The global village
The P&E Programme offers a stage for guests from all over the world. Being off the beaten track is what makes Bayreuth attractive for our guests: its a place for quiet thought and engaged discussion.
Regular International Visitors
The regular research seminars and workshops organized by both departments offer you the chance to become familiar with top-level international research. For more information, please visit:
And we regularly run innovative lecture series at the forefront of research with top international guest lecturers. Two series that we currently organize are:
The Adam Smith Guest Professorship
The P&E programme regularly invites an Adam Smith Guest Professor from the international P&E community to teach courses at the intersection of the disciplines.
The Wittgenstein Lectures
Each year the Philosophy Department invites a highly distinguished philosopher to hold the Wittgenstein Lectures. During the five days of lectures and colloquia, all philosophy teaching stops and staff and students alike join the lectures and discussions. The most recent lectures were delivered by: Jonathan Wolff (University College London), 2011; Philip Pettit (Princeton), 2012; Jeff McMahan (Rutgers), 2013; John Broome (Oxford) 2014. Peter Vallentyne (Missouri) will give the 2015 lectures. More...
The Mumbai Link
The P&E Programme has a very close working relationship with the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research (IGIDR) in Mumbai. We have both a student and staff exchange programme and starting in 2014 the IGIDR has started to provide opportunities for our MA students to undertake their thesis research in Mumbai. This cooperation has led to the creation of a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Workshop series at the IGIDR. Together with the JS Mill College of the VU Amsterdam we have organized a Spring School at the IGIDR on "Individual Choices and Collective Decisions" (15-20 May 2016).
The LSE-Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference
Our close ties with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) culminated in the 1st LSE-Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference, which took place place in London in May 2013. The 2nd conference took place in Bayreuth in May 2014. The 3rd was in London in May 2014, and the 4th will be back in Bayreuth this May. More...