Titles & Abstracts

Familiarize yourself with our keynote titles and workshops before making your way to Witten.  Below you shall find the titles with short abstracts accompanying them. The literature list is still on preparation! 


Nicola Aguilla

Nicolás Águila is coordinator of YSI-INET “States and Markets” Working Group. His research interests include History of Economic Thought, Economic Methodology, Current Heterodox Approaches (Marxian Economics and Feminist Economics), International Finance, International Political Economy and Economic Impacts of Globalization. His research was awarded by the Argentine Central Bank. He will present a workshop on Crisis and Student Movements in Pluralist Economics


Pr. Amanda Machin

Amanda Machin is associate professor of sociology at the University of Agder in Norway. Her research focuses on radical democracy, the discourses and imaginaries of environmental politics and the role of more-than-human bodies in political participation. She is a member of editorial review board for the Global Epistemics book series at Rowman & Littlefield International and an editor for the recently launched University of Agder blog: Democracy in Action. Her topic is Deconstructing Crisis: Emergency, Catastrophe and Democracy


Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering

Guido Möllering (PhD Cambridge 2003) is the Director of the Reinhard Mohn Institute at Witten/Herdecke University where he also holds the Reinhard Mohn Endowed Chair of Management. His research and teaching generally addresses cooperation within and between organizations, with a particular focus on trust. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Trust Research.

Fostering Innovation

Erica Pasini

Erica Pasini is a lecturer at Amsterdam University College and trainer for mediation, conflict resolution and peace negotiations with The Pax Ludens Foundations. She advises governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations on natural and human-made disasters. She has participated in several diplomatic missions around the world, employing a non-partisan approach to conflict resolution and crisis management. She also works together with a number of world leading scientists of various universities in a joint effort to develop new malaria vaccines and drugs. She will be holding a keynote about "War"

Prof. Dr. Nadja Meisterhans

Nadja Meisterhans is a professor at Karlshochschule with research topics of Political Theory/Political Philosophy and Critical Global Governance. She will be presenting a panel about Social cohesion.

Karlshochschule International University

Dr. Thomas Wells

Thomas Wells is a British academic philosopher and current lecturer at Leiden Institute for Philosophy, Netherlands. His research and teaching focuses on ethics and political philosophy, with a particular focus on global justice, business ethics, capitalism, and economics. He will adress "Analysis: Why Effective Altruism is not Effective​" Outline: https://www.abc.net.au/religion/why-effective-altruism-is-not-effective/13310708

The Conversation

Prof. Dr. Joachim Zweynert

Joachim Zweynert is Professor of International Political Economy at Witten/ Herdecke University, Germany. His research interests lie International political economy which is concerned with the interplay of economics and politics in global contexts. As an interface discipline between political science and economics, it fills a conceptual vacuum between foreign economics and the study of international relations: While economists traditionally tend to neglect the importance of political power positions in foreign economic relations, political scientists regularly underestimate the role that exchange and cooperation play in international politics.His topic is War during this year's edition.

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Prof. Dr. Jens Harbecke

Jens Harbecke is an analytic philosopher of social science and cognition - he holds the chair for Theoretical Philosophy and Philosophy of the Social Sciences at Witten/Herdecke University (Germany). He is a member of the Department of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and of the Department of Psychology and Psychotherapy. His research focuses on constitutive, mechanistic, and computational explanations in the social sciences and the cognitive sciences. He also works on theoretical questions about causality in the metaphysics of mind and on counterfactual and regularity theories of causation. His topic  is Through the darkness into the light: How joint visions nurture human cooperation in moments of crisis.


Prof. Dr. Guido Palazzo

Guido Palazzo is Professor of Business Ethics at HEC, University of Lausanne.  In is research he investigates the mechanisms of (un)ethical decision making in organizations, the fight against organized crime and transformational storytelling. His articles have been published in Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly and Journal of Business Ethics. Palazzo has worked with wordwide companies on ethics and compliance. His topic is The power of story in a world on fire: Reflections on the transformational power of narratives

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Dr. Dirk Ehnts

Representative of Modern Monetary Theory - his research focuses on monetary theory, macroeconomics, financial markets, and inequality. Dr. rer. pol. Dirk Ehnts is a research associate at the Chair of European Economics at TU Chemnitz. Previously, Ehnts worked as a substitute professor at the European University of Flensburg and as a substitute professor for Latin American macroeconomics at the Free University of Berlin, among others. Before that, he worked as a visiting lecturer in economics, especially macroeconomics, money and currency at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (2012-2014). Ehnts is a proponent of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and board spokesman of the Pufendorf-Gesellschaft e.V. Berlin. He is the author of Money and Credit: A € European Perspective (Metropolis, 2nd edition), which was published in English by Routledge as Modern Monetary Theory and European Macroeconomics.

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Dr. Johannes Vuellers

Johannes Vüllers is a Senior Researcher and Privatdozent (PD) at the Institute for Development and Peace, University Duisburg-Essen. His recent research focuses on Social movements in political transformation processes and Contentious Politics. He will be addressing the "Legacy of Crisis" during the 2022 PPE conference.

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