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Research Across Borders: Moving Forward (EN)

09.06.2020 | 17:00 - 18:00

While the world practices social distancing and borders are closed to contain a virus, multilateral collaboration and internationalization – for centuries an imperative of higher education and research – faces unprecedented difficulties. All of a sudden, the globalized research community needs to defend itself against tendencies to re-nationalize research, and our practices of knowledge transfer, cooperation, exchange, and tackling global challenges are subject to change. How are researchers around the world experiencing their current situation? How might we rethink networks and partnerships? And what lessons are we learning right now that can help us establish even stronger networks for the future?

 We invite you to join us for this one-hour conversation – from our homes and across all time zones. Share a community moment with fellow researchers and academic administrators worldwide, bring your experiences to the table, and discuss the research networks of tomorrow.

Prof. Verena Blechinger-Talcott, Vice President International at Freie Universität Berlin, and Dr. Thomas Hesse, Deputy Secretary General of the Humboldt Foundation will be in conversation with

  • Prof. Dr. Gloria Chicote, PI at the Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America (Mecila), Brazil / Argentina
  • Dr. Esra Demir-Gürsel, Georg Forster Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin’s Faculty of Law, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Director of the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) at the American University, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Egodi Uchendu, Professor of History and Director of the Centre for Policy Studies and Research at the University of Nigeria.


When? Tuesday, June 09th, 2020, 5 – 6:30 pm CET

Where? In Cyberspace – please sign up at https://ssl2.cms.fu-berlin.de/fu-berlin/en/sites/internationalweek/PM-anmeldung-research-across-borders and we will send you the login data in due course!


This event is part of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s #ResearchAcrossBorders campaign and part of Freie Universität Berlin’s International Week 2020 (www.fu-berlin.de/internationalweek).