Weekly "Jour fixe" meetings offer fellows an exceptional opportunity to participate in personal conversation with prominent representatives from science, media, business, politics, society, and culture. These meetings offer fellows a perspective transcending the boundaries of their individual research projects.
The kick-off event to our Jours fixes and the start of the EJF programme is the "Winfried-Fest-Lecture" each year.
Past years numerous outstanding personalities have been welcomed as guests, among them former German Presidents Richard von Weizsäcker and Roman Herzog; Antje Vollmer, Vice President of the German Bundestag; Klaus Kinkel, former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Jens Reich, civil rights activist and scholar; Jan Philipp Reemtsma, head of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research; Edzard Reuter, former chairman of the advisory board of Daimler-Benz-AG; literary critic Sigrid Löffler; Giovanni di Lorenzo, former editor-in-chief of the newspaper Tagesspiegel and TV presenter; journalist and reporter Henryk M. Broder; Lothar de Maizière, first and last prime minister of the German Democratic Republic; Gregor Gysi, former head of the German PDS party; Marianne Birthler, head of the Federal Authority for Documents of the State Security Service of the Former GDR; Gesine Schwan, President of European University Viadrina; and Barbara John, former officer for immigration affairs in Berlin.
Usually, the “Winfried-Fest-Lecture” and Jours fixes are not open to the public. If you are interested in visiting one of our events, please contact us in advance.
Here you will find a Jour fixe-Programme overview.