The 2008/2009 dialogue forums:
Offering valuable elucidation to a broad audience is our goal

Dialogue forums on "Resources"

Where are we going?

From record oil and prohibitive petrol prices, to food crises caused by biofuels, to nuclear power, coal or solar power as sources of energy – resources have been a dominant topic in public debate and the media in 2008.

Where does our food come from and is there enough for all? Will our natural resources be exhausted soon? Who will suffer most from the scarcity of raw materials, who will benefit?  And what does this mean for the economic, political and social development here and elsewhere?

These and other questions will be discussed at five evening forums to be held between October 2008 and April 2009. This is the fourth dialogue forum series organised by the Munich Re Foundation. The 2008/2009 series will focus on the current and future availability of resources. High-ranking experts will give answers to local and global questions that concern us all.

Join us and take part in the debate.We look forward to five very interesting and stimulating evenings.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 7.00 p.m.
 
Opening event
Resources – Where are we going?
Competition for resources, or innovations for the future?

Prof. Michael Heise, Chief economist of Allianz SE and Dresdner Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main 
Dr. Thilo Bode, Director of consumer protection organisation foodwatch, Berlin
 
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Illinger, Science Editor of the Süddeutsche Zeitung
Tuesday, 20 January 2009, 7.00 p.m. Raw materials shortages – An inevitable source of conflict 
Economic, political and social consequences

   
Prof. Claudia Kemfert, Head of the Energy, Traffic and Environment Department of the German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin
Prof. Johannes Müller S.J., Professor of Social Sciences and Development Policy, Institute for Social and Development Studies at the Munich School of Philosophy
 
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Illinger, Science Editor of the Süddeutsche Zeitung
Tuesday, 17 February 2009, 7.00 p.m. The future of abundance – Can the planet still feed us?

Günter Hemrich, Programme Coordinator, Economic and Social Development Department, FAO, Rome
Dr. Manfred Kern, Head of International Business Relations of Bayer CropScience AG, Monheim am Rhein
Prof. Franz-Theo Gottwald, Theologian and philosopher, Director of the Schweisfurth-Foundation, Munich

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Illinger, Science Editor of the Süddeutsche Zeitung
Tuesday, 17 March 2009,
7.00 p.m.
Oil price shock or climate collapse – What will force us to change?

Dr. Werner Zittel, Physicist and energy expert, Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH, Ottobrunn
Dr. Daniele Ganser, Historian and peace researcher, History Department, University of Basle
    
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Illinger, Science Editor of the Süddeutsche Zeitung
Tuesday, 21 April 2009, 7.00 p.m. Energy mix 2030 – New energy for the future?

Dr. Hermann Scheer, President of EUROSOLAR; General Chairman, World Council for Renewable Energy; German MP, Berlin
Karsten Smid, Campaign Manager for Traffic, Climate Protection and Oil at Greenpeace Germany, Hamburg     
     
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Illinger, Science Editor of the Süddeutsche Zeitung


Venue
Munich Re Forum
Gedonstr. 10
80802 Munich
Germany

Admission free / Please register in advance