Lecture Series
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April 20th, 2022 - Introduction

BIMUN/SINUB e.V., Certificate for Intercultural Competence, Semester Theme "Engaging in Place: Bridging Global Issues to Local Action"

Juliane Brock, Maria Müller, Maya Zaki, Luis Manuel Ontiveros

April 27th, 2022 - Online Lecture

"Enemy, Stranger, Neighbor, Friend: Youth, Peace, Religion and the Semantics of Otherness"

Dr. Matthew Ryan Robertson

Research Associate of Intercultural Theology at University of Bonn

May 4th, 2022 - Online Lecture

"Bridging Local & Global Governance Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Dr. Ursula Sautter

UN Women, Hildegardis-Verein Bonn

May 11th, 2022 - Online Lecture

"City Resilience in the Face of Covid-19 and Climate Change"

Ashok Sridharan

Former Mayor of Bonn, Former President of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

May 18th, 2022 - Dies Academicus

"The 'Third Rome' and the 'Russian Peace': Religious Dimensions Of Putin's War on Ukraine"

David Smith

PhD Candidate at Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies

Lecture will be held in Hörsaal VII, 1. Obergeschoss, Hauptgebäude Uni Bonn.

May 25th, 2022 - Online Lecture

"Public Diplomacy and Soft Power: Governments, People and Foreign Policy" - YouTube Lecture

Nicholas Cull at BYU Kennedy Center (2007) - Video link.

June 1st 2022 - Online Lecture

"Giving a Voice to America's Youth"

Melissa Ballard

Founder of United States Youth Forum

June 8th 2022 - NO LECTURE

Pentecost Break

June 15th 2022 - Online Lecture (German)

"Blick in die Praxis: Wie setzten Kommunen die SDGs vor Ort um?"

Christoph Jansen

Leiter KommunalAkademie der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

June 22nd, 2022 - Online Lecture

"Peacebuilding Between Global Issues and the Grassroots Level"

Dr. Roger Mielke

Military Dean at the Zentrum Innere Führung of the German Bundeswehr

June 29th, 2022 - On-Site Lecture

Work of the UN in Bonn

Harald Ganns

Senior Advisor United Nations Bonn

July 6th, 2022 - Online Lecture

"Conference on the Future of Europe - Participatory Democracy by European and National Citizens' Forums"

Henrik Suder

Research Fellow at the Center for European Integration Studies Bonn (ZEI)

July 13th, 2022 - Online Lecture

Aggregates: A Local Industry - A Global Player

Dirk Fincke

Secretary General at the European Aggregates Association, Founder Member of BIMUN/SINUB e.V.

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Mission of the Lecture Series: The mission of the BIMUN/SINUB, e.V. Lecture Series is to make current happenings in politics, international affairs, and public policy come alive for students and friends of the University of Bonn.


Time & Location: Our weekly lecture series takes place each semester on Wednesdays from 18:15h to 19:15h (6:15 to 7:15 p.m.) Berlin Time. For the 2022 Summer Semester we will still hold most of the lectures online. However, we look forward to welcome you back to on-site lectures for the winter semester 2022/23!

Join the Zoom Meeting:


Meeting-ID: 835 8329 6989
Code: 210575

University Partnership & History: The BIMUN Lecture Series is part of Studium Universale and a core component of the Certificate of Intercultural Competence program at the University of Bonn. Our program has been going strong since 2005 and has welcomed speakers from across Germany and around the world.  

Interdisciplinary Approach: Global organizations employ interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving in the realm of international affairs and public policy. The BIMUN Lecture Series reflects this commitment by providing a space for scholars of various disciplines to reflect upon a unified theme.

The theme for the 2022 Summer Semester is

"Engaging in Place: Bridging Global Issues to Local Action"


Language of Lectures: Lectures are held in either German or English based on the preference of the guest speaker.

Emerging Scholars Initiative (ESI): In celebration of the UN 75 / Lecture Series 15 dual anniversary in the 2020/2021 winter semester, we launched a program called the Emerging Scholars Initiative which continued until the 2021 summer semester. The results of the past few years of work will be presented at this semester's Lecture Series by former LS director David Smith. More information TBA.

For questions or comments, reach out to lectures@bimun.org.

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