Slavoj Žižek, born in 1949, teaches and conducts research at the University of Ljubljana and the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee. He is also the International Director of Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London. Žižek’s numerous books and articles cover a variety of subjects ranging from the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, to popular culture and political theory. They have been translated into more than 20 languages. Recent publications include Living in the End Times (2010), First as Tragedy, Then as Force (2009), and How to Read Lacan (2007).
The annual Hegel Lecture is the highlight of the public activities of Dahlem Humanities Center. The lecture is indebted to the central value of the philosophy of Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel: freedom.
Dahlem Humanities Center (DHC) unites the humanities at Freie Universität Berlin, the most complete range of disciplines in the humanities to be found in Germany. It provides an overarching, interdisciplinary research framework for the various humanities disciplines. Dahlem Humanities Center has contracted cooperation agreements with numerous organizations and other research institutions in Germany and abroad, as well as museums, theaters, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz), and DeutschlandRadio.