On Civil Invocations with Astrid Séville


On Civil Invocations with Astrid Séville

The Hall

A Lunch Talk on Consensus and Conflict in Contemporary Society

In view of the challenges posed by authoritarian populism and conspiracy theories, there are numerous debates on how to counter them. The lunch talk examines these and interprets them as renegotiations of forms of liberal-democratic civility.


Astrid Séville has been Professor of Political Science, in particular Political Theory, at Leuphana University Lüneburg since October 2023. From 2022 to 2023, she was Deputy Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the School of Politics at TU Munich, and in 2022 she also held the Sir Peter Ustinov Visiting Professorship of the City of Vienna at the University of Vienna.

She studied Political Science, Romance Studies and Historical Anthropology at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg and at the Université Denis Diderot Paris and is currently leading the research project "Re/Presentation. New Forms of Political Address and Advocacy in the Coming Society", which is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

Astrid researches and teaches political theory, populism and democratic opposition, political communication, social transformation and inclusion processes, institutions and governance architectures as well as technocratic discourses.

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