Democracy is not Rocket Science. Or Vice Versa.

30. March 2022
The workshop takes place Wednesday from 09.30 to 11.00 CET. It comprises 6 meetings on 30 March / 06 - 13 - 20 April / 11 - 18 May 2022. In order to allow for a joint learning process, the participants should be able to attend all meetings.

Science, Academia and Democracy – an Introduction.

The highly interactive workshop aims to clarify the ties between science, academia and democracy. In each of the six meetings the participants take part in a new activity which addresses specific aspects of how science/academia support or obstruct freedom and equality. In addition, the participants discuss the reasons why we as a society are upholding the current scientific system/academic regime and what makes us challenge the status quo by engaging in real-life changes.

Who can attend?

The course is open to any person who is interested in the relation between science and democracy. The number of participants is limited to 20 as this allows for a good interaction/activities/discussion within small groups and within the plenary. We will issue a certificate to everyone who continually participated in the workshop. No ECTS can be credited.

Who organises the workshop?  The workshop is jointly organized by Dr.-Ing. André Baier and Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman.

  • Dr.-Ing. André Baier coordinates the Sustainability Certificate for Students at TU Berlin and offers the series of TINS_D courses including the course on Critical Sustainability.
  • Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman developed the Betzavta Method and was part of the team that funded the Adam Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the director of it for more than 30 years.


Registration for the Workshop:

 How to apply? – Short motivational letter until 25 March. Follow the link below – Decision on 26 March 2022

Motivational letter: Please fill in the application form on the website of the workshop and describe in some sentences 1) who you are, 2) why you want to participate, 3) if you will be able to participate at all dates or which dates you will miss and 4) if you have the technical capacity/willingness to show yourself in a videoconference. We will select the participants in such a way as to ensure a broad diversity of all participants.

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