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Podium Discussion: How Public Should Science Be? (in German)

Copyright: BMBF/Hans-Joachim Rickel

In cooperation with the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, a podium discussion was held to discuss the relationship between science and policy. The full video of the event (in German) is available here:


  • Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius ML, Director of the Alfred Wegner Institute - Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Head of the Steering Committee of "Wissenschaft im Dialog", Professor of Geomicrobiology at the University of Bremen
  • Dr. Michael Meister MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research
  • Prof. Dr. Patrizia Nanz, Scientific Director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam and Professor of Transformative Sustainability Studies at the University of Potsdam
  • Prof. Regina T. Riphahn ML, Ph.D., Chair of Empirical Economics at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Vice President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann MdB, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment
  • Moderation: Dr. Andreas Edel, Executive Secretary of Population Europe

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