Artikel vom 09.04.2020
Annually, the Schader-Stiftung hosts the “Großer Konvent“ (main convention). The main convention allows a joint discussion among members of the foundations‘ committees and its trusted partners regarding the foundations’ thematic focus in the following year.
Social scientists as well as experts and representatives from different areas of society, inter alia, politics, economy, civil society, associations and unions, science management and applied transformative research, assemble to discuss the thematic work of the foundation. The concept of the main convention was inspired by an academic congress, held at the Schader-Forum to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the foundation in 2013. The members of the Großer Konvent are at liberty to form working groups (‘dialogue cafés’, similar to world cafés) to serve as an advisory board to the foundation.
The most recent annual main convention of the foundation took place on November 8th, 2019, with the theme „DU BIST NICHT ALLEIN. Öffentlicher Raum im Dialog“ (You are not alone. Public space in dialogue). A short film as well as a written report serve to document the Großer Konvent (only available in German).
The upcoming Großer Konvent of the Schader-Stiftung, titled „Das Erleben der Anderen (The Experience of Others)“, will take place on November 6th, 2020.
„Kleiner Konvent“ (small convention)
The members of the main convention elect, from among their ranks, social scientists to serve in the „Kleiner Konvent“ (small convention). The small convention, as the central advisory and appraisal body, is responsible for the preparation of the yearly convening of the main convention and the appraisals of grant applications. More generally, it serves to advise the foundation in scientific matters. The tasks are performed in close cooperation with the executive board of the foundation.
Current Members of the Kleine Konvent
The Große Konvent 2019 (re-) elected for the term 2020/21:
Prof. Dr. Anselm Hager
(Political Science; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), assumed office in 2019, first term
Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha
(Cultural Studies/Sociology; Karlsruher Institut für Technologie), assumed office in 2017, second term
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Röttger
(Communication Science; Universität Münster), assumed office in 2019, first term
The Große Konvent 2018 (re-) elected for the term 2019/20:
Prof. Dr. Gisela Kubon-Gilke
(Economics; Evangelische Hochschule Darmstadt), assumed office in 2018, first term
Prof. Dr. Stefan Selke
(Sociology; Hochschule Furtwangen), assumed office in 2014, second term
Prof. Dipl-Ing. Julian Wékel
(Urban Planning; Wissenschaftlicher Sekretär der Deutschen Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung; Leiter des ISW München; ehem. Technische Universität Darmstadt), assumed office in 2014, second term
As a representative of the next academic generation, for two years coopted into the Kleine Konvent:
Philipp Schulz (coopted Member 2020/21)
(Geography; Universität Heidelberg)
Former Members of the Kleine Konvent:
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Abels
(Political Science; Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen), (2013-2019)
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen
(Communication Science; Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt), (2013-2019)
Wiebke Drews M.A. (coopted Member 2016/17)
(Political Science; Europäisches Hochschulinstitut, Florenz)
Dr. Sebastian Kurtenbach (coopted Member 2018/19)
(Sociology; Universität Bielefeld)
Prof. Dr. Stephan Lessenich (2013-2017)
(Sociology; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Prof. Dr. Ursula Münch (2014-2018)
(Political Science; Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing / Universität der Bundeswehr München)