The Forum for International Cultural Relationes places current research topics in a broader context. In a dialogue between science, culture, politics and the media, it provides food for thought and attempts to link topics, questions and opinions. The main topics include cultural relations in Europe, migration, art and cultural exchange, human rights.
The trends towards Industry 4.0, implications, potentials and risks of artificial intelligence such as data protection, business ethics and autonomy of AI systems. Lecture by Marc Kujath, Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation.
People around the world use social media to freely express their opinions. Others misuse it for misinformation and hate campaigns. So social media has the potential to contribute to free and fair elections. How can the attempt to undermine democracy and elections be stopped?
Climate change is the biggest and most all-encompassing global crisis of our time. It stands for the misuse of fossil fuels, the exploitation of natural livelihoods, declining biodiversity and irreversibly damaged habitats. Climate change is also a geopolitical challenge: it fuels socio-political instability, creates migratory pressures, exacerbates global inequality, endangers human rights and puts peace in the world at risk. Those economies that contribute most to the crisis are least affected by the consequences. And countries that are only now developing economically want to use resources in the same way as already industrialised countries. With its Green Deal, the European Union claims a pioneering role in climate protection. Does it have solutions ready for structural inequality and the unequal distribution of social, economic and political opportunities?
In three webtalks, experts discussed the cornerstones of climate ethics, concepts for climate justice and the challenges and perspectives of migration induced by the climate crisis.