From February 22 to 24, 2019, international experts, creative artists, and activists will meet for the Karlsruhe Dialogs under the heading “The Responsible Society: Between Challenge and Overload?”. The opening keynote lecture will be given by historian and bestseller author Professor Timothy Snyder of the Yale University on Friday, February 22, 7.30 p.m. at the Audimax (building 30.95, KIT Campus South). These Dialogs are the last event under the scientific direction of Professor Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha as Director of ZAK I Centre for Cultural and General Studies of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 24,400 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.