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 school board is preparing the fourth edition of this event that is planned for the school year 2017-18.

The event is open to the public. Interested people are very welcome to join.


In the Podium: Miriam Meckel and Marion Ackermann
December 11, 18:00

We are happy to announce the upcoming Wolfgang Donsbach Perspective event that will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017 at School Campus.

Participants can expect a lively discussion with the Editor of Wirtschaftswoche, Prof. Dr. Miriam Merkel, and the Director of the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Prof. Dr. Marion Ackermann, moderated by Peter Zimmermann.

You will also have the unique opportunity to join our get together and meet our guest.

When: December 11, 18:00
Where: Dresden International School, Annenstr. 9, 01067 Dresden

Please do reserve the date in your calendar. Further details and registration are coming soon. If you can't wait, please don't hesitate to contact us via email (info@dresden-is.de) or phone (0351 44007 0).

Religions in dialogue.

We are happy to announce that a lot of people joined an insightful dialogue on "Is There the Threat of a Clash of Cultures? Christians, Muslims, and Jewish in Dialog" among religious leaders from Dresden at the last Perspectives Event on March 16, 2017.

We were honoured to welcome Khaldun Al Saadi (Arabist / Islamic scholar, Alumni Young Islam Conference), Sebastian Feydt (Pastor of the Dresden Church of Our Lady), and Alexander Nachama (Rabbi of the Jewish community of Dresden) in a lively panel discussion. Our special thanks goes to Alexandra Princess of Lippe for the wonderful moderation of the event.

Photo Impressions

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).

Photo Impressions

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.

Download Speed by Mr. D'Inka here (held in German).


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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