Review: The Long Night of Sciences 2017
Jun 08, 2017
On June 24th, the Long Night of the Sciences 2017 took place in Berlin. As a co-organized event with the Center for European Integration, the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy and the United Nations and European Union Documentation Center we took a closer look at the term “post-factual” politics in International Relations.
First, students from the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science kicked-off with a minute madness session, where they introduced common views on particular aspects of the European Union. Then, the audience had to vote: Myth or truth? Finally, the students gave a short summary of their research on each topic to reveal the facts and the visitors were able to check whether they were right or wrong. The President of the Freie Universität Berlin attended the final rehearsal of our minute madness session. Here you can find his additional impressions.
In the second part of the evening, experts from the field of Political Science as well as applied politics and journalism stated and discussed their perception of the “post-factual” postulate. Around 100 people attended the event and quickly engaged in the discussion – a full hour the panelists answered the questions from the curious audience.
• Dr. Katharina Gnath (Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung)
• Sophie Pornschlegel (Project Manager, Progressives Zentrum)
• Tobias Schulze (Member of the House of Representatives in Berlin/ Fraktion "Die Linke", Speaker for web-related Issues of the Commitee of European Affairs, Education and the Media, Secretary in the Commitee of Cultural Affairs, Member of the Commitee of Science and Research)
• Sasan Abdi-Herrle (Editor in the Department of Politics, Economics and Society, "ZEIT ONLINE")
• Prof. Dr. Simon Koschut (Visiting Professor, Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy)
• Prof. Dr. Vera van Hüllen (Visiting Professor, Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Center for European Integration)
We want to thank all people involved for their time and dedication!