Invited Lectures


The Usefulness of Seemingly Useless Knowledge

Centre for Contemporary Studies

Bangalore, 20 December

A social scientist in the land of genomic promise

Nobel Week Dialogue

Stockholm, 9 December

Can we remain ignorant?
Climate Change and its Impact on Global Governance

”Already Beyond? – 40 Years Limits to Growth”, Volkswagen Stiftung

Hannover, 28-29 November

Proof of Concept, Bridging the Innovation Gap

Closing the gap! Von der Idee zum Markt in der Europäischen Innovationsunion, Europatagung 2012

Vienna, 27 November

Breaking the Wall to the Next Generation

Falling Walls Circle 2012

Berlin, 10 November

Falling Walls Conference 2012

Berlin, 9 November

How Can Research Policy Contribute to Innovation?

7th Berlin Debate on Science and Science Policy

Berlin, 8 November

Enhancing the Attractiveness of European niversities as a Destination for World-Class Researchers

UPF/ERC conference

Barcelona, 5 November

Bridging the Science-Policy Gap

IIASA 40th anniversary Conference

Vienna, Laxenburg, 24-26 October

Putting excellence first: why and how the ERC experience matters

IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca

Lucca, 12 October

Le nuove politiche europee della ricerca

Trieste Next

Triest, 28-30 September

Looking forward: why you are here and what liberal arts education has to offer

Opening Ceremony for AUC’s New Building

Amsterdam, 21 September

The Future of the Humanities

Summer Workshop, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Jerusalem, 9-12 September

The ERC - funding frontier research in times of austerity

37th FEBS Congress

Sevilla, 4-6 September

Values and experiences
Preview of the European Forum Alpbach 2013

Forum Alpbach

Alpbach, 1 September

The Usefulness of (seemingly) useless knowledge

ESOF 2012

Dublin, 11-15 July

What can science do for Europe?

Leuven International Forum, Networking for knowledge and society

Leuven, 1 June 2012

Sussex Conversation
Digital and social media conversation

University of Sussex

London, 24 May 2012

The ERC – past achievements and future challenges

Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute

Dublin, 23 May 2012

Global Summit on Merit Review at the National Science Foundation

Washington 13-15 May 2012

Research universities anno 2012
Reflections from an EU perspective

LERU's 10th anniversary conference

Barcelona 10 May 2012

How to Ensure Scientists’ Involvement in the Governance of the European Research Area

Initiative for Science in Europe ISE Conference

Barcelona, 3-4 May

Welchen Mehrwert hat Horizon 2020 für die österreichische Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft

Hoizon 2020 Rückenwind für Österreichs Forschung & Innovation

Vienna, 24 April

Public and Private Foundations´Role in Building Excellence

Excellence 2012 Excellence Revisited - The Value Of Excellence, Aarhus University

Aarhus, 18-20 April

Europa zwischen Wissensgesellschaft und Innovationsunion

Österreichischer Frauenrat

Vienna, 21 March

Building Outstanding Research Environments in Europe and Beyond

50 Years Volkswagen Foundation

Berlin, 15-16 March

Opening Address

ERC Conference “5 Years of Excellent IDEAS”

Brussels, 29 February-1 March

What next? Frontier research and innovation for a fragile future

Asia Pacific Science Policy Studies Research Conference

Wellington, 9-10 February

The Role of the European Research Council in the Global Scientific Landscape

Singapore, 3 February