Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Press Release 159/2016

World Science Cafe - Refugees in Science

New Presentation Series of ZAK for Reports by Fled and Threatened Researchers
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Regularly, the “World Science Café” will provide information on the lives of threat-ened researchers and opportunities to talk to them. (www.pexels.com, CC0 li-cense)

They have much more than touching biographies: Fled and threatened researchers also bring along their expertise and their attitudes. In the new presentation series “World Science Café” of ZAK I Center for Cultural and General Studies in cooperation with the International Scholars and Welcome Office of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), they provide insight into their areas of research. The series will start on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6 pm, at the entrance hall of the Präsidiumsgebäude on Campus South of KIT (Engelbert-Arnold-Str. 2, building 11.30): Hussein Al-mohamad, guest professor for geography of Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, will speak about “The Involvement of Foreign Groups in the Conflict of Syria: Status Quo and Perspectives for the Future.”




Other Presentations of the World Science Café in 2017


Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Professor Ammar Abdulrahman (Syria), Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

“Das syrische Kulturerbe in Krisenzeiten“ (Syrian Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis), in cooperation with the German UNESCO Commission.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Professor Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Turkey), Institute of Sociology, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
“On Refugee Lives, or A Note on Human Condition” (in English)




Admission to the World Science Café is free.


Information: http://www.zak.kit.edu/worldsciencecafe



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