Continuation of the online discussion round "Fair-Handeln! Implementing the mission statement at the University of Jena"

This time the event will be held in English and will focus on concerns of international students.
24 June 2021, 16:00
24 June 2021, 17:30
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Invitation panel discussion on fair environment at the University of Jena

Dear members of the University of Jena community,

All members of the university community need to be free to study, work and pursue their research here without fear of unfair treatment. That also means that there needs to be a clear procedure setting out how people can get unfair treatment stopped, if it does unfortunately happen.

So in addition to including the principle of equal and fair treatment in its recent mission statement, the university is also in the process of drafting concrete procedures. For technical reasons there are actually going to be two documents:

  • Prof. Cantner (Vice President for Early Career Researchers and Diversity Management) and his office have produced a draft anti-discrimination guideline.
  • The Staff Council is working on a parallel document which stresses the resolution of workplace conflicts and also reflects the strong protections German law provides for those who have an employment contract with the university. 

We want to inform the university community about these developments and discuss them with stakeholders and university representatives. So following the German-language panel discussion „Fair-handeln!“ on April 29, it now gives us great pleasure to cordially invite you to the following English-language panel discussion:

The event will take place online. The login details:

Link to participate
Passcode: Fair
Time: June 24th 2021 from 4pm till 5:30pm

The discussion will be led by the journalist, human rights activist and diversity consultant Inge Bell. The panel members:

  • Prof. Uwe Cantner, Vice President for Early Career Researchers and Diversity Management
  • Katrin Glaser, Deputy Chair of the Staff Council
  • Dr Claudia Hillinger, Head of the International Office
  • Dr Gunda Huskobla, Administrator of the Graduate Academy
  • Astha Jain, board member of Dr.FSU
  • Dr Britta Sahheiser, Head of Student Support at the International Office

In the later part of the discussion the panel will take some questions from the audience: please use the Zoom chat function for this purpose. We look forward to your lively participation and questions!

With kind regards,

Bärbel Kracke and Anke Hildebrandt (Equal Opportunities Officers)

David J. Green (Diversity Officer)

PS: The German title „fair.handeln“ of the first event is a play on words that we have not managed to adequately render into English. The literal meaning of „fair handeln“ is to act fairly. But „fair handeln“ also sounds exactly like „verhandeln“, which means to negotiate. This second meaning reflects our desire to bring different perspectives to the table and together.

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