Contrust Speaker Series

A standard assumption of research is that trust and conflict stand in opposition and exclude one another. The ConTrust Speaker Series questions that assumption and inquires into the dynamics of trust and conflict in various contexts of social life. Can trust arise in, manifest itself and be stabilized in conflicts rather than apart from them? What are the conditions for that?

Online via Zoom. Please register in advance: . The login data will be transmitted after registration.


Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6 p.m.

Political Trust

Kevin Vallier (Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 6 p.m.

Trusting enemies: Interpersonal trust and international conflict

Prof. Nicholas J. Wheeler (Professor of International Relations, University of Birmingham)

Welcome Address: Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff
(Professor of International Relations and Theories of Global Orders, Co-Speaker of ConTrust and Normative Orders).


Thursday, June 17, 2021, 4.15 p.m.

Vertrauen und Konflikt. Anmerkungen zu einer komplexen Konstellation

Prof. Dr. Martin Hartmann (Professor of Philosophy, University of Lucerne)

Welcome Address: Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst
(Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Co-Speaker of ConTrust and Normative Orders).


Presented by: 
„ConTrust. Vertrauen im Konflikt. Politisches Zusammenleben unter Bedingungen der Ungewissheit“ – ein Clusterprojekt des Landes Hessen am Forschungsverbund “Normative Ordnungen” der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main