Achtung: Demokratie

“Achtung: Demokratie” is a new WZB lecture series that offers a forum for discussions that have been amplified – at the WZB and elsewhere – by the rise of right-wing populism, the Brexit referendum, and the election of Donald Trump. Liberal democracy is under pressure and has to face up to the criticism it receives. For its part, science has to determine the extent of its own engagement beyond detached analysis.

Researchers from the WZB and other institutions are invited to present their findings and discuss their take on these debates with the audience.

The lecture series was brought to life by the internal WZB group, “Political Challenges,” which was initiated by Ellen von den Driesch and Fred Felix Zaumseil.

On October 4, 2017, Bernhard Weßels gave the series' inaugural lecture with an analysis of that year’s German federal election.

 

Forthcoming Events
 
Past events
April 12, 2019

„Achtung: Demokratie!“

Diskussionsforum in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutschen Historischen Museum Berlin

January 30, 2019

Die (un-)gewollten Grenzen der Wissenschaftsfreiheit in Deutschland

Panel discussion

November 12, 2018

Populismus in Zeiten von Krisen - Herausforderung für die Demokratie

Frank Decker (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)

June 19, 2018

Arbeit: der blinde Fleck der Demokratie

Panel discussion

April 24, 2018

Reining in Facebook and the Platform Economy How Can Society Benefit from AI and Digital Technology?

Steven Hill (currently a Journalist in Residence at WZB)

January 23, 2018

Stand up for Science – Filmpreview

Dieter Rucht (Protest researcher and WZB fellow)

January 17, 2018

Reflections on Post-Truth

John Keane (University of Sydney and WZB)

Oktober 23, 2017

Why we should trust science

Naomi Oreskes (Harvard University)

October 4, 2017

Deutschland hat gewählt. Analysen zur Bundestagswahl 2017

"Achtung: Demokratie" inaugural lecture by Bernhard Weßels.

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Drei Köpfe im Gespräch

Contact

Friederike Theilen-Kosch

E-mail: friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tel.: +49 30 25491 512