Berlin Talks on Demography

Berlin Talks on Demography

With this format, the Robert Bosch Stiftung invites well-known experts from politics, science, business, and society to Berlin to talk about and exchange ideas on alternating subjects related to demography. The one-and-a-half hour talks helps to increase awareness, but also offers primarily impetuses for initiatives and measures with the selected group of participants consisting of decision makers from politics, science, and business.

XIV. “I Am Also Part of the City!" - How Child Friendly Are Our Cities Really?

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Guests: Dorothee Bär, spokeswoman for the CDU/CSU parliamentary party’s family policy, Olaf Scholz, mayor of Hamburg, Professor Hans Bertram, microsociologist at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin
Date: February 18, 2013

XIII. Impoverished Children – Family Policy in Problem Neighborhoods

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Guest: Christine Haderthauer, Bavarian State Minister for Labor, Social Affairs, Family and Women; Heinz Buschkowsky, District Mayor of Berlin-Neukölln
Date: April 13, 2010

XII. Competition for Bright Minds - Universities in the Demographic Change

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Wolfgang Tiefensee, Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, and Commissioner for the New Federal States; Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Minister of Science, Research and Culture in Brandenburg; Prof. Dr. Margret Wintermantel, President of the German Rectors' Conference; Hanna Gleiß, Student of Affaires Internationales at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris
Date: May 5, 2009

XI. Women wanted! Demographic Change as Advancement Opportunity?

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Guests: Professor Dr. Jutta Limbach, former president of the Federal Constitutional Court; Professor Dr. Jürgen Kluge, responsible for McKinsey’s worldwide recruiting, Julia Jäkel, managing director of G+J Exclusive Living.
Date: December 4, 2008

X. Brandenburg and Bavaria - Federal States, a Single Challenge

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Guests: Günther Beckstein (CSU), Bavarian Minister President, and his counterpart Matthias Platzeck (SPD) from Brandenburg.
Date: February 12, 2008

IX. Modern Men and New Family Policies

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Guest: Ursula von der Leyen,
Federal Minister of Family Affairs
Date: October 1, 2007

VIII. Investing in the Family - No Money for Demography?

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Guest: Peer Steinbrück,
Federal Minister of Finance
Date: April 18, 2007

VII. Old Rope or Grey Miracle: How will Germany Age?

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Guests: Matthias Horx, futurologist; Philipp Mißfelder, Member of the Bundestag and National President of Junge Union, and former Federal Minister for Seniors Professor Ursula Lehr
Date: March 8, 2007

VI. Old Mothers, Tired Men - Demography and Medicine

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Guests: Andrea Fischer, former Minister of Health; Dr. Bettina Pfüller, senior physician for reproductive medicine at the fertility clinic of Charité University Hospital in Berlin; and Rolf Bach, Head of the joint Central Adoption Agency for Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, and Schleswig-Holstein
Date: December 14, 2006

V. Demographic Change as an Opportunity

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Guests: Dr. Michael Schlesinger, Director and Chief Economist of Prognos AG in Basle; Andreas Storm MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Research; Professor Manfred Prenzel, who headed Germany's PISA group in 2003 and 2006
Date: October 25, 2006

IV. Is Having Children a Religious Issue?

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Guests: Margot Käßmann, Protestant bishop; Dr. Christoph Bockamp, head of the Opus Dei prelature in Germany; Gisela Trommsdorff, professor of developmental psychology and comparative cultures at the University of Constance
Date: May 3, 2006

III. Strong Families as an Economic Factor

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Guests: Hans-Werner Sinn, President of the ifo Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung and member of the expert commission on “The Family and Demographic Change”; Ludwig Georg Braun, President of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) and member of the Board of Trustees of Robert Bosch Stiftung; Roland Berger, founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, and Paul B. Baltes, Director of the Max Planck Institute of Education Science in Berlin
Date: December 13, 2005

II. "Children, yes but..." Life Plans and Demography in Germany

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Guests: Historian Paul Nolte and sociologist Hans Bertram, both professors at Berlin’s Humboldt University, and former editor-in-chief of the magazine "Brigitte", Anne Volk
Date: September 29, 2005

I. Kinder an die Macht! Demographic Scenarios for Germany

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Guests: Ulrich Deupmann, head of the Berlin office of the newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Elisabeth Niejahr, correspondent in the Berlin office of the magazine Die Zeit, and Kurt Biedenkopf, former Minister President of Saxony
Date: April 13, 2005