Panel discussion
23 Jan 2024 · 4.00 pm

Der Blick zurück gibt Perspektive. Krisenerfahrungen in der Geschichte

Venue: online

Panel discussion as part of the Berlin Demography Days

How did human societies react to crises in the past? How did they anticipate them? In this panel, we look at critical moments in history. For example, what did crisis management look like during the early HIV/AIDS epidemic? How did it change health crisis responses forever? What can we learn from going even further back in time?


  • Rita Süssmuth (Former President of the Bundestag)
  • Alice M. Reid (Director of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure)
  • Sigrid Weigel (Former Director of the ZfL)
  • Jürgen Renn (Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

Sigrid Weigel is the former director of the ZfL and Professor emerita at the Technical University of Berlin.