Q&A Sessions

Fri, Dec 7, 2012
2 pm
Free admission

Instead of individual lectures, the conference will initiate a series of dialogues in the form of “Question & Answer” sessions.

In a kind of relay, a participant will switch from being a interviewer after 30 minutes – replaced by a new participant – to interviewee. Thus a cultural theorist encounters a philosopher, the philosopher a medical doctor, the doctor an economist... After three rounds, the audience then has the opportunity of posing questions to the interviewee.

Thomas Macho (Impuls),
with: Michael C. Burda economist, professor at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Visiting professor at the European School of Management and Technology; specialist fields: macro-economics, labor economics, and European integration)
Christina von Braun (gender theorist, author, filmmaker; Professor for Cultural Theory at Humboldt-University, Berlin, specialist fields: gender and history)
Eric Brian (sociologist and science historian; Professor at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, specialist fields: Insecurity or the regularity of social phenomena and their scientific objectification)
Ulrike Harms (neurologist, neuroscientist and lecturer at the Charité, Berlin)
Jochen Hörisch (literary and media theorist, Professor for Contemporary German Literature and Qualitative Media Analysis at the University of Mannheim; initiator of the Tilgungsinitiative or debt cancellation initiative
Michael Hutter (economist and sociologist; Professor for Culture, Knowledge and Innovation at the Institute for Sociology at the Technical University Berlin, Director of the Research Unit "Cultural Sources of Innovation" at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Social Research)
Maria-Sibylla Lotter(Private lecturer at the University of Zurich; she is currently deputizing in the chair for philosophy and practical philosophy at the University of Stuttgart)
Wolfgang Pircher (Philosopher, Assistant Professor (Emeritus) at the Institute for Philosophy at the University Vienna, 2011 Senior Fellow at the International College for Culture Research and Media Philosophy at the Bauhaus-University Weimar)
Birger P. Priddat (Philosopher and economist; Professor for Political Economics at the Economics Faculty of the University Witten/Herdecke; specialist field: theory of political economy, future of labor and the history of economic thought)
Tomáš Sedláček (Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at ČSOB, the biggest bank in the Czech Republic; member of the National Economic Council of the Czech Republic and formerly economic advisor to former President Václav Havel)
Leopold Seiler (Asset Manager, specializing in the phenomena of social entropy, which she is seeking to counteract through micro-activities)
Ulrike Vedder (Professor for Contemporary German Literature at Humboldt University Berlin; specialist fields: poetics of knowledge and gender research, cultural transformation of things, the afterlife and museum – media in/and literature)
Elisabeth Weber (Professor for German and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara; translator and editor of several books by Jacques Derrida)