https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGMSgpoBydA&t; Reimagining Civic Learning Infrastructure: Lessons from Germany; 12:25;What lessons can the U.S. and other democracies learn from Germany’s infrastructure for civic education? Katja Greeson, an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellow with the Arbeitskreis Deutscher Bildungsstätten (AdB) reflects on the need for more intentional civic learning infrastructures to support comprehensive civics for people throughout their lives.
Katja Greeson has over nine years of experience working with political campaigns and youth political organizing at the local, state and national level. Her interest in civic education and engagement stems from her own experience as a politically active young person, and she is particularly interested in promoting meaningful youth political participation. Katja holds a dual Master’s degree in Political Science with a focus on Transatlantic Affairs and European Governance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z44yRdYenE; Holding a Stake: a Role of Cooperation in City-Making; 11:41; Cooperation is a way to cope with complex urban issues. As a guest researcher at TSPA (Berlin) Aleksandra Katasonova explores forms and effects of cooperation in urban development. Aleksandra is an urban planner from Russia. She focuses on bridging top-down and bottom-up approaches in city development. During the last 7 years, she has been working with public authorities and private companies as a project manager and project director. And in 2019 she co-founded a non-commercial organization aimed to facilitate the regeneration of public spaces in her region.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZBscoCaaOg; Decolonizing Musical Hierarchy; 11:47; Structures of colonialism live on today in the American musical landscape. Orchestral conductor Melissa Panlasigui explores how these musical hierarchies came to exist and what can be done to break free of them.Her current research addresses gender in the German orchestral world and is further supported by musica femina muenchen and the Archiv Frau und Musik.
Video Clip - "Submission in Five Acts"
SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, 2018
Contributors: Sarah Toshie Cargill, Indira Allegra, Amadeus Regucera, Melissa Panlasigui
Photo - "Group of Havard Students"
The Bettmann Archives, Getty Images.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xej12uzu9pY; How Sport Can Help Fight Gender Inequality and Gender Violence; 11:08; Are women the weaker sex or is it just a perpetuated myth that needs to be debunked to promote gender equality and eradicate gender violence? Elena Lipilina, a sports enthusiast with a background in international relations from Russia believes that sport can be a powerful platform for societal change, especially for women. As she founded her start-up aimed at empowering women through sport in 2015, she has observed the exponential shift in the perceptions of the gender roles, reimagining women's body representation and physique that lie at the base of the gender inequality and gender-based violence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wtczOA8FD0; Come as You Are: Imagining a Deep ,,Willkommenskultur"; 14:21; What does an authentic welcome look like, and how does this compare to what vulnerable people are currently experiencing as they arrive in Germany? Minister Gabrielle Sclafani explores these questions with a foundation in the Christian theology of welcoming the stranger.
Gabrielle Sclafani is ordained pending call in the United Church of Christ, Rhode Island Conference, and a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York City and Brown University. Since November 2019 she has been conducting research and providing pastoral care among refugees and churches in Heidelberg.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEdPUo7BoQc; The Puzzle of Internationalization and Excellence; 11:26; Many roads lead to excellence and the avenue of internationalization may shorten the path, says Humboldtian and international education researcher Cyntia Sandes Oliveira. Drawing from her life experiences and her most recent research on internationalization and excellence in research, she outlines practices for internationalization at the research level, inviting us to rethink policies for internationalization and, ultimately, to challenge the idea of excellence in higher education.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TAHoAomKQg; Data Privacy as a Human Right; 9:46; Anny Yiu is a Hong Kong lawyer based in Berlin, Germany. Currently, she acts as a guest Researcher to the legal department at a mobile bank, namely, N26 GmbH. Her interests revolve around General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), corporate governance strategies & policy formulation, as well as Blockchain technology.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzLwTX5vcuA; Job Skills: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives; 10:29; Marcos Galdino is a Brazilian engineer and currently works with research and development in the field of organizational development at RWTH-Aachen University. His field of expertise is people management in the context of industry 4.0. Before moving to Germany, Marcos has worked for firms such as thyssenkrupp, Vallourec, and ArcelorMittal with R&D, processes & people management, quality control, and projects.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmlPomzbw_k; Harmful Advice for the New Work; 6:05; Elena is a social entrepreneur from Russia. In her research, she explored how switching to new work happens in reality and identified common difficulties that organizations face during transition.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-MqBHD3UJI; Libraries' Role in Making a Better World: Agenda 2030; 14:52; Nathalice Bezerra Cardoso is a Brazilian librarian/researcher with 12 years of work experience. Her research dives into the Social Responsibility of Library Science in Transforming Society to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aims to observe, analyze, and learn how German Library Science contributes to Sustainable Development, and evaluate possibilities for the practical application of their best practices in public libraries in Brazil.
She holds a Library Sciences Bachelor Degree, a Post-Graduate Degree in Environmental Management, and a Library Science Master Degree. She is also a member of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State’s Research Group "Public Libraries in Brazil: Reflection and Practice".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=186pgLQRdKg; SUPicking: Paddle Against the Marine Litter; 8:05; Marlus Oliveira is a Brazilian qualified lawyer, working in the fields of environmental and public law. Holds a master's in urban and environmental engineering and is a doctoral candidate in geosciences. Currently works as Research Fellow at Technische Universität Braunschweig.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4zbWPHtRXg; Can our Parks Make us More Resilient to Climate Change?; 11:00; Katherine Peinhardt's research bridges the gap between placemaking and climate adaptation, exploring the ways that communities can build both physical and social resilience to climate change through their public spaces. Through her work at nonprofits focused on the public realm and on urban sustainability, Katherine developed a paradigm around resilient public spaces — which she sees as an often-overlooked opportunity to build livelier, more climate-adapted cities. Her research project is hosted by the German Development Institute.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzwPdR4jGHw; The Traces We Leave: Waste Management in the 21st Century; 15:09; Rajat Rai Handa is an environmentalist, specializing in research, analysis, and communications. He is currently a Research Fellow at BlackForest Solutions, a waste management company, based in Berlin, where he is looking into issues at the intersection of waste and energy to help mitigate climate change and achieve a circular economy. Previously, he has also worked as a journalist, and as a policy and political consultant. He has a bachelor's degree in Physics and a master's degree in Public Policy.
Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rajatraihanda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48c06WDkdX4; Can I Park Here? Finding Space for Mobility Innovation; 16:01; Rachel Nadkarni, an American urban planner and urban designer, will introduce a strategic approach to parking policy that reflects the growing diversity of mobility options in cities today. From e-scooters and cargo-bikes to the concept cars and autonomous vehicles of tomorrow, every vehicle will need a place to park. Rachel is currently a visiting researcher with the Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (Difu). She holds a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.