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08.10.2018

Since the summer term 1998, around 1,200 students met 40 authors from all over the world to work with them on texts, examine the development process, develop writing ideas, discuss and discover the literatures of the world immediately without academic filter. We want to celebrate that we have been able to invite international authors to Freie Universität Berlin every semester. On this evening we want to connect words...

06.09.2018

A joint homeland does unite us. But what are we talking about when discussing homeland and identification? Is it a geographical area or is it a feeling? Can we find an all of society agreed definition for "Heimat" when the term is strongly linked to personal sentiments and how important is a shared understanding of identity for the cohesion of society?

Panel

  • Dr. Reiner Haseloff, Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt 
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27.08.2018

Brain, intestines and kidneys, liver and lungs - what to do if vital organs stop working or failing? For a few years researchers have been able to breed small human organs from stem cells. This miniature model called organoid was developed by one of the pioneers of stem cell researchers Jürgen Knoblich. Patients on the waiting list for a donor organ, hope for replacement by organoids. If it were possible to breed...

20.06.2018

"QUOTATION MARK - A Tiger, Kafka and Love" is the topic of the author's talk in Berlin. Rajesh Parameswaran was born in India, grew up in Texas and then studied law in Yale. Actually he is based in New York, but lives currently - due to his professorship - in Leipzig. Together with the authoress Teresa Praeauer he will talk about the reflecting and writing concerning love and why a tiger and the great Franz Kafka...

18.05.2018

Édouard Louis, born as Eddy Bellegueule, is a literary rising star. In his autobiographical debut "En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule", published in 2014, he describes his childhood of poverty, alcoholism, unemployment and racism and his escape from these precarious conditions. The book, a bestseller in France and translated in over 20 languages, provoked a heated debate over social inequality and the resulting...

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