Alumni to Newbies “International career & networks in an era of political instability and polarization”

TUM: Junge Akademie and TUM-Graduate School present a panel debate with top researchers at Campus Garching.

In times of Brexit, “America First” and growing nationalist movements throughout Europe, Turkey, Brazil and other parts of the world – in what extent will political developments and political decision makers influence scientific freedom, scientific responsibility and the research agenda, especially of public institutions? How will the so called “US Muslim Ban”, the political and economic sanctions against Iran and Russia affect international research collaborations and research mobility? Will the developments affect the careers and opportunities of current and future generations of researchers worldwide? How important are international networks and how can they be maintained in an era of political instability and polarization?

On Thursday, 29 November 2018, TUM: Junge Akademie and TUM Graduate School cordially invite you to an exciting panel debate on the opportunities and potential pitfalls of international research collaborations and how research will be handled in uncertain times.

Our discussants are leading scientists who have gathered vast international experience both academically and personally throughout their careers:

  • Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs, TUM School of Governance (Environment and Climate Policy)
  • Prof. Dr. Alexey Bulgakov, TUM Ambassador 2018, Professor of Construction Management Southwest State University, Kursk, Russia
  • Dr. Lior Herman, Department of International Relations (International political economy) of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Prof. Dr. Maximilian Schiffer, TUM School of Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management

The event will take place in an informal setting on 29.11.2018, 6:30 pm at TUM Graduate School (Boltzmannstr. 17) in Garching. Snacks and drinks will be provided. (Places are limited.)

Please register until Sunday, 25 November 2018 via e-mail to (e-mail subject: “A2N Registration”). Please include your complete name and department / chair / research group.