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Falling Walls Circle – Round Table “Science and Politics: Between Independence, Interdependence and Partnership”

Nov 08, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Grand societal challenges can no longer be solved in ivory towers and back rooms. Diverse expertise and multidirectional exchange are increasingly important. But how can such collaboration work without compromising the autonomy of individual fields?

Focusing on Science & Politics, this round table will explore how scientific knowledge can be offered comprehensively and neutrally and how policy makers can contribute experiences to ongoing research.

To better exploit the great potentials, following questions will be discussed:
What are innovative modes of knowledge exchange? How can we ensure transparency and independence, and to what extent should we integrate exchange into everyday work?


Geraldine Rauch (President of the Technische Universität Berlin, Spokesperson of the Berlin University Alliance)

Armaghan Naghipour (State Secretary for Science, Research and Equality)

Alessandro Allegra (Policy Assistant to the Deputy Director-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission)

Maria Leptin (President of the European Research Council)

Andrew Hurrell (Director of the Centre for International Studies at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford, Einstein fellow, SCRIPTS, Oxford-Berlin Research Partnership)

Moderation: Alexandra-Gwyn Paetz (Managing Director Berlin University Alliance)