Guest Lectures

Guest Lectures

For our guest lecture series, we regularly invite renowned researchers from Germany and abroad to present their research and discuss its legal policy implications with us. We seek to feature lectures from the research areas represented by all three of the Institute’s departments, with a spectrum of topics ranging from criminal law theory, con­sti­tu­tion­al law, and security to philosophy of law and criminology. The lecture series focuses primarily on top­ics that are closely related to the Institute’s projects – spanning both empirical and theoretical research. To enable as many people as possible to participate as audience members, the events typically take place in the after­noon or evening (at the moment exclu­sively in virtual form, due to the current pandemic situation). Wherever possible, lectures are recorded and made available in video podcast format on this page.

Recht als Vermittlung – unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Rechtssicherheit

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Dec 15, 2021
  • Time: 18:00
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dr. Dietmar von der Pfordten (Lehrstuhl für Rechts- & Sozialphilosophie an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
  • Location: Freiburg, Fürstenbergstr. 19
  • Room: Seminar room (F 113) | Guests are welcome!
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de

Past Guest Lectures


Why Outcomes Matter (And How They Do)

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Nov 17, 2021
  • Time: 18:15
  • Speaker: Dr. Antje du Bois-Pedain
  • Antje du Bois-Pedain is Professor of Criminal Law and Philosophy at the Faculty of Law and Director of the Centre for Penal Theory and Penal Ethics at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. She was trained as a lawyer in Germany, re­ceived her Dr. iur. from Humboldt University Berlin, and in the U.K. (Magister Juris, University of Oxford). She has been based at the University of Cambridge since 2001. One strand of her work addresses the philosophical founda­tions of state punishment and their significance for the application of law, and law reform. Here, recent collaborative work includes edited volumes on Criminal Law and the Authority of the State (2017), on Penal Censure: Engagements Within and Beyond Desert Theory (2019) and on Re-reading Beccaria: On the Contemporary Significance of a Penal Classic (forthcom­ing). Another major strand of her work is in criminal law theory and doctrine, often with a comparative or transnational di­mension. Here, she has recently written on participation in crime and on criminal-law causation, and is currently exploring outcome responsibility, as well as conceptions and functions of recklessness and negligence.
  • 2G rules/hybrid session: Please note that 2G rules will apply. In case we cannot ensure social distancing (1.5 m), you will also be required to wear a mask. You may choose to join via Zoom (details are provided below).
  • Location: Freiburg, Fürstenbergstr. 19
  • Room: Seminar room (F 113) | Guests are welcome!
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Lab Experiments – An Overlooked Tool in the Box of Criminology

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Nov 10, 2021
  • Time: 16:00
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christoph Engel (MPI for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn)
  • Professor Dr. Christoph Engel is an expert in experimental law and economics, behavioural law and economics, and economic law. He is director and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Common Goods (since 2003), Professor at the University of Bonn (2003), and Honorary Professor at the University of Osnabrück (2004).
  • 2G rules/hybrid session: 2G rules will apply in the seminar room and during the reception. We will do a hybrid session; i.e. you can also join virtually (Zoom link see below).
  • Location: Freiburg, Fürstenbergstr. 19
  • Room: Seminar room (F 113) | Guests are welcome!
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Interpretationen als Hypothesen

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Oct 20, 2021
  • Time: 19:00 c.t.
  • Speaker: Prof. i. R. Dr. Bernhard Schlink (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Location: 79098 Freiburg, Dreisamstr. 3
  • Room: Paulussaal | Guests are welcome!
  • Host: MPI-CSL in cooperation with the Department of Political Science and Philosophy of Law at the University of Freiburg
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de

