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07 October 2022 19:00 Export to Calendar

Istituto italiano di cultura di Berlino

Hildebrandstraße, 2
Berlin, 10785 Germania

Website: //iicberlino.esteri.it/iic_berlino/it

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7 October 2022 @ 19:00 - 20:30

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Istituto italiano di cultura di Berlino

As part of the Free Your Future – Padua in the World conference series that celebrates the 800th anniversary of the University of Padua, the meeting held at the Italian Cultural Institute in Berlin welcomes the philosopher of science, evolutionist and University of Padua professor, Telmo Pievani, with introductions by the director of the Institute Maria Carolina Foi.

For 800 years, the University of Padua has defended the value of freedom of research, as declared in its motto, Universa Universis Patavina Libertas. The full spectrum of freedom includes scientific research, teaching, expression, and movement. Numerous enemies have overwhelmingly threatened such values, which we often take for granted.  Freedom is in jeopardy from illiberal regimes, crushing economic interests, bureaucratic constraints, religious fundamentalisms, ideologies, and even in some cases self-censorship. However, it is through the freedom of conducting basic research, inspired by pure curiosity, that the most relevant scientific discoveries and technological innovations arise. How do we defend this fragile secular heritage today?

The Free Your Future – Padua in the World conference series, organized in Italian Cultural Institutes, Embassies, and Consulates of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, welcomes University of Padua professors to share the story of the University’s history by intertwining it with prospects and challenges for the future.

Held in Italian, the meeting offers simultaneous translations in German.

Registration is required to participate in person.

Admission is free and masks must be worn at all times.

The meeting is broadcast live via Zoom and Facebook.

The event is organized in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Berlin and with Alumni of the University of Padua.