Professor Michael Hartmann, TU Darmstadt, Germany (formerly)
Class @Collège: Formation of Elites in Europe
Professor Michael Hartmann is a well-renowned researcher of elites whose various books and studies are highly respected by the German society and media. Before his retirement in 2014, he was a professor for Elites and Organizational Sociology at Technische Universität Darmstadt. His researches focus on economic, scientific and political elites in Germany and Europe and on the growing gap between poor and rich. In his lecture at the Collège des Ingénieurs, Professor Hartmann points out how elites emerge, how they are defined, how they are integrated into society and how their mechanism works.