Programme

The programme for MatchPoints 2020 is updated regularly.

 

Thursday 23 April 2020

07.45Registration opens
08.00-09.30Pre-conference morning session
Border Issues prior to and after 1871 (A)

10.00-11.00

    

Opening of MatchPoints 2020 at the Lakeside Lecture Theatres - Per Kirkeby Auditorium

Welcome speeches by:
  • Rector Brian Bech Nielsen, Aarhus University
  • Chief Municipal Executive Niels Højberg, 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

Odyssey 2020: Migration, Narration, and Memory in Europe

12.00-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.45 Sessions
Border Issues prior to and after 1871 (B)
Critical Theory and the Memory of 1968
Is green growth the answer to climate change? (1)
Populism and Euroscepticism
14.45-15.15 Coffee break
15.15-16.45 Sessions
German-Nordic relations and the Re-making of the European Order after 1919
Critical Theory and the Memory of 1968
Is green growth the answer to climate change? (2) 

Migration: Social and Political Challenges

16.45-17.45 Keynote lecture:
Professor Ole Wæver, University of Copenhagen

Europe and its Future Challenges

18.00-19.00 Light dinner at Samfundsfagenes kantine
(free of charge for conference participants, but registration required)
19.15-19.30Transfer by bus to Concert Hall Aarhus
(free of charge for conference participants, but registration required)
20.00-22.00Evening programme at Rythmic Hall in Concert Hall Aarhus: 
Musical Odyssey - Beethoven, Europe and the Danish-German border 
(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

The Germany Illusion – Between Economic Euphoria and Despair

10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12.00 Sessions
Denmark, Germany and the New Geopolitical Turn in European Politics
Media and Identity
Is there (still) af German economic model for Europe? 
European Security
12.00-13.15  Lunch
13.15-14.45 Sessions
The German model and its Role in the European Economic Space after 1945
Movement and Migration
Old and new economic borders in Europe 
European Cohesion
14.45-15.15 Coffee break
15.15-16.15 Keynote lecture: Professor and columnist Anne Applebaum, Washington Post and London School of Economics 
16.15-17.30 Roundtable: 
Denmark and Germany in Europe: Cooperation, Conflict, and Future Challenges - Discussions in plenum with keynotes and politicians
 
  • Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (tbc)
  • State Secretary, German Foreign Ministry, Andreas Michaelis (tbc)
  • Professor and columnist Anne Applebaum
  • Professor Ole Wæver

Moderator: Jørn Mikkelsen (Jyllands-Posten)

17.30-18.00Transfer by bus to Conference dinner venue (free of charge for conference participants, but registration required)
18.00-21.30 Conference Dinner at Smedien – (separate registration required)
Saturday 25 April 2020
Public event arranged by The Open University in Aarhus (Folkeuniversitetet). In Danish - read more and register here: https://matchpoints.au.dk/public-event-saturday/