Foreign policy advice in varying contexts

Lecture by Harald Müller as part of the series "Scientific policy advice"

The Leibniz Association, in collaboration with the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, presents a series of lectures on scientific policy advice. In four talks the questions will be, what scientific policy advice can achieve, what realistically can be expected of it, and when it succeeds or not. Four parameters play an essential role: the necessary background knowledge and "thinking out of the box", the hypothetical feasibility, the ability to translate between science and the language of diplomacy, and the adaptation to different contexts. Issues that come up here often also touch ethical considerations.

In his lecture entitled “External policy advice in varying contexts: opportunities, requirements and pitfalls", Harald Müller will adress these ethical issues and will give an insight in the complexity of foreign policy advice.

The lecture will be held on 26.03.2013 at 18.00 clock in the building of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences at the Gendarmenmarkt, Einstein Hall, Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin.

More information about the lecture series can be found here.