Does science get the crisis?

  • The new role of science in society and politics
  • Geist Heidelberg, In dialogue

During the Corona pandemic, the notorious ivory tower of science became a beacon of public reason for many. Politics and society relied on the judgments of experts, scientists, and facts developed under crisis conditions. Is the division of labour between science and politics under scrutiny? How does crisis management succeed scientifically? What are the dangers of pseudo-science, fake news and attention-seeking? Does science get the crisis?

Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther, economist and director of the Institute of the German Economy, Cologne
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn, historian and Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Streeck, sociologist, Director emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne

Moderation: Dr. Werner Bartens, Süddeutsche Zeitung

In the context of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg

Fotos v.l.n.r.: IW Medien; MPIWG Berlin; Privat

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