Virtual Event

"Crises as Opportunities? Shaping Social Cohesion in a Diverse Society" | Mercator Salon with Armin Nassehi

Oct. 20, 2021 from 5 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Past event

How can social cohesion be strengthened against the backdrop of various crises - climate, migration or corona - and increasing diversity?

Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi is one of Germany's most influential sociologists and a leading voice in the social discourse on issues such as integration, denouncing the black-and-white thinking often observed on the subject. He was a member of the "Expert*innenrat Corona" of the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia and recently published his new book "Unbehagen.Theorie der überforderten Gesellschaft".

"A society that doesn't necessarily want too much, but still wants so many different things, can actually only be overtaxed," writes our guest, explaining why humans, despite their knowledge and resources, are unable to solve the big problems of our time in a targeted way.

We cordially invite you to the next digital Mercator Salon with Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi and look forward to an interesting exchange about social cohesion and the ability to act in times of crisis. The event will be moderated by Salwa Houmsi.

The event will be livestreamed via the Mercator Event App and simultaneously interpreted into English.


The Mercator Salon with Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi is part of our digital salon series for the 25th anniversary of Stiftung Mercator - Building Bridges. Rethink.