Climate Activism in Research and Teaching

Sabine von Mering, Ph.D.

Schloss, SN 163

A talk about climate activism and economic. Sabine von Mehring, Brandeis University, USA, is talking about the challenges that students and teachers have to overcome.

The climate crisis and the multi-million dollar denial of the climate crisis have been putting pressure on science and teaching for many years. At the same time, the privilege of knowing about the connections between global warming, extreme weather events, and social injustice is increasingly causing scientists and students to realize that it is not enough to establish environmental studies courses and sustainable cafeterias. Many students can graduate without ever being exposed to climate issues. At the same time, many lecturers feel insufficiently qualified to integrate climate change topics into their courses and fear for the loss of research funding.

Sabine von Mering, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for German and European Studies (CGES) and Professor of German and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University, USA. She is currently working on a Handbook of Global Climate Activism. Her English translation of Luisa Neubauer and Alexander Repenning’s „Vom Ende der Klimakrise“ will be published in 2023. As Director of the CGES she organizes lectures, conferences, and cultural events in the interest of promoting transatlantic dialogue, and hosts the popular CGES Online online seminar series. Professor von Mering is a local affiliate with the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. She is the 2022 recipient of the Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize.

The event is aimed at Studium Oecologicum students and anyone interested in attending. The lecture will be given in German.