Evidentiary Standards, Human Fallibility, and Conviction Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Sep 29, 2021
  • Time: 18:00 c.t.
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Geert Keil (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Geert Keil is a pro­fess­or of philo­sophy at the Hum­boldt-Uni­versität zu Ber­lin and act­ing pres­id­ent of the Ger­man So­ci­ety for Ana­lyt­ic­al Philo­sophy (Gesell­schaft für ana­lyt­ische Philo­soph­ie e.V., GAP). His most re­cent book on epi­stem­o­logy, Wenn ich mich nicht irre. Ein Ver­such über die mensch­liche Fehl­barkeit [If I am not mis­taken. On Hu­man Fal­lib­il­ity], was pub­lished by Re­clam Ver­lag (Stutt­gart) in 2019. To­geth­er with Ralf Poscher, he has ed­ited the volumes Vague­ness and Law. Philo­soph­ic­al and Leg­al Per­spect­ives (Ox­ford Uni­versity Press 2016) and Un­scharfe Gren­zen im Tech­nik- und Um­wel­trecht [Blurred Bound­ar­ies in Tech­no­logy Law and En­vir­on­ment­al Law] (Nom­os 2012).
  • Location: University of Freiburg
  • Room: Lecture room 1010, University building I | Guests are welcome!
  • Host: MPI-CSL in cooperation with the Department of Political Science and Philosophy of Law at the University of Freiburg
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Noncitizen Justice: The Criminal Case Processing of non-U.S. Citizens in Texas and California

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Jun 30, 2021
  • Time: 18:00
  • Speaker: Prof. Michael T. Light (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Michael T. Light is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research primarily focuses on crime, punishment, and immigration. His recent work has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, the European Sociological Review, Social Forces, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Location: via Zoom | Guests are welcome!
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Inequality, Deprivation, Punishment and Crime: Theoretical and Experimental Investigations

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Jun 14, 2021
  • Time: 16:00
  • Speaker: Prof. Daniel Nettle (Professor of Behavioural Science at Newcastle University)
  • Location: via Zoom | Guests are welcome!
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Sociological Approaches to Legal Theory

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Apr 28, 2021
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:30
  • Speaker: Prof. Brian Tamanaha (John S. Lehmann University Professor, Washington University School of Law, St Louis)
  • Brian Z. Tamanaha is John S. Lehmann University Professor, Washington University School of Law. A legal theorist and law and society scholar, he is the author of 10 books, which have collectively received 6 awards, including the 2019 IVR Book Prize for best book in legal philosophy for A Realistic Theory of Law (Cambridge 2017). He has delivered named lectures and keynote addresses around the globe and his work has been translated into 12 languages. His latest book is Legal Pluralism Explained: History, Theory, Consequences (OUP 2021).
  • Location: per Zoom
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Collaborative Dishonesty – A Meta-Study

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Apr 12, 2021
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:30
  • Speaker: Prof. Paul Shalvi (Amsterdam School of Economics)
  • Shaul Shalvi is a professor of Behavioral Ethics at the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and political Decision making (CREED), Amsterdam School of Economics. He serves as an Associate Editor at Judgment and Decision Making. At the moment, his lab is focused on understanding the psychological factors influencing people's behavior when using sharing economy platforms. In particular, how responsible sharing can be encouraged and maintained.
  • Location: via Zoom
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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“Sex Must be Voluntary”: Sexual Communication and the New Definition of Rape in Sweden

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Mar 31, 2021
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:00
  • Speaker: Dr. Linnea Wegerstad (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Lund University / Sweden)
  • Lin­nea We­ger­stad has a De­gree of Doc­tor of Laws from Lund Uni­ver­si­ty. Her doc­to­ral the­sis ex­plo­res the con­cept of se­xu­al in­te­gri­ty through a his­to­ri­cal, theo­re­ti­cal, and doc­tri­nal ana­ly­sis of Swe­dish cri­mi­nal law. She has prac­ti­ced as a jud­ge in the ge­ne­ral courts for a few years and is now a se­ni­or lec­tur­er of cri­mi­nal law at Lund Uni­ver­si­ty. Her main field of re­se­arch is se­xu­al of­fen­ses and fe­mi­nist le­gal theo­ry. She is current­ly in­vol­ved in a re­se­arch pro­ject tit­led “The #Me­too Mo­men­tum and Its Af­ter­math: Cri­me Vic­tims’ Ju­sti­ce-See­king and So­cie­tal and Le­gal Re­spon­ses”, fun­ded by the Swe­dish Cri­me Vic­tim Com­pen­sa­ti­on and Sup­port Au­t­ho­ri­ty.
  • Location: via Zoom
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Das strafrechtliche Doppeleheverbot – § 172 StGB im Spannungsverhältnis von Kultur und Strafrecht

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Jan 27, 2021
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:30
  • Speaker: Dr. Thom Langerhans (judge, Berlin)
  • Location: via Zoom
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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