Wolfgang Donsbach Perspectives

The speaker series has been established to promote continual pursuit towards Tolerance, Internationalism, and intercultural understanding by the deceased funding member and board chairman of Dresden International School, Prof. Donsbach.

The event is open to the public. Interested people are welcome to join. The program will be held in German. A registration is necessary due to limited capacity.

Online registration now available!

Please join us for an insightful dialogue among religious leaders from Dresden at the next Wolfgang Donsbach Perspectives on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 18:30 at school campus (Annenstrasse 9). The theme of the event will be

„Droht ein Kampf der Kulturen?
Christen, Moslems und Juden im Dialog“
("Is There the Threat of a Clash of Cultures? Christians, Muslims, and Jewish in Dialog")

We are happy to welcome to the panel discussion


Pastor of the Dresden Church of Our Lady

Rabbi of the Jewish community of Dresden

The panel discussion will be moderated by Alexandra Princess of Lippe.

Expect a lively discussion. We have only limited seating and we expect this event to be fully booked, so please do reserve the date in your calendar. The program will be held in German.


  • 18:30 Reception
  • 19:00 Welcome by Prof. Dr. Heribert Heckschen, board chair, followed by panel discussion
  • 20:30 Get Together

Further details and registration are coming soon. HERE ONLINE REGISTRATION

Events in 2016

Thomas de Maizière: "Toleranz - wo hört sie auf?"

On October 28 took place the second edition of the Wolfgang Donsbach Perspectives. We have been very greatly to welcome Dr. Thomas de Maizière, Federal Minister of the Interior, as our guest speaker. Mr de Maizière discussed in a panel the topic together with Prof. Dr. Martin Gillo, former Saxon's German civil servants responsible for integration of foreigners and DIS students, moderated by Mr Michael Sagurna, Minister of State (out of service).

Werne D'Inka: "Weltoffen - weil's vernünftig ist"

The new speaker series has been kicked-off in May with a speech titled "Weltoffen - weil's vernünftig ist" by Werner D'Inka, journalist and editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung. Over 150 guest have followed our invitation and joined together with Dresden's mayor, Mr Dirk Hilbert, minister of state Dr. Jaeckel, board chair Prof. Heckschen, Ms Eva Donsbach and DIS students a lively discussion.


The speaker series is supported by the Prof.-Dr.-Wolfgang-Donsbach-Fund. The fund has been established to continue the achievements and engagement of DIS board chair Prof. Donsbach.

Your support of the Donsbach-Fund is very much appreciated. Your donation is very welcome and will help to establish and develop our activities, that support internationalism in Dresden.

Account for donations
Commerzbank Dresden
IBAN: DE 49 8508 0000 0513 931403
Purpose of use: Donation for "Prof.-Dr.-Wolfgang-Donsbach-Fund"

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