Panel Discussion International Week against Racism

Academic culture is characterized by instances of racism, e.g., in teaching, research, appointment policies, access opportunities, assessments, scholarships, competency expectations and the history of many disciplines as well as prejudices, systemic inequalities, power dynamics and overt acts of racist aggression and discrimination.

In our panel discussion between students, lecturers and staff members of color, we want to engage in a (self-) critical reflection on how racism manifests itself in everyday academic life. We want to discuss institutionalized racism within the German university system with a closer look at the Karlshochschule itself and discuss proposals on how to reduce it.


06:00 pm CET: Microsoft Teams open for arrival to the online event
06:10 pm CET: Welcoming and small introduction
06:15 pm CET: Karl’s´Students Initiative Exhibition
07:00 07:45 pm CET: Panel discussion addressing Power Dynamics & Racism in Academia
07:45 – 07:50 pm CET: Break for refreshments
07:50 – 08:30 pm CET: Short moderation of Q&A followed by panel discussion with a professor, students and guests
08:3009:00 pm CET: Anonymous questions and stories shared on a padlet

To join please send an email to with the subject “Panel discussion” until 25th of March until 11:59 pm CET.

The link to join the event will be sent to you by email after you have registered.