Uni at City Hall: Science for Peace: Why Researchers Need – and Contribute to – Creating Peace



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Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 7:30pm

Panel Discussion

May 2017 saw the official opening of a new state-of-the-art research institute, SESAME, in Jordania. This first international large-scale Center of Excellence in the Middle East, which stands for international research collaboration, tolerance and intercultural dialogue, receives support from the UNESCO. Currently, the Center is used by about 300 scientists from Iran, Israel, Palestine, and Turkey.

Professor Herwig Schopper, experimental physicist and Director General of CERN between 1981 and 1988, strongly supports the unifying element of international research, which brings together scientists from different nations and promotes intercultural exchange. At the event, the initiator of SESAME, Professor Schopper will discuss with the pother panelists and the audience on the topic of science and peace.


  • Professor Herwig Schopper, physicist, former director of CERN and DESY
  • Professor Ralph Rotte, Department of International Relations, Institute of Political Science IPW, RWTH Aachen University
  • Professor Ghaleb Natour, Director of the Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics – Engineering and Technology (ZEA-1), Forschungszentrum Jülich


Jens Tervooren, WDR

Admission is free of charge, registration is not required.

When? Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 7:30pm
Where? Coronation Hall, Aachen City Hall (Rathaus/Markt)