News from Aug 24, 2016
The SFB 700 was thrilled to welcome Prof. Dietlind Stolle of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, as the new Mercator Fellow this year. As a professor of political science and director of the Centre of the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC), Dietlind Stolle joined the Collaborative Research Center from late April to late July 2016. Her research interests include the political role of associations; trust; institutional foundations of social capital; political mobilization; and new forms of political participation. Her expertise on social trust and institutional trust in areas of limited statehood contributed greatly to the SFB, where she held a lecture titled “The Sources of Generalized Trust.” A video of the full lecture is available here.
In addition, Mercator Fellows Prof. Stephen D. Krasner of Stanford University and Prof. Shalini Randeria from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva / Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna returned to the SFB 700 as visiting scholars.
Many thanks for the productive exchange, and we look forward to future cooperation with all Mercator Fellows!