To support the dialogue between science and society, as well as researchers across different disciplines, IRI THESys holds both external and internal events. This includes lecture series, summer universities and panel discussions open to the public, and participative workshops, colloquiums and activities for IRI THESys. Browse through our past and upcoming events to find out more.
SCIENCE plus Event with Klaus Eisenack
KEEP COOL: Get together! Play together!
When? 17 June 2022, 15.00-16.30
Where? IRI THESys
KEEP COOL is a simulation game for communicating and teaching international climate politics and was developed by THESys member Klaus Eisenack. Users are invited to take charge of a city and build up its economy. In doing so, they have the choice: black factories or green technologies? Without doubt their decisions will have consequences.
Klaus Eisenack is Professor for Resource Economics at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences. He completed his doctoral dissertation in Mathematics in 2006 at Free University in Berlin and became Professor in Environment and Development Economics and later Resource Economics at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg.
Further information on KEEP COOL can be found on www.climate-game.net. But you can also listen to the podcast "Humboldt hören". In the latest episode, Klaus gives an interview and explains how games can be used to bring people into dialogue in order to renegotiate societal rules: https://blogs.hu-berlin.de/podcast/2022/01/19/die-moeglichkeiten-des-spiels/