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MSCL Colloquium – Clara Kühner, M. Sc.

We would like to invite you to our next virtual MSCL Colloquium on October 18th at 13:00.

Ms. Kühner will tackle the question Why don’t we act in times of planetary crisis? Explaining cognitive action barriers from a climate psychology perspective. Climate scientists agree that the climate crisis poses an existential threat to humanity. Although this knowledge has now reached large parts of society, the collective climate protection measures taken are far from sufficient. What is holding back policy makers, society, and individuals from taking action? The talk will introduce various cognitive action barriers, such as the principle of cognitive dissonance, the bystander effect or the single action bias

Ms. Kühner is the MSCL’s Evaluation Coordinator. She studied psychology at the LMU and the University of Bamberg, focusing on work and organizational psychology and social psychology. She recently submitted her doctoral thesis on the connections between work and employee well-being to the University of Leipzig and is expected to receive her PhD at the end of 2022. Her work combines various statistical methods such as diary studies and meta-analyses. Parallel to her dissertation, Clara worked in a consulting company until 2022, gave lectures on work and organizational psychology at the FOM University of Applied Sciences, and has been invited by various institutions (e.g., The Akademie für Politische Bildung) to give talks and workshops on climate psychology.

This is an online event carried out in English. However, questions in German are also welcomed. We look forward to your participation in our lively after-talk discussion! If you haven’t yet, please register here in advance.

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MSCL Colloquium – Dr. Jeanne Rubner 

Our next MSCL Colloquium is already on September 13th at 12:00.

We will welcome Dr. Jeanne Rubner to lead the discussion on „TUM und andere Hochschulen: Welche Rolle spielen sie bei der Kommunikation von Wissen?“ (“TUM and other universities: What is their role in communicating knowledge?”)

Dr. Rubner is the Vice President of Global Communication and Public Engagement, as well as the department head of the Corporate Communications Center at TUM.

For the last ten years Dr. Rubner, who holds a doctorate in physics, has headed the tri-medial editorial section covering Knowledge and Education (“Wissen und Bildung aktuell”) at Bayerischer Rundfunk, Bavaria’s public broadcasting service. She also teaches Scientific Communication at the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy (“Hochschule für Politik München”). In 2012 she concluded more than 20 years as an editor at the German daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. In 2019 the German Physical Society awarded her its Medal for Natural Science Journalism.

This is a virtual event held in German. However, questions in English are also welcomed. Please register here in advance: https://lmu-munich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lcOCprT4iG90-tfPP5HwyAFzGk8dzZ7JL

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We look forward to your participation in our lively after-talk discussion!

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MSCL Colloquium – Maike Voss

We would like to invite you to our next MSCL Colloquium on September 6th at 14:00.

Maike Voss (MPH) will be discussing the challenges and opportunities in political communication about planetary health and how to drive transformative options for actions.

Maike Voss is a health scientist and the managing director of the Center for Planetary Health Policy (CPHP) – a new collaborative think tank initiative by the German Alliance on Climate Change and Health (Deutsche Allianz Klimawandel und Gesundheit e.V. KLUG). Previously, she led the Global Health Governance Research Group at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. Her research focuses on the governance of global and planetary health and addresses interactions between health, climate change, and security. She is a founding member of Women in Global Health, served on the Steering Committee of the German Alliance for Global Health Research 2021-2022, and was appointed to the Lancet Commission for Synergies between Health Security, Universal Health Coverage and Health Promotion in 2018. She teaches at several German universities, including Bremen, Bielefeld, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and is a freelance presenter. Before joining SWP, she was a research associate at the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research at the University of Bremen.

This is a virtual event held in German. However, questions in English are also welcomed. Please register here in advance.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We look forward to your participation in our lively after-talk discussion!

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MSCL Colloquium – Prof. Dr. Julia Pongratz

We would like to invite you to our next MSCL Colloquium on July 26th 12:00.

Prof. Dr. Julia Pongratz will speak about the Challenges in the Discourse about Carbon Capture and Storage: Improving Technological Mitigation without Risking Rebound Effects. With the Paris Agreement, many countries in the world have committed themselves to implementing methods of “Carbon Dioxide Removal”. Prof. Dr. Pongratz will discuss the opportunities and risks associated with this emerging field of climate science and policy.

Prof. Pongratz is a professor and chair in the Department of Physical Geography and Land Use Systems department at LMU and the Director of the Department of Geography at LMU.

This is an online event carried out in English. However, questions in German are also welcomed. We look forward to your participation in our lively after-talk discussion! If you haven’t yet, please register in advance here.

If you missed the event, you can still watch Prof. Pongratz’s presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DaIVsOoyIY

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MSCL Colloquium – Prof. Dr. Dominique Brossard

We would like to invite you to our next MSCL Colloquium on July 12th at 16:00.

Prof. Dr. Dominique Brossard will lead a discussion on her paper “Science Communication During Covid-19: When Theory Meets Practice, and Best Practices Meet Reality”. Prof. Brossard is a professor and chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an affiliate of the UW-Madison Robert & Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, the UW-Madison Center for Global Studies, and the Morgridge Institute for Research. This will be a virtual event in English. Please register here in advance.

To stay updated on the MSCL activities, subscribe to our email list here: https://www.mscl.de/mailing-list/ .

If you missed the event, you can still watch Prof. Brossard’s presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuXzvgb3oSI

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MSCL Colloquium – Dr. Kavoori

We would like to invite you to our next MSCL Colloquium on June 28th from 11:00 to 12:00.

Dr. Anandam Kavoori will speak on his current paper “Towards a Successful Science/ Environmental Communication Pedagogy”. In this paper, Dr. Kavoori will discuss problems and prospects in teaching science / environmental storytelling and literacy in the classroom over a ten-year period. He will draw on his experience teaching students in the United States and in several international settings, including Austria, Cambodia, Costa Rica, India, Ecuador, and Mexico. Dr. Kavoori is a Professor at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia.

This discussion will be in English in a hybrid format – if you would like to attend in person, please email us at info@mscl.de. Otherwise, please register here in advance.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the colloquium.

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MSCL Colloquium – Dr. Thassilo Franke

This June, we are kicking off our Tuesday’s MSCL Colloquiums series – an open place for discussion and academic reflection on science communication and planetary health. The aim is to have an open space for intellectual thought and reflection on this multidisciplinary topic for the community, students, and practitioners.

With this, we would like to invite you to the first talk of the series “Discussing Science: what works in which format to target whom. Is it possible to achieve the holy grail of science communication?” by Dr. Thassilo Franke, taking place virtually on June 21st, 2022 at 14:00.

Science is important, science arouses keen interest in society, and science should be communicated and discussed. The question is: how? What ingredients go into the soup that makes up good science communication? How long do I cook until even the hard-to-digest ingredients are digestible? How do I dose spices like humor, irony, and provocation? How do I adjust the ingredients to the tastes of the time – or is that even necessary? How do I give the soup my own distinctive flavor? How do I garnish it and to whom do I want to serve it? And – last but not least – how do I find out if everyone liked it?

Discuss these and other questions with Dr. Franke, Science Communicator at MSCL and Senior Researcher at BIOTOPIA – Natural History Museum of Bavaria.

We encourage you to participate and ask you to register in advance here. This session will be held in German.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the colloquium.

To stay updated on the MSCL activities, subscribe to our email list here: https://www.mscl.de/mailing-list/ .

If you missed the event, you can still watch Dr. Franke’s presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2aomUOq12o