In the event series World Science Café, fled and threatened scientists offer insights into their research
Since the winter term of 2016/17, the ZAK, in cooperation with the International Scholars & Welcome Office (IScO) has been hosting a new series of events during which refugees report about their scientific work. In line with the title-giving café concept, a brief outline will be followed by a discussion about the state of academia in the speakers’ country of origin, in dialogue with a partner who is familiar with the situation in the respective country. What are the consequences a society faces when scientists are unable to continue research in their own country? How can threatened scientists be enabled to continue their work in Germany? How do they enrich and amplify the academic world and German society?
The Philipp Schwartz Initiative was launched by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation together with the German Federal Foreign Office. It enables universities, universities of applied science, and independent research institutions to grant threatened researchers fellowships for research stays in Germany. The initiative has been made possible through generous support from the Federal Foreign Office, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Klaus Tschira Foundation, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Stifterverband, and the Stiftung Mercator.
Film presentation “Science in Exile”„Four researchers, in flight from war. They dream of science in a time of peace”
Wednesday 5th December 2018 6 p.m. at the NTI-lecture hall, building 30.10 at KIT Campus South
© Nicole Leghissa/TWAS
The film „Science in Exile“ by Nicole Leghissa portrays researchers from Syria, Yemen and Iraq, who were forced to leave their homeland and to pursue their research in another country. The presentation will take place in the context of the World Science Café series of lectures. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with affected researchers. More information about the film is available on the website of the World Academy of Sciences.
The screening and discussion will be held in English.