Events 2022-23

Most CGES Online and hybrid events are recorded. Explore upcoming Fall 2022 events listed below, or browse through the 2021 & Spring 2022 CGES Online Events. Get direct access to a list of all recorded webinars on CGES Online's Echo360 website by clicking the button below. 

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Fall 2022

Book cover in sepia tones with the text "In Hitler's Munich"

October 7, 2022

CGES Online Event

Drawing on a wealth of previously unknown documents, Michael Brenner will talk about how Hitler and his followers terrorized Munich’s Jews and were aided by politicians, judges, police, and ordinary residents. He shows how the city’s Jews responded to the antisemitic backlash in many different ways—by declaring their loyalty to the state, by avoiding public life, or by abandoning the city altogether.

3 students walking with backpacks laughing

October 12, 2022

CGES Co-Sponsored Online Event

The goal of this webinar is to explore ways in which linguistic bias, standard language ideologies and monolingual assumptions affect various aspects of higher education. One of the challenges with pursuing linguistic justice at the university level is to balance multilingual ideologies and a linguistically additive approach with the pragmatic and very real linguistic needs of multilingual students from diverse language backgrounds, be they international or domestic students who seek to master the language of the academy.

Map of the world in green with sustainable energy sources on top

October 13, 2022

CGES Online Event

Join us for a conversation with Professor Annette Kehnel, author of "Wir Konnten auch Anders" (We Did Do Things Differently Once): Communities that functioned based on sharing on the Monte Subiaco in Italy, sustainable fishing at Lake Constance, the economy of transient grazing among Alpine shepherds in the south of France, banks providing microcredit in Bologna (Monti di Pietà), crowdfunding for the famous bridge in Avignon; second-hand markets in Paris, “Cities of ladies” in the middle of medieval Antwerp or Bruges, where women built and shared urban space, planted self-sufficient gardens: Pre-modern history is full of inspiring and amazing examples that are ripe for rediscovery. And we urgently need them as today’s challenges – finite resources, the twilight of consumerism, growing inequality – are pressing.

Image of climate activists at a rally holding a large sign

October 18, 2022

CGES Online Event

The scientific facts about the climate and ecological crisis have been known for a long time, and yet societies have not been able to take action at the necessary scale. In this lecture Lea Dohm presents the psychological mechanisms beneath the insufficient action, and possible strategies to respond in a healthy way. She also shows how people in Germany are organizing in order to move towards a societal transformation towards a more just and sustainable future, and what everyone, but especially those in the health professions can contribute. 

Sebastian Seiffert speaking on a podium at a climate action event.

November 14, 2022

CGES Online Event

We’re getting better and better in describing the horror we’re heading for in terms of a climate catastrophe – but yet, most scientists are deeply into business as usual. Some even more than ever before. Is it our moral obligation to speak up?  Are we even qualified in doing so?  And what challenges are we facing with that – especially after the eruptive events of the past three years. This workshop intends to tackle these questions – together.

Past Events

Pastel painting of a German town with a church and 2 other buildings and writing as a watermark in the background.

September 29, 2022

CGES In-Person Event

Using a unique source, a newsletter compiled by Jewish refugees about their hometown in south Germany, this talk poses new questions about memory and memory politics immediately after the Holocaust.

Man in a business suit holding various icons for energy in his hands

September 22, 2022

CGES Online Event

This webinar will discuss how the war in Ukraine and the energy and climate crises are connected. We will explore the main causes, the actions taken, and those to be taken in the future. In May 2022, the European Commission adopted the RePowerEU plan to reduce dependency on Russian fossil fuels. We will discuss how effective this plan will be for helping to stop the war and solve the energy crisis, and what risks and opportunities it carries for the clean energy transition in Europe and globally.

Book cover for Identitti

September 20, 2022

CGES Online Event

Join us for our first Authors in Conversation this academic year, co-hosted by the Goethe Institut Boston. Mithu Sanyal is the author of Identitti - and Alta L.Price's English translation of the book was just published. The two will discuss the book, a darkly comedic tour de force that showcases the outsized power of social media in the current debates about identity politics and the power of claiming your own voice.

Picture of a photo box with images in it

Photo Credit: Natyada Tawonsri

September 19, 2022

CGES Online Event

The facilitators of the workshop series “Getting to know each other – despite everything!” which was held at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial (Hamburg, Germany) between 2016 and 2018 will present their unique approach to leading dialogue sessions about family history, explore possibilities and limitations of such encounters and how their findings could be applied in other dialogue groups.

Image of a factory at sunset

September 13, 2022

CGES Online Event

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the energy crisis that followed have underlined Europe’s fatal dependence on fossil energy imports, whether oil and gas from Russia or LNG from Qatar. Europe can only get out of this quandary by accelerating the transition towards 100 percent renewables.

4 hands of different skin tones holding on to each other

September 7, 2022

CGES Online Event

Join us for a presentation from Dr. Cihan Sinanoğlu, who leads the National Discrimination- and Racism Monitor (NaDiRa) at DeZIM-Institut in Berlin, Germany.

Event Recommendations (not hosted by CGES)

Logo of the World Jewish Congress Blue on white background

May 19, 2022

At a virtual World Jewish Congress event titled “Antisemitism on Social Media: Challenges for Academics and Policy-makers,” academics, representatives from social media companies, the United Nations, UNESCO and the European Commission came together to explore the complex phenomenon. 

The event coincided with the recently published book Antisemitism on Social Media (Routledge, 2022), edited by Monika Hübscher, a doctoral candidate at the University of Haifa, Israel, and research associate at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, and Sabine von Mering, professor of German and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and director of the Center for German and European Studies, at Brandeis University. 

Both of them spoke at the online forum, which addressed possible solutions to this threat.

Book cover for Antisemitism on Social Media

July 28, 2022

The interdisciplinary volume addresses how social media with its technology and business model has revolutionised the dissemination of antisemitism and how this impacts not only victims of antisemitic hate speech but also society at large. The book gives insight into case studies on different platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, and Telegram. It also demonstrates how social media is weaponized through the dissemination of antisemitic content by political actors from the right, the left, and the extreme fringe, and critically assesses existing counter-strategies.