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ENLIGHT Lecture: „Equity & Society”, July 13, 6 pm CET

On July 13th at 6pm, this semesters’ second ENLIGHT lecture will be hosted and livestreamed online. This session explores the importance of equity in society ranging from migration and politics of integration over diversity in the schoolbooks to global citizenship education.

This lecture includes four presentations from experts on the topic from within the ENLIGHT network. Sorana Toma, Assistant Professor in Migration and Refugee Studies based at Ghent University will discuss “The role of migrant social capital in international migration”. As next, Daniel Schumann, research associate and PhD candidate at the Diversity Research Institute at University of Göttingen will present on “Seeing like a state? The politics of integration in civic education textbooks”. Then Janne Holmén, Associate Professor in the History of Education at Uppsala University will talk about "Diagrams of unity and diversity in civic education textbooks". Kristína Rankovová, a PhD student at  Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava will reflect on “Are All 'Global Citizens' Equal? A Critical Analysis of Global Citizenship Education's Discourses of Distance”. The lecture concludes with a short discussion, the audience is invited to post the questions in the chat.

All members from the ENLIGHT community, external partners and wider public are welcome to join the lecture. You can register and participate in a Zoom Session or tune in on the ENLIGHT Youtube Channel ( where the lecture will be broadcasted live. Registration for the Zoom Session is possible on the website of the University of Göttingen (

Networking event after the lecture for researchers from ENLIGHT universities

Each lecture is followed by a networking event for the scientific community. In the brand-new virtual space, the researchers from ENLIGHT universities can not only continue the discussion on the lecture`s topic but also use the opportunity to identify common research interests. This event serves as a platform for developing new ideas for future cooperation within the network. The ENLIGHT team supports this process by providing insights on funding opportunities. Researchers from all stages are more than welcome to join in! Please register here.

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"Equity in Science & Technology" 14.09.2022 Please register here.

"Health & Equity" 12.10.2022 Please register here.

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The ENLIGHT lecture series takes place each semester and represents one of the flagship domains which are key determinants of societal well-being and sustainability. For our ENLIGHT lectures, scientists, and researchers from across the ENLIGHT network come together to discuss different perspectives on and approaches to combat climate change. The topics in this fall's lecture series range from food & sustainability to the impact of climate change on migration.

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Last semesters’ lecture series focused on the topic of climate change and its manifold impact on our environment, society, and science. The previous lectures can be watched under the following links:

Forests in Time of Climate Change:

Food, Diet and Sustainability:

Tackling Climate Change: The Humanities Perspective:

Climate Change: Art, Performance & Narration:

Migration & Climate Change:



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