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26.06.2019

Society is becoming more diverse, more enlightened, more tolerant. So it seems. Looking at the leading figures in politics, business and science, women, people from the eastern German states or with a migration background are still clearly outnumbered. The demand for "equal pay for equal work" has not yet been fully implemented. How can equal rights be implemented in society and what can we ourselves do about it?

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13.06.2019

The Canadian writer Madeleine Thien and the Canadian-Lebanese author Rawi Hage currently hold a joint Samuel Fischer Guest Professorship at Freie Universität Berlin. With their award-winning works, they are among Canada's best-known authors.

Both deal in different ways with the consequences of war, migration, exile, and the search for identity. The question is always to what extent literature can rewrite history.
 

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29.05.2019

Panel:

  • Arlette-Louise Ndakoze, Researcher at SAVVY Contemporary: The Laboratory of Form-Ideas
  • Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy, Art Historian and Head of the Chair for Modern Art History at the Technische Universität Berlin, Collège de France, Paris and Member of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Wissenschaften
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer, Professor for Global History and Head of Research Unit »Hamburgs (post-)koloniales Erbe« at...

23.05.2019

The Alliance of Science Organisations is celebrating the constitutional law, which has been protecting the freedom of science for 70 years with a nationwide campaign. With contributions to debates, discussion events, lectures, a mini podcast and a series of interviews on the topic of freedom of science, the campaign aims to support free research and critically examine freedom of science: How do scientists deal with...

08.05.2019

Philip Campbell will talk in his lecture about the fact that scientific knowledge can also be used in a falsified way and can be directed against humans. He will explore what science needs to do to mitigate damage to research and society, for example in the debate on climate change. As a long-time Nature editor, he also talks about the role of communication and how editors of magazines can play a role for research.

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26.03.2019

Over the past several years, 26 authors have come to Leipzig as Picador Guest Professors for Literature, teaching literature and creative writing at the Institute for American Studies and engaging in a dialogue on US literature with the wider public. In this anniversary event, we want to celebrate the professorship with the authors Josh Weil and Don Mee Choi, who will read from their work and discuss the civic...

26.02.2019

Interventions in the human genome, the development of artificial intelligence, experiments on animals - how far can the freedom of science, research and teaching enshrined in the constitutional law go? 
According to a survey of the Science Barometer 2018, only 40 percent of respondents believe that scientists are researching for the good of society, 46 percent are undecided. The most important reason to distrust...

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