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A.SK Social science Award Ceremony for JAMES C. SCOTT

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

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.

The Program:
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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About the Venue
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Reichpietschufer 50
Berlin, Berlin 10785 Germany

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