Wanted: Science Reporters on “Demographic Change”

For our next WeberWorldCafé on “Demographic Change – Challenges and Answers”, we are looking for Science Reporters!

Many modern societies are increasingly confronting demographic change, i.e. the ageing and shrinking of population. This is particularly true for Japan and Germany, which are the worldwide “frontrunners”. The social, economic and political implications of demographic change are certainly most strongly and directly felt at the level of local communities.

The WeberWorldCafé will take place on February 282018, from 2 to 6 pm at Dortmund City Hall. It is jointly organized by the German Institute of Japanese Studies in Tokyo, the Institute of Gerontology at the Technical University of Dortmund, the City of Dortmund, the Forum Transregionale Studien, and the Max Weber Stiftung.

The idea of the event is to bring together researchers, policy makers and civic society representatives with proven expertise in local demographic policies from Germany, the EU and Japan, to discuss with you how local communities can best prepare to cope with the demographic challenge. We will discuss around four thematic tables representing different dimensions of the demographic challenge and accounting for the broad scope of the issues involved.

As a Science Reporter, you will participate in the event and document your experience online: on Twitter, Facebook, our blog or any other place on the web. Are you interested? The Max Weber Stiftung offers to cover the travel and boarding costs of all selected science reporters. Send us an e-mail with a short application (wwc@maxweberstiftung.de) by February 4.

You want to know what a WeberWorldCafé is and how it works? Learn more about the event’s format here.


Max Weber Stiftung

The Max Weber Foundation promotes global research, focused on the areas of social sciences, cultural studies and the humanities. Our research is conducted at ten institutes in various countries across the globe with different and independent fields of focus. Through our globally operating institutes, we are able to contribute to the communication and networking between Germany and our host countries or regions. By promoting academic dialogue and merging academic and non-academic employees from several countries with different cultural backgrounds, the Max Weber Foundation is able to strengthen the internationalization of research.

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