Lukas Haffert

Political Science
year 2018


Chair 2020 — 2021 Member 2019 — 2020

Universität Genf

40, Boulevard du Pont d’Arve 1211 Genève 4 Switzerland

Portrait of Lukas Haffert
Photo: Die Junge Akademie / Peter Himsel

Research areas

  • Political Economy

  • Public Finance


    • Workshop „Wissenschaft in der Debatte“

      On the role of the humanities, social sciences and law in political debates. What are the functions and consequences of their involvement?


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    • Spring Academy Roggenburg

      Every year, the German Academic Scholarship Foundation offers a one-week Spring Academy at the monastery of Roggenburg for interested scholarship holders. At the next Spring Academy, some members of Die Junge Akademie will be leading working groups.


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      Kloster Roggenburg

    • Der symmetrische Fehlschluss. Kausale Asymmetrien in Politik und Politikwissenschaft

      Kolloquium „A/Symmetrie — Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven“

      Die praktische Politik versteht kausale Beziehungen häufig als inhärent symmetrisch. Der Vortrag von Lukas Haffert hinterfragt diese einfache Symmetrieannahme und argumentiert, dass viele kausale Beziehungen in der sozialen Welt inhärent asymmetrisch sind. Deshalb sollten die Politik, aber auch die Politikwissenschaft in ihrer Theorie und ihrer Empirie, asymmetrischen Wirkungsbeziehungen mehr Aufmerksamkeit schenken.


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      18:00 — 19:30

    • Wissensstadt Berlin 2021: Wissen auf die Hand / Forschung on the rocks

      With the joint project "Wissensstadt Berlin 2021", Berlin as a location for research and science is presenting itself to a broad public this year by means of numerous events.

      Die Junge Akademie is participating with several activities. Among other things, it will be represented with two booths as part of a day of action on July 2, 3-8 p.m., on the square in front of the Rotes Rathaus. At the booth "Wissen auf die Hand", representatives of Die Junge Akademie will answer all questions about research and science. Next door at “Research on the rocks" glacier drilling can be tested - especially by the little ones.


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      Platz vor dem Roten Rathaus, 10178 Berlin

      15:00 — 20:00

    • Change of roles

      We all change roles in different life situations. This is not different in science, as the Covid-19 situation shows particularly clearly with regard to the role of scientists, for example as communicators and advisors of politicians. But role changes are also omnipresent as an object of science. Issue 27 of JAM approaches the topic from different perspectives.


      Astrid Eichhorn, Michael Saliba, Erik Schilling

      Berlin 2020

      Grafik mit farbigen Streifen und dem Schriftzug "Rollenwechsel"
    • A cover photo of the calendar. The title "Changing Perspectives" is written in blue at the top. Below it, in yellow letters, are the letters "2020" and the pinwheel from the Junge Akademie logo.
    • Dissent!

      What would the sciences be without controversy - after all, science is also a competition of theses, methods and ideas. This is the starting point for the new issue of the JAM, which is devoted to dissent between various disciplinary perspectives. To this end, we have compiled strategies for effective debates from a wealth of historical disputes in science. There is also room for controversy over the redesign of the JAM, which is being published in this issue, for the first time, as a poster.


      Lukas Haffert, Oliver Rymek, Erik Schilling, Ricarda Winkelmann