Guest Lectures

Max Planck Guest Lectures

For our guest lecture series, we regularly invite renowned researchers from Germany and abroad to present their research and discuss its legal policy implications with us. We seek to feature lectures from the research areas represented by all three of the Institute’s departments, with a spectrum of topics ranging from criminal law theory, con­sti­tu­tion­al law, and security to philosophy of law and criminology. The lecture series focuses primarily on top­ics that are closely related to the Institute’s projects – spanning both empirical and theoretical research.
To enable as many people as possible to participate as audience members, the events typically take place in the after­noon or evening. Wherever possible, lectures are recorded and made available in video podcast format on this page.

 

Upcoming Max Planck Guest Lectures

Investigations of War Crimes in Ukraine

Max Planck Guest Lecture
  • Date: Apr 16, 2024
  • Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Klaus Hoffmann (Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group, ACA)
  • Location: Freiburg/Germany, Fürstenbergstr. 19
  • Room: Seminar room (F 113) | Guests are welcome; please register
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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How Social Psychological Research Can Inform Punishment Theory

Max Planck Guest Lecture
  • Date: Jun 5, 2024
  • Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Mario Gollwitzer (Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität, Munich)
  • Location: Freiburg/Germany, Günterstalstr. 73
  • Room: Auditorium | Guests are welcome; please register
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de

The Unreliable Human Mind: False Memories and Biased Judgments in the Context of Legal Decision Making

Max Planck Guest Lecture
  • Date: Sep 24, 2024
  • Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Aileen Oeberst (Chair of Media Psychology at FernUniversität in Hagen)
  • Location: Freiburg/Germany, Fürstenbergstr. 19
  • Room: Seminar room (F 113) | Guests are welcome; please register
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Past Max Planck Guest Lectures

The Limits of Culpability: Why the Criminal Justice System Needs a Complementary Foundation in Fair Forfeiture

Max Planck Guest Lecture
  • Date: Oct 17, 2023
  • Time: 06:15 PM - 08:15 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Prof. Alec Walen (Rutgers Law School)
  • Video: with video podcast (link within this webpage)
  • Location: Freiburg/Germany, Fürstenbergstr. 19
  • Room: Seminar room (F 113) | Guests are welcome; please register
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Evidence Law in times of a “Big Data Revolution”

Max Planck Guest Lecture
  • Date: Jul 27, 2023
  • Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Prof. Liat Levanon, Ph.D. (Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London)
  • Video: with video podcast (link within this webpage)
  • Location: Freiburg/Germany, Fürstenbergstr. 19
  • Room: Seminar room (F 113) | Guests are welcome; please register
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Determinants of Penal Policy: The Influence of Frontier Values and Race Relations on American Criminal Justice

Guest Lecture
  • Date: May 17, 2023
  • Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Prof. Michael Tonry (Affiliate Researcher of the Max Planck Institute's Department of Criminology and External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society)
  • Location: Freiburg, Fürstenbergstr. 19
  • Room: Seminar room (F113) | Guests are welcome; please registrate
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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National Legal Traditions and European Criminal Justice

Guest Lecture
  • Date: May 25, 2022
  • Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Dr. Renaud Colson
  • Location: Freiburg – via Zoom (link see below)
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Implicit Law and Adjudication in Hard Cases

Guest Lecture
  • Date: May 11, 2022
  • Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Kevin Toh
  • Location: Freiburg – via Zoom (link see below)
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Sanktionen im Sozialrecht – Existenzminimum und Menschenwürde im Spannungsverhältnis zu Mitwirkungspflichten und fiskalischen Interessen

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Mar 16, 2022
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Dr. Martin Kühl
  • Hybrid Session: We will do a hybrid session; i.e. you can also join virtually (Zoom link see below). Please register at C.Hillemanns@csl.mpg.de.
  • Location: Freiburg, Fürstenbergstr. 19
  • Room: Seminar room (F 113) | Guests are welcome!
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de

Why Outcomes Matter (And How They Do)

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Nov 17, 2021
  • Time: 06:15 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Dr. Antje du Bois-Pedain
  • 2G rules/hybrid session: Please note that 2G rules will apply. In case we cannot ensure social distancing (1.5 m), you will also be required to wear a mask. You may choose to join via Zoom (details are provided below).
  • Location: Freiburg, Fürstenbergstr. 19
  • Room: Seminar room (F 113) | Guests are welcome!
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Lab Experiments – An Overlooked Tool in the Box of Criminology

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Nov 10, 2021
  • Time: 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christoph Engel (MPI for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn)
  • 2G rules/hybrid session: 2G rules will apply in the seminar room and during the reception. We will do a hybrid session; i.e. you can also join virtually (Zoom link see below).
  • Location: Freiburg, Fürstenbergstr. 19
  • Room: Seminar room (F 113) | Guests are welcome!
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Noncitizen Justice: The Criminal Case Processing of non-U.S. Citizens in Texas and California

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Jun 30, 2021
  • Time: 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Prof. Michael T. Light (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • VIDEO: with video podcast (link within this webpage)
  • Location: via Zoom | Guests are welcome!
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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Inequality, Deprivation, Punishment and Crime: Theoretical and Experimental Investigations

Guest Lecture
  • Date: Jun 14, 2021
  • Time: 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Prof. Daniel Nettle (Professor of Behavioural Science at Newcastle University)
  • Location: via Zoom | Guests are welcome!
  • Host: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
  • Contact: c.hillemanns@csl.mpg.de
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