A.SK Social science Award Ceremony for JAMES C. SCOTT
Endowed with a prize of $ 200,000, the A.SK Social Science Award is one of the most prestigious distinctions in the social sciences.
The 2021 award recipient is James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology at Yale University. He receives the award for his life-long research on agrarian societies and the importance of place and environment in relation to politics and social organization. His analysis of the limits of state planning led him to be an advocate of the possibilities of “not being governed”, of the capacity of people to govern themselves in local communities. Through his work, James Scott has become one of the most influential social scientists of the last 50 years.
Welcome by Jutta Allmendinger, WZB President
Address by Alex Chen, A.SK Council Speaker
Laudation by Carola Lentz, President of Goethe-Institut Germany and professor of anthropology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Award presentation by Dorothea Kübler, Head of the A.SK Commission and WZB Director
Acceptance speech by James C. Scott, A.SK Award winner 2021
Music by Kenneth Berkel, piano
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