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JLU's President lecture series

The end of the world as we knew it. And: How we will live tomorrow


The President's lecture series in the winter semester 2020/21 deals with the corona pandemic and its consequences and was designed by Prof. Claus Leggewie. This year's series is organized with the support of the panel.


Kick-off: 16th November 2020, 7:15 pm (Monday)

Prof. Dr. Lothar H. Wieler

President of the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin


"Das Robert Koch-Institut: zentraler Akteur in der Bewältigung der SARS-CoV-2-Pandemie"

Although the pandemic has by no means been tamed, it is time to take an initial interim stock: How has the interaction between science and politics worked? How is communication with the population to be assessed? Where does Germany stand in international comparison?




Livestream from the assembly hall of the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen

Further information on the lecture series can be found in the flyer and the current press release of JLU.



Schedule of the current lecture series:


16th November 2020, 7:15 pm (Monday)

Prof. Dr. Lothar H. Wieler

President of the Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin


Das Robert Koch-Institut: zentraler Akteur in der Bewältigung der SARS-CoV-2-Pandemie



23rd November 2020, 7:15 pm (Monday)

Prof. Dr. Anna-Bettina Kaiser, LL.M. (Cambridge)

Humboldt-University Berlin


Demokratie perdu? Wie man einen Ausnahmezustand beendet



07th December 2020, 7:15 pm (Monday)

Prof. Dr. Sighard Neckel

University of Hamburg


Katastrophenzeit – Wie fundamental muss der gesellschaftliche Wandel sein?



25th January 2021, 7:15 pm (Monday)

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research


Eine Neue Erzählung der Moderne



01st February 2021, 7:15 pm (Monday)

Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind

Bergische Universität Wuppertal; Wuppertal-Institute


Zukunftslabore: Städte als Suchräume für neue Zukünfte?



08th February 2021, 7:15 pm (Monday)

Svenja Schulze

Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety


Aus der Krise lernen: Klima- und Umweltschutz in Zeiten von Corona