Event Series

Policies of exclusion today

This event will discuss what processes change a society into an exclusionary community and with which impulses and procedures institutions in democracies respond to the pressures they are under.

Join Acting President Mark Hallerberg and members of our community to explore the politics and policies of exclusion, both in a historical and contemporary context.

Professor Daniel Ziblatt will provide a keynote address, followed by an open Q&A.

Keynote speaker

Daniel Ziblatt is Eaton Professor of the Science of Government at Harvard University and since October 2020 the new director of the Department Transformations of Democracy. He has been awarded the 2019 Berlin Prize by the American Academy in Berlin and was Karl W. Deutsch Visiting Professor at the WZB from 2019 to 2020. His book "How Democracies Die" (with Steven Levitsky, Crown, 2018), a New York Times bestseller, has been translated into over fifteen languages. 


Christine Reh is Dean of Graduate Programmes and Professor of European Politics at the Hertie School. Her work focuses on the European Union’s institutions, politics and legitimacy, with a particular interest in decision-making processes, informal governance and politicisation. Her current research explores the impact of national (electoral) politics on supranational actors and law-making. Reh received her PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) in 2007.