Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity was established in November 2007. Its Managing Director and Director of the Department of Socio-cultural Diversity is Professor Dr. Steven Vertovec. The Department of Ethics, Law and Politics is headed by Prof. Dr. Ayelet Shachar, Professor Dr. Peter van der Veer is Director of the Department of Religious Diversity.
The MPI MMG is one of the foremost centers for the multi-disciplinary study of diversity, in its multiple forms, in today’s globalizing world. As societies across the globe become ever more diverse, pressing new challenges emerge to the fore, motivating the study of questions such as the relationship between mobility and inequality; the interaction of globalization, religious diversity, and the secular state; the legal boundaries of cultural accommodation; global cities and super-diversity within them; new forms of membership and belonging; and the trans-bordering networking of ethnic and religious minorities.
- Prof. Dr. Peter van der Veer (Honorary Professor of Göttingen University)
- Prof. Dr. Steven Vertovec (Honorary Professor of Göttingen University)
- Prof. Dr. Karen Schönwälder (Honorary Professor of Göttingen University)
- Prof. Matthias Koenig (Professor of Sociology at Göttingen University, Max-Planck-Fellow)