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2nd Scientific Symposium: Global Challenges "Humanity 4.0"

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Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik

Pfotenhauerstraße 108

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What will our life look like in 2050? In this era of global challenges, the transCampus is entering the debate with a series of symposia.

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At the beginning of a new decade, we are facing pressing questions about the future of humanity. Digitalization and artificial intelligence, climate change and migration movements, medical progress bringing us closer to immortality.

The transCampus, the cooperation between Kings College London and TU Dresden, is entering the debate about scientific progress with a series of public symposia, discussing possible scientific advancements and their moral implications for human advancement.

On 20 April 2020, the transCampus symposium will take place for the first time in Dresden: Leading scientists from Dresden and London will give lectures on the topic of "Global Challenges: Humanity 4.0", followed by group discussions.

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Welcome and Introduction

Prof Hans Müller-Steinhagen, Rector, TU Dresden

Prof Ed Byrne, President & Principal, King´s College London

1st Session: You can change the world

"You can do it – How to start your Global Enterprise for a better life"

Vered Caplan, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Orgenesis Inc.

"From University Start-up to entrepreneurial skills"

Julie Devonshire OBE, Director, Entrepreneurship Institute, King‘s College London

"Taking Cardiac Surgery to the People"

Prof Sir Magdi Yacoub FRS, OM, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, Founder and President of the Chain of Hope, Founder and Director of the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation

Coffee Break

2nd Session: Shaping our Future and Minds

"Acts of Attention in the age of the Internet"

Prof Marion Thain, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Professor of Literature and Culture,King‘s College London

"The Significance of Narratives in Times of autodidactic AI"

Prof Marina Münkler, Professor for Elderly and Early Modern German Literature and Culture, TU Dresden, Member of Scientific Council of Germany

"Water, Soil, Waste and Energy – the Resource Nexus that shapes our Future"

Prof Edeltraud Günther, Director United Nationas University, Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), Chair of Business Management, Sustainable Management and Environmental Accounting

Summary and Outlook

Prof Ed Byrne, President & Principal, King´s College London

Prof Stefan Bornstein, transCampus Dean King´s College London, UK, Dean of International Affairs and Chair of Medicine at TU Dresden, Germany

Round-table Discussions and Lunch Buffet

Round table sessions with the speakers, Networking

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Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik

Pfotenhauerstraße 108

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