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Science Diplomacy, Academic Freedom, and the New Role of Universities

October 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am EDT

On October 5, the ACG, the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the German Center for Research and Innovation will host a breakfast briefing with Prof. Dr. Julia von Blumenthal, President of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Julia von Blumenthal has been the President of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since October 1, 2022. From 1989 to 1996, she studied Political Sciences, Law, and Slavonic Studies (Russian Studies) in Heidelberg and Hamburg. She received her Doctorate in 2001 and her Habilitation in Political Sciences in 2007 from the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (today the Helmut Schmidt University).

After a visiting fellowship in Canberra and a deputy professorship at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, she held a fixed-term professorship for German and comparative politics at the Justus Liebig University Giessen. Prof. Dr. von Blumenthal has been a Professor of German Politics at the Department of Social Sciences of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 2009. She has served as Dean of Studies and afterwards as Dean of the Faculty of Arts III. In 2014, she became the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. From October 2018 to October 2022, she was President of the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). As a political scientist, she has researched German politics, especially on federalism and parliaments and on the role of higher education institutions in integrating refugees.


October 5, 2023
8:00 am - 9:30 am
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