“Protests, Research and Data – What Contributes to Reducing Inequality?” Science in Practice Panel with Robert Bosch Stiftung

About this Session


Fri. 08.04. 09:00



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“Protests, Research and Data – What Contributes to Reducing Inequality?” – a panel discussion on the science and practice of (reducing) inequalities
by Robert Bosch Stiftung

In the fight against global heating, climate researchers and social movements appear to walk hand in hand: large parts of the climate movement call to “unite behind the science” and researchers organize as part of the “Scientists for future”. In Germany they cooperate in numerous forms, from speeches at demonstrations to formats such as the Public Climate School.
Deep and entrenched inequalities pose similar challenges to societies as the climate crisis, and the two – climate and inequality crisis – are deeply interlinked. In the field of inequalities we also find numerous organizations, movements as well as scientists who document the extent and criticize the fatal consequences of inequalities. However, the ties between the scientific and the activist spheres seem much less tightly knit compared to the area of climate.
Time to ask: What and how can scientists and practitioners in the field of inequality learn from each other? (How) Can more cooperation contribute to less inequality? What does this ask from researchers and activists? How can a closer and mutually beneficial cooperation be achieved? What are examples that we can learn from?

• David Francis (Vice President Southern Centre for Inequality Studies)
• Jenny Ricks (Global Convenor of the Fight Inequality Alliance)
• Prof. Gabriele Spilker (Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality”, University of Konstanz)
• Moderation: Dr. Ellen Ehmke, Senior Expert Inequality, Robert Bosch Foundation