Online, 13. May 2022 19:00 to 21:00
The 101. Heidelberg Talks Online session takes place on Friday, May 13, 7-9 pm CEST (GMT/UTC +2).
Topic: A journey through the world’s tropical forests
Speaker: Dr. Kristina Osen, international project manager at “OroVerde – The Tropical Forest Foundation”, Bonn/Germany, and DAAD alumna.
Born and raised nearby Heidelberg, she studied Biology in Würzburg and Marburg, focusing on tropical ecology, land use and nature conservation and doing field research in Malaysia and Guatemala.
Dr. Osen holds a PhD degree from Georg-August University Göttingen (Topic: Land use research in Madagaskar) and has previously worked for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ghana and the UNEP World Conservation and Monitoring Center in Cambridge/United Kingdom.
“We are stunned and shocked by Russia’s attack on Ukraine. As DAAD alumni, we stand for international exchange, for getting to know new cultures and for peaceful coexistence. The appeal for help by DAAD alumnus Igor O. Girka from Kharkiv shows the brutality and violence of the Russian rulers in their invasion of a sovereign state, leading to unimaginable suffering. Our deep solidarity goes out to all Ukrainians at this difficult time – including those who are studying in Germany on a DAAD scholarship and fear for their country. We are glad that many Russians think the same way and have the courage to condemn the war of aggression in clear words. We know: Wars know no winners, only losers.
The DAAD circle of friends and its regional groups are available as contact persons for the DAAD scholarship holders affected.”