Events at the Bavarian School of Public Policy

The Bavarian School of Public Policy tradition as a meeting place for political science, political education and political practice is amplified and augmented by various lecture series. Starting in 2017, we will set a milestone with the Munich Talks, in which we invite distinguished political scientists who have left a mark on our way of thinking and research. This series will also include well-known politicians and policy makers – who design today’s European and global governance, e.g. through leadership positions in the large international organizations – as the Bavarian School of Public Policy guests who bring political science to life for the general public. Other lecture series, also in collaboration with the Academy of Political Education and the International Press Club, are in planning.

In our new “Career Paths” event series we hope to give students an overview of professional opportunities, for example. The list of potential career fields for political scientists is long, ranging from political consulting, PR and media, administration, research, associations and policymaking to private enterprise. Yet, many jobs have their own very specific job descriptions that require special key qualifications. It is, thus, all the more important to stake out career goals early on and to acquire the respective skills. In the context of our new “Career Paths” lecture series, we will invite representatives from academia, business, politics, media and industry on a regular basis. This will give you firsthand insight into the opportunities and challenges of individual professions and allow you to establish initial personal contacts.

We will also host further public events in cooperation with other Munich institutions.

With this concept, we hope to establish the Bavarian School of Public Policy as a place of lively discussion and exchange, and thereby foster close ties between academia and political practice.

Future events


Conference: "Governance of Big Transformations" 21-23 March 2019

The conference of the "Sektion Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft der DVPW", entitled "Governance of Big Transformations", will take place from 21 to 23 March 2019 at the Hochschule für Politik (HFP) / TUM School of Governance. All details and further information can be found on the official conference homepage: [more]


Intelligent Tools: Beyond Hope and Despair on January 31th

Prof. Dr. John Zysman, University of California Berkeley, examines the consequences of the digital transformation and especially the introduction of artificial intelligence for the nature of work, economic processes, and society at large in advanced industrialized (high-skill-focused) countries. Based a review of existing research and current attempts by governments to understand and "govern" these changes, he will sketch a research agenda for the most important questions facing countries such as Germany with a high-skills-focused economy. The event is open to the university public. [more]


Munich Talks with Martha Nussbaum on December 17th

Sexism and Misogyny: Poisons for Democratic Politics – Martha NussbaumMonday, December 17, 2018, 17:00h, Hochschule für Politik München, Piazza, Richard-Wagner-Str. 1 Fears of many kinds have unsettled today's democracies and fueled the rise of populism. One key area in which we see this happening is gender relations, where resistance to women's increasing outspokenness in politics, employment, and the home often takes an ugly form. In her Munich Talk, Martha Nussbaum examines the roots of today's misogyny, arguing that it has its roots in fear, but through three different intermediate emotions, all rooted in fear: anger, envy, and disgust. Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at The University of Chicago’s Law School and Philosophy Department. She has taught at Harvard University, Brown University, and Oxford University. From 1986 to 1993, she was a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University. She has received honorary degrees from sixty colleges and universities around the world, is a member of several academies, and has received numerous prizes and awards. She is an Academician in the Academy of Finland, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. RSVP:[more]


Munich Talks with Helen Margetts on December 3rd

Political Turbulence and the Democratic Landscape – Helen MargettsMonday, December 3, 2018, 16:00h, Hochschule für Politik München, Piazza, Richard-Wagner-Str. 1 As people go about their daily lives, they are invited to undertake 'tiny acts' of political participation (liking, sharing, tweeting, retweeting, following, uploading, viewing, signing and so on) which extend the ladder of participation at the lower end. These micro-donations of time and effort can scale up to large mobilizations – most fail, but some succeed rapidly and dramatically through a series of chain reactions. When deciding whether to participate, people are exposed to web-based social influence, such as social information about the participation of others, and visibility. How does the changing use of social media affect politics? In her Munich Talk, Helen Margetts will discuss the implications for political science research and the future of the modern state. Helen Margetts is Professor of Society and the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and Programme Director for Public Policy at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Her research investigates political behavior and institutions in the age of the Internet, social media and data science. She has published over one hundred books, articles and major research reports in this area. Helen Margetts is also the first recipient of the Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology at the Technical University of Munich. RSVP:[more]


13. Oktober 2018 - Tag der offenen Tür an der Hochschule für Politik München/TUM School of Governance

Die Hochschule für Politik München/TUM School of Governance lädt herzlich ein zum Tag der offenen Tür am 13. Oktober 2018 in der Richard-Wagner-Str. 1 (Brienner Forum), 80333 München.[more]


16. November 2018 - Afrika-Symposium

Das Afrika-Engagement der TUM wird in ihrem Jubiläumsjahr mit einem gemeinsamen Symposium der TUM Emeriti of Excellence und der TUM School of Governance der Öffentlichkeit präsentiert.[more]


8. Oktober 2018 - Sustainable Development: What Research is Most Needed to Support Action?

Im Namen unserer Studiendekanin, Frau Professorin Schreurs, möchten wir Sie auf die Veranstaltung „Sustainable Development: What Research is Most Needed to Support Action?“ aufmerksam machen. [more]