Programme


All times refer to Central European Time

Thursday, Nov 19th


Welcome

1 - 1.20 pm
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Jahn, President, University of Göttingen
Björn Thümler, Minister of Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony
Prof. Dr. Helge Braun, German Federal Minister for Special Affairs (video statement)

Keynote and Discussion

1.20 - 2.20 pm
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

in Conversation with:
Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne, Vice-President for Internationalization, University of Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Peter-Tobias Stoll, Jean Monnet Chair for “European Union and Global Sustainable Development Through Law”, University of Göttingen

Panel Discussion

2.30 - 4 pm
Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President ad interim, European Research Council
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Jahn, President, University of Göttingen
Dr. Georg Schütte, Secretary General, VolkswagenStiftung
Björn Thümler, Minister of Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony

Host:
Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider, Chairman of the Foundation Council of the Foundation University of Göttingen / Former President of the German Research Association

Please note: The panel discussion will be conducted in German. Translation into English will be available throughout the stream.

Parallel Workshops

4.30-6 pm
Host:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Scheu, Animal Ecology, University of Göttingen

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Christian Ammer, Silviculture and Forest Ecology of Temperate Zones, University of Göttingen
Prof. David Kleijn, Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation, Wageningen University and Research
Stephanie Franck, President of the German Federal Association for Plant Breeding (Bundesverbandes Pflanzenzüchtung e.V.)

Comments:
Prof. Charles Spillane, PhD, Plant and AgriBiosciences Centre, NUI Galway (invited) (invited)
Prof. Kevin Bishop, PhD, Department of Earth Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Host:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fuchs, Development Economics, University of Göttingen

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Director of the German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn
Prof. Olivier de Schutter, PhD, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights (video statement)

Comments:
Harald Hartung, Head of Fair Societies & Cultural Heritage, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission (invited)
Prof. Dr. Robert Lensink, Finance and Financial Markets, University of Groningen
Bernd Lange, MdEP (S&D / SPD)



Friday, Nov. 20th


Parallel Workshops

9-10.30 am
Host:
Prof. Dr. Anna Jonsson Cornell, Comparative Constitutional Law, Uppsala University

Speakers:
Prof. Veronika Bílková, PhD, Institute of International Relations Prague / Vice-President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe
Prof. Dr. Andreas Busch, Political Science, University of Goettingen (invited)

Comments:
Prof. Pál Sonnevend, International Law, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest
Márta Pardavi, Co-Chair Hungarian Helsinki Committee
Prof. Dr. Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, Law and Anthropology, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University

Host:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedl, Experimental Phycology, University of Göttingen

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Helmut Hillebrand, Director Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity, University of Oldenburg
Prof. Dr. Daniel Goldmann, Mineral and Waste Processing, TU Clausthal


Comments:
Dr. Ingo Sartorius, Managing Director PlasticsEurope Germany
Dr. Ellen van der Werff, Environmental Psychology, Groningen University


Parallel Workshops

11-12.30 am
Host:
Prof. Dr. Marcel Broersma, Journalistic Culture and Media, University of Groningen

Speakers:
Dr. Anna Christmann, Member of the German Bundestag, Alliance90/The Greens, Speaker for Innovation and Technology (invited)
Prof. Javier Del Ser, PhD, Joint Research Lab on Artificial Intelligence, University of the Basque Country
Prof. Rodolphe Thiebaut, PhD, Deputy Director of the INSERM Research Centre “Bordeaux Population Health”, University of Bordeaux

Comments:
Prof. Raul Vicente Zafra, PhD, Data Science, University of Tartu
Host:
Dr. Katrien van Poeck, Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ghent

Speakers:
Sophia Eriksson Waterschoot, Director for Youth, Education and Erasmus+ in the Directorate General of the European Commission
Prof. Dr. Charlotte Platzer Björkmann, Centre for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University
Prof. Dr. Gjalt de Jong, Sustainable Entrepreneurship in a Circular Society, University of Groningen

Comments:
Dr. Aune Valk, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Tartuu University



Summing Up and Conclusion

12.30 am - 1.30 pm