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26.11.2019

If you look at the numbers, our society is doing well. Nevertheless, many people feel that they are left behind. The call for redistribution can be heard again and again. To give something of what one possesses gives many people a positive feeling. But when are we ready to share prosperity and privileges with others? And with whom do we share? Does the strong individualisation of society lead to less solidarity...

05.11.2019

We humans doubt. Fortunately! In science, for example, 'methodological doubt' is an important instrument for getting to the bottom of things through research. To give room to justified doubt and to admit mistakes is indispensable to do good science and to gain new knowledge. But what should we do if scientifically proven facts, such as man-made climate change or the need for vaccinations in general, are doubted?
How...

17.09.2019

More than six million Germans are unintentionally childless. Thanks to the rapid development in international reproductive medicine, doctors today are often able to fulfil patients' desire to have children even if it does not work naturally. But in Germany there is a nearly 30-year-old Embryo Protection Act (ESchG) which does not permit many treatments. From a scientific perspective, doctors describe the current...

10.09.2019

It is impossible to imagine the discussion about a common social canon of values without it: the Basic Law. For 70 years, the Basic Law has guaranteed the rights of individuals and collective social rights. Digitalisation in almost all areas of life has raised new questions. Is our Basic Law sufficient for this? Does it protect us sufficiently or do we need special basic digital rights?
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  • Markus Beckedahl,...

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...

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