20th Karlsruhe Dialogues - Speakers

Morning Panel Discussion - Europe: A Solidarity Community in Danger?


Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha

ZAK director

Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson‐von Trotha, born in 1951, is director of the ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, and professor of sociology and cultural studies. Her research focuses on cultural change and globalisation, internationalisation, integration, as well as theory and practice of public science. She is coordinator of the German network of the Anna Lindh Foundation, member of the Culture Committee of the German UNESCO Commission, and chairwoman of the Academic Council for Culture and Foreign Policy (WIKA) at the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa). In addition, she is spokeswoman of the KIT competence area ‘Technology, Culture, and Society’, editor of three scientific book series, and scientific convenor of the Karlsruhe Dialogues, an annual international symposium dedicated to current cultural issues.