Conference Programme

The programme for MatchPoints 2020 is updated regularly. Please note a photographer will be present at the event. To comply with the GDPR, we must inform you that the photos will only be used in AU-related contexts and as PR for the event. Contact the photographer on the days of the event if you do not wish to be photographed.

THURSDAY 23 APRIL 2020

07.45
Registration opens

08.00-09.30
Pre conference morning session

10.00 - 11.00
Opening of MatchPoints 2020

Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Per Kirkeby Auditorium

Welcome speeches by:

  • Rector Brian Bech Nielsen, Aarhus University
  • Chief Municipal Executive Niels Højbjerg, City of Aarhus
  • Professor and MatchPoints Coordinator Thorsten Borring Olesen, Aarhus University
  • German Ambassador to Denmark Detlev Rünger
  • Danish Ambassador to Germany Friis Arne Petersen

11.00 - 12.00
Keynote lecture, Professor Astrid Erll, Goethe University Frankfurt

Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Per Kirkeby Auditorium

Odyssey 2020: Migration, Narration, and Memory in Europe

12.00 - 13.00
Lunch

Samfundsfagenes Kantine

14.45 - 15.15
Coffee break

16.50 - 17.50
Keynote lecture, Professor Ole Wæver, University of Copenhagen

Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Per Kirkeby Auditorium

Europe and its Future Challenges

18.00 - 19.00
Light dinner

Samfundsfagenes kantine

Free of charge for conference participants, but registration required  

19.15 - 19.30
Transfer by bus to Concert Hall Aarhus

Free of charge for conference participants, but registration required)  

20.00 - 22.00
Musical Odyssey - Beethoven, Europe and the Danish-German border

Rythmic Hall, Concert Hall Aarhus  

Free of charge for conference participants, but registration required


FRIDAY 24 APRIL 2020

09.00 - 10.00
Keynote lecture, Professor, Ph.D. and President of DIW Berlin Research Marcel Fratzscher

Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Per Kirkeby Auditorium

The Germany Illusion – Between Economic Euphoria and Despair

10.00 - 10.30
Coffee break

12.00 - 13.00
Lunch

Samfundsfagenes Kantine

14.45 - 15.15
Coffee break

15.15 - 16.15
Keynote lecture, Professor and columnist Anne Applebaum, Washington Post and London School of Economics

Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Per Kirkeby Auditorium

Europe and the German Question

16.15 - 17.30
Denmark and Germany in Europe: Cooperation, Conflict, and Future Challenges

Roundtable discussions in plenum with keynotes and politicians

Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Per Kirkeby Auditorium

  • Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod
  • Director, Relations with European Union Member States, Sibylle Sorg, Federal Foreign Office Berlin
  • Professor and columnist Anne Applebaum
  • Professor Ole Wæver

Moderator: Jørn Mikkelsen (Jyllands-Posten)

17.30 - 18.00
Transfer by bus to Conference dinner venue

Bus is free of charge for conference participants, but registration required

18.00 - 23.00
Conference Dinner

Smedien

Separate registration required

 


 

SATURDAY 25 APRIL

Public event
Arranged by The Open University in Aarhus (Folkeuniversitetet)

Read more and register here