Empathy in Stormy Times - Empathy Conference - Day 2

This symposium is about evaluating empathy in its medical-psychological, but also in its social practice. These are questions about cohesion, about how much differentiation we can expect of ourselves without suffering damage. What do institutions that have empathy written all over them tell us when we examine them? What reality is hidden behind the faith in Jesus, which is a faith in sacrifice, if we experience the church as a protection of perpetrators? What does the new foundation of PEN Berlin tell us about empathy? And an evaluation that concerns us all: What has Corona shown in terms of reality? Do we all need to rework?


Prof. Dr. Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer is research director of the Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, where she heads the research section "Child Public Health".

Father Klaus Mertes is a Jesuit, high school teacher and author. He gained notoriety primarily by drawing attention to sexual abuse cases there in the 1970s and 1980s in 2010, when he was acting rector at the Jesuit grammar school Canisius-Kolleg Berlin. His revelations were instrumental in exposing sexualized violence in the Catholic Church.

Deniz Yücel is a journalist, Turkey correspondent for the WeltN24 group and spokesman for PEN Berlin. His one-year pre-trial detention in a Turkish high-security prison for alleged terror propaganda caused a worldwide sensation.

Stella Nyanzi is a Ugandan gender researcher, medical anthropologist and feminist. In 2017, she was imprisoned after insulting Ugandan government leader Yoweri Museveni and his wife and the country's education minister, Janet Museveni, in a dispute over monthly hygiene products for girls. Nyanzi was released in February 2020. She has been living in exile in Germany since January 2022.

Jana Luntz is Director of Nursing at the University Hospital in Dresden, Nursing Manager of the Year 2021 and a member of the Presidium of the German Nursing Council.

In the context of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg
In the context of the 12th Empathy Conference

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Date: 05.11.2022

Time: 10:00


12th Empathy Conference - Day 2

Event type:

Conference Geist Heidelberg Lecture

Prices plus fees
Regular 24,90 €
Reduced 19,90 €
Member 14,90 €