Hans-Dieter-Klingemann Lecture

Center for the Study of Democracy (ZDEMO)

In the presence of the head of the Research Evaluation Committee of the Lower Saxony Scientific Commission, Prof. Dr. hc mult. Hans Dieter Klingemann, as well as of the President of the University of Lüneburg, Prof. Dr. Hartwig Donner, the Center for the Study of Democracy (ZDEMO) was officially opened in 2004. For this reason the "Hans-Dieter-Klingemann" lecture has been held annually with renowned colleagues since then.

  • - Prof. Pippa Norris (Havard University and University of Sydney), 2019
    The Hans-Dieter Klingemann Lecture was given by Professor Pippa Norris (Havard University and University of Sydney) on July 4th. She lectured on the following topic:“Cultural Backlash and the Rise of Authoritarian Populism”.

  • Prof. Dr. Staffen I. Lindberg (University of Gothenburg, V-Dem), 2018
    The Hans-Dieter Klingemann Lecture will be given by Professor Dr. Staffen I. Lindberg (University of Gothenburg, V-Dem Institute) on June 5th. He will lecture on the following topic:"Varieties of Democracy: Has the Study of Democratization been misguided for 60 years?"
     
  • Prof. Dr. Daniele Caramani (University of Zurich), 2017
    The Hans-Dieter Klingemann Lecture was given by Prof. Dr. Daniele Caramani on December, 13th. The topic was: "Nationalization, Europeanization, Globalization".
     
  • Prof. Dr. Eric Uslaner (University of Maryland, USA), 2016
    TheHans Dieter Klingemann Lecture was held by Prof. Eric Uslaneron June, 13.The topic was: "The Historical Roots of Corruption".
     
  • Prof. Dr. Simon Hix (London School of Economics, Great Britain), 2015
    The Hans-Dieter-Klingemann Lecture was held by Prof. Dr. Simon Hix on July, 07. The topic was: "After National Elections: What Future for Britain in Europe?"
     
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Rohrschneider (Sir Robert Worcester Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Kansas, USA), 2014
    The Hans-Dieter-Klingemann Lecture was held by Prof. Dr. Robert Rohrschneider on June, 10. The topic was "Polarization over Integration? The Stances of Political Parties on European Integration, 2008-2013."
     
  • Prof. Dr. Doh Shin (University of California, Irvine), 2013
    The Hans-Dieter Klingemann lecture was held by Professor Dr. Doh Shin on April, 23. The topic was "Confucianism and Democratization in East Asia".
  • Prof. Dr. Bernard Grofman (Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy, University of California, Irvine), 2012
    The Hans-Dieter Klingemann Lecture was held by Prof. Dr. Bernard Grofman on July 04. The topic was "Electoral Engineering".
     
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin), 2011
    The Hans-Dieter Klingemann Lecture was given by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel on December 5. The topic was "Ist die Krise der Demokratie ein Mythos?"
  • Prof. Dr. Hans Keman (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), 2010
    The Hans-Dieter Klingemann Lecture was given by Prof. Dr. Hans Keman on December 1. The topic was "In Search of Votes - Offices - Policy: Third Ways of Social Democracy"

    -Prof. Dr. Ronald Inglehart (University of Michigan), 2009
    The Hans-Dieter Klingemann Lecture was given by Prof. Dr. Ronald Inglehart on June 22. The topic was "Value Change in a Global World. Can we believe our senses? How reliable and valid are the Large-N cross-national surveys?"

    -Prof. Dr. Dr. Dirk Berg-Schlosser (University of Marburg), 2008
    The Hans-Dieter Klingemann Lecture was given by Prof. Dr. Dr. Dirk Berg-Schlosser on June 30. The topic was "Erfolg und Scheitern von Demokratien - Erfahrungen und Perspektiven"

    -Prof. Dr. Chris Welzel (International University Bremen-Jacobs-Universität), 2007
    The Hans-Dieter Klingemann Lecture was given by  Prof. Dr. Chris Welzel gave on July 3. The topic was: "Ist Demokratie ein universell übertragbares Konzept?".

    -Prof. Dr. Klaus von Beyme (University of Heidelberg), 2006
    The Hans-Dieter Klingemann Lecture was given by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Klaus von Beyme gave on June 6. The topic was "Demokratie und Förderalismus".

    -Prof. Dr. Manfred Schmidt (University of Heidelberg), 2005
    The Hans-Dieter Klingemann Lecture was given by Prof. Dr. Manfred Schmidt gave on July 5. The topic was "Die Zukunft der Demokratie"

    -Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Klingemann (WZB - Social Science Research Center Berlin), 2004 - Opening of the Center for the Study of Democracy (ZDEMO)
    On July, 20 Prof. Hans-Dieter Klingemann has given a lecture about "Die Entwicklung einer demokratischen politischen Kultur in Mittel- und Osteuropa".