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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 scientists is, according to the respondents, the dependence on donors. How independent are scientists? What significance does freedom of science have for the open society? 
But science is also in danger. In the international realm - in Turkey, in Hungary, in the USA - freedom of science has come under pressure in recent years. How do we defend the freedom of research and thought?

Panel:

  • Prof. Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Director, Institute for Advanced Study CEU
  • Prof. Anuscheh Farahat, Professor for Public Rights and Human Rights at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg and member of Junge Akademie
  • Prof. Martin Stratmann, President, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Date: 19 March 2019, 7 pm
Location: Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Markgrafenstraße 38, 10117 Berlin


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