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International Lounge

The ‘International Lounge’ and ‘International Lounge+’ series of talks has been hosted by the International Office at Iwalewahaus since 2015. These public talks being given free of charge, and in English, by international doctoral researchers, visiting scholars and visiting professors.

The expert speakers come from various fields of study, but do reflect Bayreuth’s main research areas. Moreover, a point is made to address the socially and politically relevant issues of the day in selecting the presentations held.

Admission is free and registration is not required!

Dates 2020

  • July 6, 2020

Theme: The Global Burden of COVID-19: Lessons Learned from the First Six Months of the  Epidemic

Speaker: Eduardo J. Simoes, MD
Chair, Dr. Stuart Wesbury Distinguished Professor in Health Management
and Informatics at the University of Missouri (USA), School of Medicine

About the lecture: Professor Simoes's talk will address the origin of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 and how the disease is transmitted, diagnosed, and treated. In addition to traditional prevention and control strategies employed by the public health system, he will address arguments and facts relating to other measures such as lock-downs or vertical and social distancing, while presenting some simulations of their effects. Looking back on the past six months of dealing with the pandemic and its consequences, it remains to be seen what lesson we can learn, and how we can succeed in stopping the global spread of infection.

Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: online via zoom - Access link to participate

Find more detailed information in our Press Release regarding the event.

Past dates

  • December 2, 2019

Theme: Who Will Care for Me? Children without Parental Care in Tanzania
Speaker: Florencia Kimario, BIGSAS Junior Research Fellow

  • July 8th, 2019

Theme: Disease forecast: mapping the geographic potential of disease spread under current and future climate
Speaker: Dr. Abdallah Samy, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (University of Kansas) and Entomology Department (Ain Shams University)

  • July 1st, 2019

Theme: Freedom of Religion in France vs. The European Concept of Human Rights
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Olivier Dubos, political scientist and lecturer in public law at the University of Bordeaux

  • May 6th, 2019

Thema: “Local Reconciliation in Libya since 2011:The Actors, the Processes and Mechanisms”
Referentin: Dr. Amal El-Obeidi, University of Benghazi, Libya (PSI Fellow at the University of Bayreuth)


Susan Lausmann
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International Office
Universität Bayreuth
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E-Mail: susan.lausmann@uni-bayreuth.de


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