The panel discussion “Science Meets Oktoberfest” features alumni of German universities and universities of applied sciences. Ralf Bundschuh, PhD, Professor of Physics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Hematology at the Ohio State University, Heike Haddenbrock, Dipl, Principal at German Language School Cleveland and Board Member of the German Language School Conference, Safiya Khurshid, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, Nathanial Long, Graduate Student, Master of Public Administration at John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University, Jacob Naduparambil, PhD, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Ambassador and Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Mark. E. Peeples, PhD, principal investigator at the Center for Vaccines and Immunity at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and a professor of Pediatrics and of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, will present their various career paths, highlighting the relevance of their studies and research in Germany, and discuss the role Germany plays for them today. Welcoming remarks by the German Consul General (tbc) will precede the panel.
The panel is part of The Deutschland Ambassadors Initiative, which brings together alumni and friends of German universities for a series of talks and networking events in the United States, The initiative is an official project of Deutschlandjahr 2019/the Year of German-American Friendship and is organized by various German university liaison offices in New York to more effectively build partnerships with North American institutions of higher education and to connect with American students and scholars.
The discussion will be followed by a networking reception with beer and bratwurst. Both are free of charge and open to the public. Please register for the event here: form.jotform.com/91745222181150