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What keeps our society together?

Prof. Göring, chairman of the board of directors, ZEIT-Foundation welcomes the guest, photo: Carolin WeinkopfKeynote speaker Andreas Urs Sommer, photo: Carolin WeinkopfAndreas Urs Sommer, Jutta Allmendinger, Kathrin Röggla, Catherine Newmark (left to right), photo: Carolin WeinkopfModerator Catherine Newmark, photo: Carolin Weinkopfphoto: Carolin WeinkopfKathrin Röggla and Catherine Newmark, photo: Carolin WeinkopfAndreas Urs Sommer and Jutta Allmendinger, photo: Carolin WeinkopfQuestions of the audience, photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Prof. Göring, chairman of the board of directors, ZEIT-Foundation welcomes the guest, photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Keynote speaker Andreas Urs Sommer, photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Andreas Urs Sommer, Jutta Allmendinger, Kathrin Röggla, Catherine Newmark (left to right), photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Moderator Catherine Newmark, photo: Carolin Weinkopf
photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Kathrin Röggla and Catherine Newmark, photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Andreas Urs Sommer and Jutta Allmendinger, photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Questions of the audience, photo: Carolin Weinkopf

The gap between the rich and the poor also opens up in Germany. Political, economic and social contradictions collide and endanger social cohesion in our modern society. Although this cohesion is of such great importance for the stability of a community and democracy. The ZEIT Foundation Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius and the Veranstaltungsforum Holtzbrinck Publishing Group will address this issue with the series of events "What keeps our society together?". The issue will be discussed in three panel sessions on "Politics and Economy", "Culture and Education","Ethics and values".

The kick-off event deals with what politics and business can do to foster social cohesion. If the unconditional basic income is a viable idea for more social justice, we will soon look enviously to Finland in Germany. Or does the income has to be subject to conditions so that the individual's commitment to social cohesion is not harmed.

Topic "The Value of Values. Stabilization or Polarization?", 10 October 2017

While it is easy to reach agreement on the fundamental importance of values, the question of the hierarchy of values and their importance for a society can quickly lead to bitter disputes. Can the call for values be seen as an indicator of an intact society or an indicator of a society at risk? Is the invocation of a certain canon of values an indicator that the society is at risk and therefore needs self-assurance? Is a society particularly stable when it does not have to assure itself again and again of the values? Or is the controversial exchange of values the obvious proof of an open society?

Panellists of the discussion are:
Prof. Dr. Jutta Allmendinger, president, Berlin Social Science Center
Kathrin Röggla, authoress and vice president, Akademie der Künste Berlin (Academy of Arts Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Urs Sommer, Institute of Philosophy, University Freiburg

Moderation: Dr. Catherine Newmark, cultural journalist and editor of the magazine Philosophie

Topic "Digitization of Education. Democratization or Exclusion?", 31 May 2017

Dr. Diana Knodel App Camps, photo: Peter HimselHila Azadzoy Kiron Open Higher Education, photo: Peter HimselProf. Dr. Ralf Lankau, photo: Peter HimselDr. Fabian Thunemann, ZEIT-Stiftung welcomes the guest, photo: Peter HimselKeynotespeaker Dr. Diana Knodel, photo: Peter HimselThe diskussion took place in the Radialsystem V in Berlin, poto: Peter HimselDiana Knodel, Ralf Lankau, Hila Azadzoy and Uli Blumenthal (left to right), photo: Peter Himselphoto: Peter HimselStatements of the audience, photo: Peter Himsel
Dr. Diana Knodel App Camps, photo: Peter Himsel
Hila Azadzoy Kiron Open Higher Education, photo: Peter Himsel
Prof. Dr. Ralf Lankau, photo: Peter Himsel
Dr. Fabian Thunemann, ZEIT-Stiftung welcomes the guest, photo: Peter Himsel
Keynotespeaker Dr. Diana Knodel, photo: Peter Himsel
The diskussion took place in the Radialsystem V in Berlin, poto: Peter Himsel
Diana Knodel, Ralf Lankau, Hila Azadzoy and Uli Blumenthal (left to right), photo: Peter Himsel
photo: Peter Himsel
Statements of the audience, photo: Peter Himsel

A few weeks ago, the writer and translator Mathias Énard demanded an eroticism of knowledge. This year's award winner of the Leipzig Book Prize on European Understanding considers this as a suitable means against the tendency towards isolation of our time. Is education actually the key to more social participation? Will we experience a democratization of knowledge, or will the division into "digital natives" and digital illiterates solidify? What can education contribute to social cohesion? Does the digitalisation of education lead to more social justice or does it deepen the educational injustice of our society?

Panellists of the discussion are

  • Dr. Diana Knodel, Co-founder of the initiative App Camps, Hamburg and guest professor, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost, Design Research Lab Universität der Künste Berlin and Internet Ambassador of Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Lankau, Fachbereich Medien, Hochschule Offenburg

Moderation: Ulrich Blumenthal, Managing Editor "Forschung aktuell", Deutschlandfunk

 

Topic "Unconditional Basic Income - Encouragement or incapacitation?", 21 February 2017

Prof. Göring, chairman of the board of directors, ZEIT-Foundation welcomes the guest, photo: David AusserhoferDr. Fabian Thunemann, ZEIT-Foundation introduces the topic, photo: David AusserhoferThe discussion took place in Radialsystem V in Berlin, photo: David AusserhoferChristina Rau, Michael Göring, Fabian Thunemann, Andreas F. Wilkes (right to left), photo: David AusserhoferMichael Bohmeyer of the initiative meingrundeinkommen.de (my basic income) presents his impulse, photo: David AusserhoferThe podium Ursula Weidenfeld, Michael Bohmeyer, Kerstin Andreae and Michael Süß (left to right), photo: David AusserhoferThe discussion continued..., photo: David Ausserhoferphoto: David Ausserhofer
Prof. Göring, chairman of the board of directors, ZEIT-Foundation welcomes the guest, photo: David Ausserhofer
Dr. Fabian Thunemann, ZEIT-Foundation introduces the topic, photo: David Ausserhofer
The discussion took place in Radialsystem V in Berlin, photo: David Ausserhofer
Christina Rau, Michael Göring, Fabian Thunemann, Andreas F. Wilkes (right to left), photo: David Ausserhofer
Michael Bohmeyer of the initiative meingrundeinkommen.de (my basic income) presents his impulse, photo: David Ausserhofer
The podium Ursula Weidenfeld, Michael Bohmeyer, Kerstin Andreae and Michael Süß (left to right), photo: David Ausserhofer
The discussion continued..., photo: David Ausserhofer
photo: David Ausserhofer

Michael Bohmeyer, the founder of the initiative meingrundeinkommen.de (my basic income), is the impetus for the subsequent discussion. The podium consists of:

  • Michael Bohmeyer, founder of the initiative meingrundeinkommen.de
  • Kerstin Andreae, deputy chairwoman of the group of Alliance 90/The Greens in the German Bundestag
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Süß, chairman of the board of directors of OC Oerlikon Management AG

Moderation: Dr. Ursula Weidenfeld, free-lance journalist

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10 October 2017
7 pm
RADIALSYSTEM V, Berlin

Topic
The Value of Values. Stabilization or Polarization?

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