New LMU Science Talks Series: LMU in Conversation with Business, Politics, and Society

LMU is launching a new format called Science Talks to promote a public dialogue about urgent research subjects. Join the Hybrid Events at the Great Aula at LMU & online from October 25, 7:00 - 8:30 pm On Jan 24, the series includes a talk on Research on Risks of Future Pandemics with Oliver T. Keppler & Lothar H. Wieler

In view of the global crises in which we’re embroiled, science and society are faced with almost unprecedented challenges. LMU is launching a new format called Science Talks to promote public dialog about urgent research subjects.

Moderated by Professor Oliver Jahraus, LMU Vice President for Teaching and Studies, LMU experts will be talking to guests from various sectors of society – including research, politics, and business – about the role science plays in today’s society.

The eight-part series begins on October 25 as a physical, in-person event at LMU and as a live stream. 

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The program includes the following sessions:

  • 10/25/2022 – Opening panel with Dr. Michael Blume, Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch, Prof. Dr. Armin Nas-sehi, Sina Trinkwalder, and Dr. Christina Berndt (moderator): “Science as a Source of Friction – Between Hope and the Target of Criticism”
  • 11/08/2022 – Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel and Prof. em. Dr. Peter Strohschneider: “Science at the ‘Turning Point‘: The Contribution of Science in Times of War“
  • 11/22/2022 – Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Monika Schnitzer and Joe Kaeser: “Science and Business in Times of Multiple Crises: Between Research and Entrepreneurship of the Future”
  • 12/06/2022 – Prof. Dr. Matthias Garschagen and Prof. Dr. Elmar Kriegler: “Science and Climate Change: The Tasks of Research to Combat a Global Crisis”
  • 12/20/2022 – Prof. em. Dr. Winfried Haunerland and Prof. Dr. Thomas Bauer: “Science and Faith: Between Ambiguity and Clarity”
  • 01/10/2023 – Prof. Dr. Carsten Reinemann and Prof. Dr. Ursula Münch: “Science and Democracy: Conspiracy Narratives and the ‘Division of Society’”
  • 01/24/2023 – Prof. Dr. Oliver T. Keppler and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Lothar H. Wieler: “Science and (Public) Health: Research on Risks of Future Pandemics“
  • 02/07/2023 – Prof. Dr. Andreas Wirsching and Dr. Mirjam Zadoff: “Science and the Culture of Remembrance: How We Learn from History”