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Scripts in the Media

Event: The US Presidential Election and the Future of Democracy

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 7 pm I  Online discussion via live stream. The US presidential election on November 3 has placed the future of American democracy under scrutiny. The polarization of political parties, the radicalization of the far Left and Right, and attacks on the separation of powers have all increased under Donald Trump’s presidency. Gaps have emerged in the American democratic system and in the checks and balances mandated by the US Constitution. Given this situation, what does the outcome of the election mean for democracy in the United States and how will the results affect Europe and Germany? What conclusions may be drawn for the future of democracy more generally?

Nov 03, 2020

"It is in the younger generation's own interest to contain the virus"

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar sees no contradiction between health protection and economic interests. But now, more than in the first wave, the reasonableness of the younger generation must be appealed to. The article is only available in German. 

Oct 23, 2020

Germany in the Virus Autumn

In the pandemic, Germany faces a loss of control. In the "Das Politikteil"  podcast by Zeit Online, principal investigator Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers explains why Angela Merkel should do more than she does. The podcast is only aviable in German.

Oct 23, 2020

The Hour of the Legislature

The displeasure about the pandemic governments is growing. The parliaments should take the regulations into their own hands, principal investigator Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers and Prof. Dr. Hans Michael Heinig argue in their article. The article is only available in German.

Oct 21, 2020

Right and Wrong in Times of Corona

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers talked with Prof. Dr. Günter Stock about the scope in which compulsory vaccination makes sense, the test of the separation of powers posed by the pandemic and how Germany's role within the EU is changing as a result of the crisis. The video is only available in German.

Oct 19, 2020

Rethinking Liberalism: There is no Freedom Without Society

 Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers on his view of liberalism: a product of political decisions.

Oct 18, 2020

Lukashenko’s Cynical (or Desperate) Overtures to Belarus’s Opposition

President Lukashenko’s meeting with imprisoned opposition members could be consequential for Belarus. Meanwhile, the EU and especially Germany must keep diplomatic channels open to both Minsk and Moscow. An article by Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse. 

Oct 13, 2020

"Talking Science" Podcast: The small difference

The man is the benchmark in medicine - this applies, among other things, to research into new drugs and in the treatment of heart attacks. How can this be changed?  Principle investigator Prof. Gülay Çağlar and Prof. Gertraud Stadler from the Berlin Charité and talk about this in the "Talking Science" podcast. The podcast is only available in German. 

Oct 13, 2020

"A consistent focus on domestic reforms is the most direct way to strengthen Ukraine"

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse gave an interview  on the influence of the corona pandemic, the current political situation and the future of Ukraine.

Oct 12, 2020

Women in Economics: A "fight against unconscious discrimination"

Why women are less likely than men to be awarded a professorship in economics despite equal performance and how discrimination can be prevented - an interview with pricipal investigator Prof. Dr. Dorothea Kübler and Prof. Dr. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln. The interview is onyl aviable in German.

Oct 07, 2020

Steffen Mau on the 30th Anniversary of the German Reunification

The third October marked the 30th anniversary of German reunification. Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau spoke to various newspapers about the GDR heritage, its chances and presisting inequalities between East and West. The articles are only available in German. 

Oct 03, 2020

How the Economy Influences Science

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Christian Volk gave an assessment of the current situation of research funding at Deutschlandfunk Kultur. The article is only aviable in German.  

Oct 01, 2020

The Gateway to Mecca

The port city of Jeddah in what is now Saudi Arabia has been a hub for pilgrimages, trade and much more for many centuries.  Prof. Dr. Ulrike Freitag spoke in the podcast "Tell me a History" about Jeddah's history and present. The podcast is only available in German. 

Sep 28, 2020

"We are much further than we have ever been"

Currently, there is a polarization of the political discourse in Germany, but no systemic problem, said Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers in an interview with Deutschlandfunk. Only when systems topple over and the political discussion no longer functions, as in the USA, Great Britain, Hungary or Turkey,  it is time to worry. The interview is only available in German.

Sep 27, 2020

EU to Russia: Stay Out of Belarus!

The European Union and its member states should put maximum pressure on Russia to follow their example and not meddle with the internal affairs of Belarus. Let the Belarusians deal with their own situation. An article by principal investigator Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel and principal investigator Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse.

Sep 24, 2020

Preview: SCRIPTS @ Humboldt Lab

Together with 6 other research clusters, Scripts will inaugurate the newly created Humboldt Laboratory on December 12, 2020. In a joint, innovative exhibition concept, not only will the works of the individual projects be presented, but also connections will be shown and placed in an active dialogue with the visitor. Before the opening, the Tagesspiegel has already gained a first impression. The article is only available in German.

Sep 22, 2020

"A special East German identity still exists"

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau on existing differences between East and West 30 years after German reunification. The interview is only available in German. 

Sep 18, 2020

"Putin wants to support the Lukashenko system"

Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse on the Russian pledge of financial resources to Belarus President Aljaksandr Lukaschenko. The interview is only available in German.

Sep 15, 2020

Diversionary Tactics and Accusations

Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse on the EU's relationship with Russia in the light of the attack on the Russian oppositional Alexei Navalny and the worsening situation in Belarus. The article is only available in German.

Sep 12, 2020

Ruthless Neighbor: How to Deal With Putin's Russia?

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Gewndolyn Sasse on the question of what options are available to Germany and the EU to respond to the attempted assassination of Alexei Navalny. The interview is only available in German.

Sep 12, 2020