08 Nov

Science Talks: Science at the ‘Turning Point‘

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm

8 November 2022


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

The contribution of science in times of war: Event in the context of the Science Talks

Since February 24, 2022, the escalation of the Russian war against Ukraine has been regarded by many as a global political turning point.” The war not only has political and economic implications but also poses far-reaching challenges for the scientific community. How can the scientific community deal with political conflicts and act in the context of authoritarian structures? Can science diplomacy contribute to an international order based on international law? Do scientists automatically have an ambassadorial role by virtue of their position? And how political must or may science be in the first place?


  • Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel holds the Chair for Contemporary History of East Central Europe at LMU Munich. His research focuses on the international relations between Eastern, Central, and Western Europe, in addition to the history of Eastern Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.
  • Prof. em. Dr. Peter Strohschneider is the former Chair of German Medieval Studies at LMU Munich. He was president of the German Research Foundation from 2013 to 2019 and chairman of the German Sciences and Humanities Council from 2006 to 2011.

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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