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Lecture Series: "Global Refugee Protection and Current Crisis Situations"

The University of Erfurt, FunkeMedien Thuringia and the Thuringian Parliament continue their joint lecture series in the summer semester. This time, everything will revolve around the topic of the "War of Information". The next lecture will take place on Monday, 30 May. Katharina Lumpp will talk about "Global Refugee Protection and Current Crisis Situations" as well as the challenges and solutions in this regard. It starts at 6.30 pm in lecture hall 2 of the Communication and Information Centre on the campus of the University of Erfurt. Admission is free.

Katharina Lumpp

Wars are also propaganda battles. The truth dies first. In the current war in Ukraine, the media repeatedly feel compelled to point to the unverifiability of news. The information war is therefore the focus of this semester's lecture series. It is about false information (so-called fake news) as well as propaganda or manipulated images.

The speaker at the opening event, Katharina Lumpp, has been the German head of the refugee agency UNHCR since January 2021. Previously, she worked in regional offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Afghanistan, Egypt and Turkey. She also headed the Office for Refugee Protection in Amman.

The lecture series ...

... was launched in 2018 by the University of Erfurt, FunkeMedien in Thuringia and the Thuringian State Parliament. Prominent guest speakers address topics in the area of tension between science, politics and the media. Further lectures will follow in June and July.