The “Frankfurt Interdisciplinary Debate”, which originated as a blog post, is from now on going to be held as a series of panel discussions. The debate’s initiators take up how different academic disciplines view current questions regarding “The future post-COVID-19”. The “Frankfurt Interdisciplinary Debate” panel discussions is going to kick off on Wednesday, 12 May, at 18:00 CET.
“The Frankfurt debate came into being in the context of the Corona pandemic with the aim of shedding light on such challenges from the perspective of many academic disciplines, bringing experts into conversation with each other, letting them learn from each other and also argue,” says Jan Pieter Krahnen, Director of the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE. “We are holding on to this idea with a view to a 'Future Post-COVID-19' – and in the form of a live version of the debate, which will start as a digital event under the current conditions.”
The relaunch of the debate is about the "future of solidarity"
In addition to SAFE, the founding institutions of the “Frankfurt Debate” blog, which began in 2020, include the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), the Research Centre of Goethe University Frankfurt "Normative Orders”, and the "Cardio-Pulmonary Institute" (CPI) Cluster of Excellence at the Universities of Frankfurt and Giessen together with the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research. These institutions are also sponsoring the new series of events.
Thus, the panel of the "Frankfurt Live Debate" will again consist of PRIF executive director Nicole Deitelhoff, Stefanie Dimmeler representing the CPI as well as Rainer Forst and Klaus Günther from “Normative Orders”, in addition to Jan Krahnen. In this line-up, the disciplines of economics, political science, natural science, law, and philosophy are firmly represented at the debate. Beginning in May 2021 on the topic of “The Future of Solidarity”, the panel will meet at regular intervals to scrutinize the interaction and cohesion of society, business, and politics beyond the acute Corona crisis. The first upcoming round of debates will be moderated by Doris Renck, a journalist from Hessischer Rundfunk.