Where: Caucasus University / 1, Paata Saakadze St., Tbilisi
When: 12.10.2022 / 15:00
The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Based in Bonn, Germany, the DAAD is part of Germany’s foreign cultural and educational policy (AKBP), which is often described as the “third pillar” of German foreign policy. Following Russia’s attack on Ukraine, it has become necessary to question pre-conceived notions of what this third pillar can – and should – achieve. Characterised as a “paradigm shift” or “fundamental turning point” (Zeitenwende) by German Chancellor Scholz, the Russian attack on Ukraine marked a rupture not only in German Foreign, Security and Defense Policy, but also in the field of AKBP. This lecture will focus on how the events of February 24th, 2022 affected academic exchange and scientific co-operation from a German (and European) point of view, taking a closer look at the German notion of science diplomacy and how it is being rethought in terms of an “international academic realpolitik”.
The lecture will be conducted in the hybrid format via Zoom.
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Meeting ID: 815 4703 1215