ISA Forum of Sociology

Plenary Session Videos

Plenary Sessions and Open Forum videos

Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome Addresses
    Ulrike FELT, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria; Barbara WEITGRUBER, Director General, Austrian Ministry of Science, Austria; Katharina SCHERKE, President of the Austrian Sociological Association, Austria; Rudolf RICHTER, University of Vienna, Austria
  • ISA Presidential Address
  • Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA
  • 2018 ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada
  • Patrizia ALBANESE, Ryerson University, Canadian Sociological Association, Canada
  • Cultural performance O.I.T. Schrammel Quartet

Opening Plenary Session

  • Session Organizer: Markus S. SCHULZ, New School for Social Research, New York, USA
    Chair: Michel WIEVIORKA, Maison des sciences de l'homme, France
  • The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World (Forum President's Address)
    Markus S. SCHULZ, New School for Social Research, New York, USA
  • Relocalizing the National and Horizontalizing the Global
    Saskia SASSEN, Columbia University, USA
  • The "Open Society" and Its Contradictions: Towards a Critical Sociology of Global Inequalities
    Stephan LESSENICH, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany
  • Pueblos in Movement: Feminist and Indigenous Perspectives
    Nora GARITA BONILLA, ALAS, Costa Rica 
  • Global and Transnational Futures
    Jan P. NEDERVEEN PIETERSE, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

Plenary Session I: Facing the Multiple Crises in Europe and Beyond

Session Organizer and Chair: Brigitte AULENBACHER, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

Panelists:

  • Klaus DOERRE, University of Jena, Germany, Beate LITTIG, Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, Austria
  • Maria MARKANTONATOU, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Annamaria SIMONAZZI, University of Roma, Italy
  • Josef WEIDENHOLZER, European Parlament, Austria
  • Michael BURAWOY, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Plenary Session II: Overcoming Boundaries and Polarizations Between Centers and Peripheries

Session Organizers: Joerg FLECKER, University of Vienna, Austria and Max HALLER, University of Graz, Austria
Chair: Max HALLER, University of Graz, Austria

  • Social Polarisation
    Ursula HOLTGREWE, FORBA, Austria
  • Exclusion through Citizenship and the Double Standards of Modernity/Coloniality
    Manuela BOATCA, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • The Ruins of the Future. A Glance into Precariousness from inside the Crisis
    Benjamin TEJERINA, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Plenary Session III: Sociological Thought and the Struggle for a Better World

Session Organizers: Josef HOCHGERNER, Center for Social Innovation, Austria and Frank WELZ, Innsbruck University, Austria
Chair: Frank WELZ, Innsbruck University, Austria

  • The Ever Expanding Social Field and the (in)Capacity of Sociology to Respond to New Challenges
    Margareta BERTILSSON, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Towards a Universal Social Science. Sociology in Dialogue with Neighboring Disciplines
    Dieter BOEGENHOLD, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Sociology Between Historicity and Present-Day Relevance: The Case of Early Austrian Social Thinking
    Gertraude MIKL-HORKE, Vienna University of Economy and Business, Austria
  • Sociology in Times of Global Changes: How to Address a New Agenda for Transnational Studies?
    Celi SCALON, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Closing Plenary Session, Part I

Chair: Markus S. SCHULZ, New School for Social Research, New York, USA
Discussant: Alain TOURAINE, CADIS, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France 

  • Imagining a Post-Islamist Democracy
    Asef BAYAT, University of Illinois, USA
  • Black Lives Matter and the Status of the Africana World
    Akosua ADOMAKO AMPOFO, University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Risks and Resilience in a Rapidly Unfolding World: What Does It Hold for Our Sociological Practice?
    Emma PORIO, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • What Kind of a World Can Weather Climate Change?
    Todd GITLIN, Columbia University, USA

Closing Plenary Session, Part II

Chair: Markus S. SCHULZ, New School for Social Research, New York, USA

Discussant: Alain TOURAINE, CADIS, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France 

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