22. ilb 07. - 17.09.2022

Programmsparten: Science and the Humanities

Yassin al-Haj Saleh

Yassin al-Haj Saleh born in 1961 in Raqqa, is a Syrian writer. At 18, he was arrested for being a member of the Communist Party and spent the next 16 years as a political prisoner. Since his release, he has been committed to democratic reform and against the acceptance of

Yanis Varoufakis

born in 1961 in Athens, Greece, he obtained an MSc in mathematical economics and statistics and a PhD in economics in 1987, and has had many international teaching appointments. From January to July 2015, Varoufakis was Greece’s minister of finance, and in 2016 he co-founded the Democracy in Europe 2025

Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo was born in 1973 and grew up in southern China. She studied at the Film Academy of Beijing and the National Film and Television School in London. As a prizewinning, but censorship-restricted writer of screenplays, she initially published several acclaimed and widely translated novels. In 2002, Guo moved

Wolfram Eilenberger

born in 1972, has his doctorate in philosophy and is a publicist and a writer. One of his aims is to apply philosophical ides to various aspects of modern-day life. He has also written books about soccer and the German crime series »Tatort«. His most recent book describes the dramatic

Winfred Kaminski

born in 1948, studied philosophy, German language & literature and education. As head of the Institute for Media Research at Cologne University of Applied Sciences, he looks primarily into computer games and their forms of utilisation. Together with Martin Lorber, Kaminski set up the event series »Clash of Realities« in

Wladimir Kaminer

Wladimir Kaminer was born in 1967 in Moscow. After studying to be a sound engineer for theatre and radio, he studied dramaturgy at the Moscow Institute of Theatre. In 1990, he moved to East Berlin in what was at that point still the GDR. After being assigned a place in

William Martin

born in Maryland in 1957, studied Biology at the technical university of Hanover. Completed his diploma in Botany in 1985 and achieved his doctorate at the Max-Planck-Institute in Cologne in 1988. One year later, Martin moved to Braunschweig, where he worked at the institute for genetics and conducted research on

Viola Roggenkamp

Viola Roggenkamp was born in 1948 in Hamburg and is a German Jew. She studied psychology, philosophy and music, has travelled extensively through Asia and lived for several years in India as well as in Israel in 1989-91. In 1976 she became a freelance author for »Die Zeit« for more

Ute Frevert

Ute Frevert was born in 1954 in Lippe and studied history and social science in Münster, Bielefeld and at the London School of Economics. In 1982, she achieved her doctorate from the University of Bielefeld, where she then submitted her habilitation thesis in modern history in 1989. Following that she

Ulrike Draesner

born in 1962, studied in Germany and England. She lives as a freelance writer in Berlin. Her work comprises novels (»Sieben Sprünge vom Rand der Welt«, 2014; tr. Seven jumps from the edge of the world), short stories (»Richtig liegen«, 2011; tr. Being tracked), poems (»Subsong«, 2014) and essays (»Heimliche

Ulrike Kluge

Is a professor of psychological and medical integration and migration research at the Charité in Berlin. There, she heads the Intercultural Center for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (ZIPP) and, together with Andreas Heinz, the Transcultural Psychiatry research group. She studied psychology and ethnology at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, the »Escola Superior de

Ulrich Dirnagl

is a German neuroscientist and his research focuses are stroke, cerebral blood flow regulation and brain imaging. Since 1999, he is Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at the Charité in Berlin and founding director of the QUEST Center (Center for Transforming Biomedical Research) of the Berlin Institute of Health. He is