"I share what we know from the cognitive sciences about human decision-making and language, because I think people need to know!
I think anybody who’s in politics, anybody who’s a citizen in a democracy needs to know how their brain functions, how their mind functions, and how relevant language is for good democratic discourse."
– European Forum Alpbach, 2015
In fall 2016, I started working with the Training Institute of the Bavarian Police on a pro bono basis. I'm excited to support their efforts and contribution to society with insights on conceptual and communication framings in the context of police work.
What to do with the house that Adolf Hitler was born in – tear it down or rethink it and turn it into a symbol against fascism? In fall 2016, I joined the House of Responsibility project as an official strategic framing partner – to turn Hitler’s birthplace into a symbol against National Socialism instead of tearing it down, especially in the times of reignited nationalistic discourses across Europe.
Upcoming & Recent Public Speaking
BERLIN - Berliner Festspiele Theatertreffen panel Emotions and Facts: Ever larger groups of people seem to be willing to neglect facts in favour of proven untruths. Populists all over the world tap into their citizens’ fear and anger. Have objectiveness and rationality taken a back-seat in political debate? Do we need more emotions in politics?
BERLIN - Keynote at re:publica: Love Out Loud, one of the largest and most exciting conferences about digital culture in the world, where representatives of digital culture share their knowledge and decision-making tools, and discuss the future of the information society.
BERLIN - Plenary at the Bundesverband deutscher Pressesprecher on communicating facts and responsible public discourse and information sharing.
VIENNA - Keynote at the Congress for Women in Media, Austria's annual convention for women in media and young female reporters. This year's theme: Hypes and Hoaxes, Staging and Credibility in the Media. How can journalists respond to the climate of hyper-agitation and 'rigged media' allegations?
BERLIN - Keynote at the awards ceremony for the German Renewable Energy Agencies Media Award "Germany has Endless Energy" for outstanding reporting on the technological advances of the innovative renewable energies sector and the German Energiewende.