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The Berlin Center for Global Engagement (BCGE) organizes events at irregular intervals with international experts on the topics of scientific cooperation with the Global South, academic freedom, and science diplomacy.

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Digital Talk: How to be a science diplomat in Europe? June 10, 2021, 16 – 17 PM, in English and online via Zoom

The Berlin Center for Global Engagement (BCGE) is collaborating with the Centre for Science and Policy in Cambridge to organise a talk which will be delivered by Dr Jan Marco Müller – the current Science & Technology Advisor in the European External Action Service (EEAS). In his talk, Jan Marco Müller will share insights based on his experiences of working as a science advisor among diplomats, and advising on matters ranging from critical raw materials and climate change to the development of COVID-19 vaccines. To respond to Dr Müller, we have invited Paola A. Yanguas Parra, a research associate at the Technische Universität Berlin, whose work focuses on climate and energy policy and evidence-based policy design.

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Panel Discussion: Debating the future of inclusive knowledge production with the ‘Global South’, February 23, 2021

The panel discussion focussed on questions of inclusive internationalisation and knowledge production. Professor Joybrato Mukherjee, president of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD), debated with Eloísa Martín, professor of sociology at the United Arab Emirates University and vice president of the International Sociological Association (ISA). The panel discussion was part of the Lunch-time Debates on the Future of Higher Education Internationalization: “Watersheds of Internationalization” at Freie Universität Berlin.

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A report of the discussion

Panel Discussion: Digital Cooperation with the ‘South’: Chances and Challenges, October 5, 2020

How does digital cooperation provide chances and challenges in fostering cooperation in higher education with the ‘Global South?’ This question was the central point of focus of a panel discussion the BCGE organized in the framework of the DAAD Conference Moving target digitalisation: re-thinking global exchange in higher education.

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