Dr. Wolf Schäfer is visiting us from Stony Brook University this week. Dr. Wolf Schäfer is a long-time member of the Department of Technology and Society in New York and is currently the interim chair of the DTS Department. 

The following information is from his Stony Brook DTS webpage

Department of Technology and Society
Director of the Institute for Global Studies

M.A., University of Munich, Ph.D., University of Bremen

Dr. Wolf Schafer received his higher education in Marburg, Bonn, King's College London, Munich, and Bremen, earned an MA in History, International Politics, and Philosophy and a PhD in History of Science and Technology and Social History.

Dr. Schafer has worked at the German Max-Planck-Institute with C. F. von Weizsäcker and Jürgen Habermas, became a professor in Darmstadt, Germany, and moved to the United States in 1989. Here he pioneered global history as an alternative to world history, founded the Center for Global & Local History, and the Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies as well as the   Globality Studies Journal.

The author of over eighty articles and ten books, Schafer is presently finishing a book on the election of Donald Trump. His current research focuses on the management of big science projects in the US and Germany during World War II.

Dr. Schafer has served Stony Brook University twice as interim dean of International Academic Programs and Services. He was awarded a 2013 Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin and in 2014/15, he was the Academy’s Dean of Fellows.

Selected Publications in English:

  • Finalization in Science: The Social Orientation of Scientific Progress. Edited and co-authored. Dordrecht, Boston, and London, D. Reidel Publishing Co. 1983 ( Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 77), 315 pp.
  • Encyclopedia of Globalization. Editors-in-chief: Roland Robertson and Jan Aart Scholte. Associate Editors: Fantu Cheru, Christine Chinkin, Ken Conca, Robert Holton, Wolf Schäfer, Otávio Velho, Ingrid Volkmer, and Wang Ning. New York and London, Routledge 2007. 4 volumes, 1728 pp.
  • New Asias: Global Futures of World Regions.   Co-edited with Hyun-Chin Lim and Suk-Man Hwang. Seoul, Seoul National University Press 2010 ( SNU Series in Asian Studies,   vol. 1), 317 pp.
  • Global Challenges in Asia: New Development Models and Regional Community Building. Co-edited with Hyun-Chin Lim and Suk-Man Hwang. Seoul: Seoul National University Press 2014 (SNUAC Series in Asian Studies, vol. 3), 392 pp.

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