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Citizen scientist speed dating and public debate

A citizen scientist speed dating and a public debate form the public closing point of the KOSMOS Conference which takes place from 28-30 August at HU Berlin. Sign up by 15 August to join in the discussion.

Dialogue: from knowledge to action

When? 30 August 2019, 18.00-21.00
Where? HU Berlin, Dorotheenstr. 24, Foyer & Reuter-Saal

The two-part event will focus on the question of how we can move from knowledge to action in the face of increasing climate and environmental change. Answers can be found in table talks and a panel discussion. These formats want to underline the importance of dialogue when it comes to making our world more sustainable.


18.00 l foyer: Citizen sciencist speed dating
During the KOSMOS Conference, 17 teams of researchers dealt with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. In the first part of the public event, they will present and discuss the results of their two-day teamwork in a speed dating format.

19.00 l Reuter-Saal: Public debate
In the second part of the event, science, policy and practice will meet on the podium. Together, the panelists want to discuss the urgent question on how to get from knowledge to action. The audience is cordially invited to participate.

  • Edelgard Bulmahn, German politican, former Federal Minister of Education and Research, Social Democratic Party (SPD)
  • Ottmar Edenhofer, Director and Chief Economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) & Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
  • Sebastian Grieme, Speaker for Fridays for Future
  • Daniela Jacob, Director of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)
  • Petra Künkel, Founder and Executive Director of the Collective Leadership Institute & Member of the Club of Rome
Registration and more information

Please register here

For more information on the KOSMOS Conference see: www.kosmos.hu-berlin.de

The citizen scientist speed dating and the public debate are part of the festival week of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.