Great Transformation


23 September 2019
Great Transformation
Image: Sarah Cords

Please mind that only events in English language will be presented on this page. Please check the corresponding German pagede for all events.

All events shown below are in chronological order.

Opening Event

Volkshaus Jena Volkshaus Jena Image: Anne Günther/ FSU

Volkshaus Jena, Carl-Zeiß-Platz 15
Doors open at 4 p.m.

Admission to the opening event will be with your name tag, which you will be handed out with your conference documents at the check-in desk in the central auditorium building directly at Ernst-Abbe-Platz.




Official event from 5–8 p.m.

Welcome address by:

  • Wolfgang Tiefensee
    Thuringian Minister for Economics, Science and the Digital Society
  • Dr. Thomas Nitzsche
    Lord Mayor of the city of Jena
  • Prof. Dr. Walter Rosenthal
    President of the Friedrich Schiller University
  • Prof. Dr. Silke van Dyk
    Director of the Institute for Sociology

Opening address by:

  • Prof. Dr. Blättel-Mink, Prof. Dr. Nicole Burzan
    Current and former Chairwoman of the German Society of Sociology (DGS)
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Dörre, Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa
    Directors of the Research Group "Kolleg Postwachstumsgesellschaften"

Keynote: The Transformation of Global Inequality

Branko Milanović Branko Milanović Image: Rolf Schulten

Prof. Dr. Branko Milanović is currently Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center and Senior Fellow at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at the City University of New York. For a long time he has been a senior economist in the research department of the World Bank. Main areas of work include: income inequality in individual countries and worldwide as well as historically in pre-industrial societies.


Standing reception from 8–11 p.m.

After the official opening, there will be a standing reception with snacks and drinks. The reception is included in the conference fee (with the exception of drinks).

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