Kick-off meeting on the 3rd of May 2022
From 6.00 to 8.00 p.m.

At the SFU Berlin, Columbiadamm 10, Turm 9, 12101 Berlin

Teaching and studying psychology at SFU Berlin is marked by a strong intertwinement of theory and practice. Teachers, researchers and students at SFU are engaged in research-based policy counselling to governmental institutions and civil society organizations in Germany in combating antisemitism and racism, addressing the impact of COVID 19 or providing services for queer parents. They evaluate support project for refugees and are engaged in political education for students. They cooperate with international partners in the realm of humanitarian aid and development cooperation in regions of conflict and crisis, developing staff care programs and organizing psychosocial trainings in Syria/Turkey, Israel/Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.

Cooperation SFU/GIZ Pakistan: Workshop for psychosocial counsellors in Afghan refugees and Pakistani host communities, Peshawar, June

The colloquium series is dedicated to introducing a variety of applied research projects, their context, goals, and practices. Lessons learnt shall be shared and lead to a discussion on cross-cutting challenges:   

  • tensions of ethics, values, and goals in the cooperation between university, governmental and civil society cooperation partners,
  • dealing with harm, accountability, boundaries, and the risk of mutual instrumentalization in the cooperation with activists and helping organizations,
  • post-colonial mechanisms in the transfer of knowledge and challenges in contextualizing knowledge to situations of ongoing conflict and crisis.

In the kick-off-meeting on the 3rd of May 2022, teachers and students of the SFU will introduce the variety of ongoing applied research projects at SFU, talking about challenges, experiences and lessons learnt, whilst addressing and discussing the above mentioned topics and further questions with the audience. 

We invite all teachers, researchers and students, as well as interested external guests to participate in the exchange, which will take place in person at the SFU and in English language.

Drinks and snacks will be provided for an informal exchange after the colloquium session.

Next colloquium dates are the 7th of June and the 5th of July 2022.

We are looking forward to seeing you all!