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The University is Becoming More Diverse

Lecture series on equality and diversity in Economics and Behavioral Sciences starting on 16 May 2019

Freiburg, May 10, 2019

The University is Becoming More Diverse

Photo: Thomas Kunz

The third sex, #metoo, the gender pay gap, and headscarf bans are just a few catchphrases coming up during the latest societal debate on equality and diversity. At universities too, these issues fuel controversy. The lecture series "Gleichstellung und Diversität in den Wirtschafts- und Verhaltenswissenschaften" ("Equality and Diversity in Economics and the Behavioral Sciences") would like to establish a bridge between societal and academic debates on these topics. The weekly lectures will be held Thursdays, starting at 4:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall 3044, Collegiate Building III, Platz der Universität 3. The series opens on 16 May 2019 with a lecture by Anna-Lena Forster, a two-time paralympics medal winner and psychology student at the University of Freiburg.

On 23 May 2019 Sharzad Mohammadi will then give a report about "Projekt Bike Bridge" which is dedicated to teaching refugee women to cycle. Dr. Antje Schrupp will give a lecture entitled "Grundeinkommen und Care-Revolution – Feministische Impulse für aktuelle ökonomische Debatten" ("Basic Income and Care Revolution – Feminist Stimuli for Current Economic Debates") on 27 June 2019. The next session, on 4 July 2019, will address the topic of internationalization at the university. Almut Schnerring and Sascha Verlan will wrap up the series on 11 July 2019 with a talk on the issue of "Gender Marketing."

Lecture Series Program (German)


Prof. Dr. Evelyn Ferstl
Institute of Psychology
University of Freiburg
Tel.: 0761/203-4933

Prof. Dr. Ann-Kathrin Seemann
Institute of Economics
University of Freiburg
Tel.: 0761/203-9463