Does science get the crisis?

Within the largest "social experiment" since the Second World War, the Corona pandemic, the notorious ivory tower of science became a beacon of public reason for many. Politics and society turned their gaze to the judgments of experts, scientists, and facts produced under crisis conditions.

Is the division of labour between science and politics under scrutiny? How does crisis management succeed scientifically? What dangers are posed by pseudo-science, "fake news" and attention-seeking? Does science get the crisis?

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

Moderation: Dr. Werner Bartens(SZ Wissen)

In the context of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg.

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Date: 03.12.2021

Time: 20:00


The new role of science in society and politics

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Geist Heidelberg In dialogue

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