The Annual Conference 2019 on “Bilding Bridges” of The Academy of Europe – Academia Europaea (AE), took place on October 23-25, 2019 in Barcelona. AE welcomed a large number of new members, including GLO Fellows Marco Vivarelli (Università Cattolica-Milano) and Douglas S. Massey (Princeton University), and saw a larger number of academic sessions of high quality and interest. Klaus F. Zimmermann, Professor Emeritus of Bonn University, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and President of the Global Labor Organization was also present in his role as Chair of the AE Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences”. More pictures.
In a joint meeting of AE Classes A1 (Humanities) and A2 (Social and Related Sciences) chaired by AE Class Chairs Poul Holm (Trinity College Dublin, A1) and Björn Wittrock (Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, A2), Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge, provided a lecture on “Counting People”. Her contribution was debated by Kirsten Drotner (University of Southern Denmark) and a very lively discussion of the members of both classes. The two AE Erasmus Medal Award winners gave their lectures on “Re-imagining the Nation: Memory, Identity and the Emotions” (Aleida Assmann, University of Konstanz) and “Realising Children’s Rights in Relation to the Digital Environment” (Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics).