Prof. Mahlmann and other guests discuss the issue of civil disobedience (Podcast from February 2nd 2023). The podcast is part of the series "Terra X History". Considering the famous speech of the US civil rights activist Martin Luther Kind from 1963, they discuss what civil disobedience is, how it is different from political resistance and why it is important - especially in a democracy. The podcast can be listened on Spotify or on the website of ZDF.
On February 8th, 2022, Professor Mahlmann held a public talk concerning the topic of "Mind and Rights – Why Human Rights Have Deep Roots in Human Psychology, History, Ethics, and Law" at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights of the Oxford Law Faculty. The talk presents central theses of Professor Mahlmann's forthcoming book "Mind and Rights. Why Human Rights have Deep Roots in Human Psychology, History, Ethics, and Law", to be published 2022 by Cambridge University Press. The talk may be viewed here.
Prof. Mahlmann will give a lecture on "Das ist aber ungerecht! Doch ist das wirklich ungerecht? Und was hat das mit unserem Recht zu tun?" as part of the Children's University Zurich program.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 15.00 – 16.00h
More information and program of the Children's University Zurich (Fall Semester 2021 (PDF, 218 KB))
The lecture is part of the interdisciplinary lecture series: Der Mensch nach der Tragödie – hundert Jahre Friedrich Dürrenmatt at the University of Zurich.
Prof. Matthias Mahlmann was invited as a speaker and panellist at the "Conference on Remaking the UK Constitution: Politics and Process", organised by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (University of Oxford), 22./23.02.2019.
Presentation and panel discussion (session 4: The flexibility of a new constitution)
Further information: SVRSP Rousseau Lectures
Participants: Luke Gittos, Andrea Huber, Prof. Dr. iur. Matthias Mahlmann, Dr. iur. RA Peter Studer, Prof. Dr. iur. Hans-Ueli Vogt
Chaired by Andrew Weelhouse
Podcasts of all lectures, among others:
- Prof. Dr. András Sajó, 11.12.2014: "Manipulating Emotions/Manipulated Emotions: The Cunning of Constitutional Institutions" (Link)
- Prof. Dr. Matthias Mahlmann, 12.12.2014: "Neuroscience and Human Values - Prospects and Problems" (Link)
Prof. Dr. Dikgang Moseneke (Debuty Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa), Prof. Dr. András Sajó(Judge of the European Court of Human Rights) and Dr. Andreas Zünd (Judge of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court)