civil Society


Regional Philanthropic Fields and the Geography of Philanthropy in Heilbronn-Franconia (09:00)

Johannes Glückler, Department of Geography, Heidelberg University (Germany)


Global Authenticity, Local Authority: Discursive Geographies and Epistemic Power within Civil Society Knowledge Networks (10:00)

Elizaveta Fouksman, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University (USA)


Coffee Break (11:00)


Final Discussion (11:30)


Lunch (12:00)

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