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GGS Summer Festival 2022


2022 we would like to welcome the summer together with our members, colleagues, cooperation partners and interested parties and celebrate ten years of promoting young researchers at the GGS.


This year's GGS Summer Festival will start on June 2, 2022 at 6 p.m. with greetings by the Vice President of JLU, Professor Dr Dr h.c. Dr h.c. Martin Kramer (substituting for the President), and the Director of the GGS, Professor Dr Lena Rudkowski.

For the first time, the GGS will award the Dr-Herbert-Stolzenberg-Award for Research in Social Sciences, Economics and Law to two GGS junior scientists for outstanding scientific achievements.

Afterwards, we are especially looking forward - after two years of waiting - to this year's guest speaker Professor Dr Rainer Forst (Goethe University Frankfurt), who will lecture on the topic Trust, Solidarity, Cohesion - On the Analysis of Supposed Social Values. After the talk, the GGS invites you to a festive standing reception with barbecue catering and drinks, which will take place outside in front of the auditorium due to the current situation.

To the Summer Festival's registration form (until May 31)...


At the assembly hall (6 p.m. - approx. 7.20 p.m.):

  • Greeting by the Vice President of JLU, Professor Dr Dr h.c. Dr. h.c. Martin Kramer (substituting for the President)
  • Greeting by the Director of the GGS, Professor Dr Lena Rudkowski
  • Awarding of the Dr-Herbert-Stolzenberg-Award for Research in Social Sciences, Economics and Law
  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Martin Kersting: Vertrauen, Solidarität, Zusammenhalt – Zur Analyse vermeintlicher sozialer Werte (= Trust, Solidarity, Cohesion - On the Analysis of Supposed Social Values)

Courtyard at the side entrance of the assembly hall (from about 7:20 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 Initially Invited Guest Lecturer


Aufnahme RöthProfessor Dr Rainer Forst

Rainer Forst is Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Goethe-University Frankfurt and Co-Director of the Research Network "Normative Orders", the DFG Collaborative Research Group "Justitia Amplificata" and Director of the Leibniz Research Group "Transnational Justice" DFG). He is also a research professor at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB). His major publications include Kontexte der Gerechtigkeit (Suhrkamp 1994, Univ. of California Press 2002), Toleranz im Konflikt (Suhrkamp 2003, Cambridge UP 2013), Das Recht auf Rechtfertigung (Suhrkamp 2007, Columbia UP 2012), Kritik der Rechtfertigungsverhältnisse (Suhrkamp 2011, Polity Press, 2013), The Power of Tolerance (mit W. Brown, Columbia UP 2014), Justice, Democracy, and the Right to Justification (with replications; Bloomsbury 2014), and Normativität und Macht (Suhrkamp 2015, Oxford UP 2017). In 2012, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation. He is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and has been co-editor of the journal Ethics for the past ten years, is a member of the Executive Editorial Committee of Political Theory, and is on the editorial board of numerous international journals in his field of research. He is co-editor of the series Theorie und Gesellschaft and Normative Ordnungen at Campus Verlag (Frankfurt).


The Guest Lecturer who Graciously filled in


Professor Dr Martin Kersting
Martin Kersting; Foto: Katrin Binner
Martin Kersting is a diploma psychologist whose work centres primarily around personnel/human resource psychology. For eight years, Martin Kerstin conducted research at RWTH Aachen. Between 2008 to 2011, he acted as professor at the "Bildungs- und Wissenschaftszentrum der Bundesfinanzverwaltung" (Education and Science Centre of the Federal Finance Office) in  the city of Munster, where he was in charge of the development and training of managers at the customs office. Since 2011 Martin Kersting is professor for psychological diagnosts at Justus Liebig University Giessen. Martin Kersting is a member of the ethics committee HR Tech, of the 'Forum Assessment' as well as chairman of the "Diagnostik- und Testkuratorium". He has (co-)authored the DIN 33430, a DIN-Norm for personnel selection, multiple questionnaires and tests, as well as more than 150 publications and  he has held over 250 lectures of personnel psychology. For his accomplishments, Martin Kerstin was elected "Professor of the Year" two consecutive times in 2015 and 2016. In their biannual vote, the Personalmagazin voted him one the "leading persons in human resource management" four times in a row (2015, 2017, 2019 und 2021).


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. 


The GGS Summer Festival 2022 is realised with generous support from these partners:




Button Summer Party Registration

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