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GGS Summer Event 2023

This year's GGS summer event will be launched on June 15, 2023, starting at 6 p.m. with welcoming remarks by the Vice President for Scientific Infrastructure Prof. Dr. Alexander Goesmann and the Executive Director of the GGS Prof. Dr. Peter Tilmann.
Afterwards, this year's guest speaker Prof. Dr. Günter Frankenberg (Goethe University Frankfurt) will speak on the topic "Treiber des Autoritären" (Drivers of Authoritarianism). Günter Frankenberg is Professor of Public Law, Philosophy of Law and Comparative Law at the Goethe University Frankfurt. His main areas of expertise are constitutional law, security law, the foundations of law and comparative law. In relation to the topic of the lecture, the anthology "Treiber des Autoritären" (Drivers of Authoritarianism), co-edited with Wilhelm Heitmeyer, was published by Campus Verlag in 2022.
After a short discussion in the plenary, the participants may continue this at a festive standing reception with food and drinks. In case of good weather, this will take place in the foyer of the auditorium as well as in the outdoor area of the auditorium. An accompanying program with presentations of the research sections and working groups of the GGS, music and games invites you to enjoy the evening in a cozy atmosphere.



At the assembly hall (6 p.m. - approx. 7.10 p.m.):

  • Greeting by the Vice President for Scientific Infrastructure Prof. Dr. Alexander Goesmann
  • Greeting by the Executive Director of the GGS Prof. Dr. Peter Tilmann
  • Guest lecture Prof. Dr. Günter Frankenberg: "Treiber des Autoritären" (Drivers of Authoritarianism)

Courtyard at the side entrance of the assembly hall (from about 7:10 p.m.): 

  • Stand-up reception of the GGS
  • Get to know the sections, their activities and speakers
  • Network with GGS members and cooperation partners
  • Meet the directors and staff of the GGS


The Guest Lecturer


Professor Dr Günter Frankenberg

Günter Frankenberg is a legal scholar with a focus on constitutional law, the law of danger prevention, the foundations of law and comparative law. He has held a professorship in public law, legal philosophy and comparative law at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University since 1993. Prior to this, he was a research associate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Living Conditions in the Technical-Scientific World from 1978-1984 and a professor of public law and social law at the University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main from 1984-1992. He is co-editor of the journal Kritische Justiz and has held several visiting professorships at various universities, including Boston University and Harvard Law School. His most recent publications have focused on the phenomenon of authoritarianism and its development, especially in the European context. In 2020, he published the book "Authoritarismus. Verfassungstheoretische Perspektiven" by Suhrkamp and in 2022 the anthology "Treiber des Autoritären" edited together with Wilhelm Heitmeyer.

Afterwards, the GGS invites you to a festive stand-up reception with food and drinks, which will provide room for continuing discussions and stimulating conversations. We look forward to celebrating the highlight of the year and our tenth anniversary with you. 





We kindly ask for registration until May 31 via the registration form.