10 Jan

Science Talks: Science and democracy

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm

10 January 2023


Online & Große Aula Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

Conspiracy Narratives and the ‘Division of Society’: Event in the context of the Science Talks

After three years of the pandemic, accompanied and fueled by corresponding authoritarian political developments, a “division of society” driven by populism, “fake news,” and conspiracy narratives is sometimes seen as the greatest danger to democracy. Scientists can provide analysis and explanation in this situation, but at the same time they increasingly seem to have to defend themselves. How can they position themselves in the face of increasing attacks on their credibility, and what opportunities does a scientific discussion of such challenges offer?


  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Reinemann is Professor of Political Communication and Director of the Department of Media and Communication at LMU Munich.
  • Prof. Dr. Ursula Münch is Professor of Political Science at Universität der Bundeswehr München (University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich) and Director of the Academy for Political Education in Tutzing.

The event will be offered in presence as well as online as livestream. The registration link for participation in the livestream will be published on the Science Talks website approximately 14 days before the event.

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