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A fireside chat is a small-size online meeting, lasting about 1 -1.5 hours, for 6-8 young and promising professionals and researchers including PhD and master’s level students.

It is an informal chat with a senior person from the world of policy, politics, industry or academia.


By joining, you will hear interesting insights and pick up some practical ideas from the experience of the host in her or his life as a politician, policymaker, academic, entrepreneur, etc. You will meet online some people who are more or less at the same stage of their professional and academic life as you are, and perhaps you want to continue staying in touch with them.

Upcoming and past fireside chats

  • Fireside chat with Leanne Fry
    Thu, 30 Mar
    Online Fireside chat
    30 Mar, 10:00 – 11:30
    Online Fireside chat
    Hybrid work - here to stay?
  • Fireside chat with Kavé Salamatian (1)
    Thu, 16 Mar
    Online Fireside chat
    16 Mar, 16:00 – 17:30 CET
    Online Fireside chat
    Geopolitics of cyberspace: a multidisciplinary approach
  • Fireside chat with Riccardo Genghini
    Thu, 26 Jan
    Online Fireside chat
    26 Jan, 16:00 – 17:30 CET
    Online Fireside chat
    How to configure Identity and Freedom in a Digital Society
  • Fireside chat with Stefano Cerri
    Thu, 01 Dec
    Online fireside chat
    01 Dec 2022, 16:00 CET – 02 Dec 2022, 17:30 CET
    Online fireside chat
    Human centered, interactive Artificial Intelligence
  • Fireside chat with Cristiano Codagnone
    Thu, 24 Nov
    Online fireside chat
    24 Nov 2022, 16:00 – 17:30 CET
    Online fireside chat
    Online Platforms: Power and regulation
  • Fireside chat with Jeremy Millard
    Thu, 31 Mar
    Online event
    31 Mar 2022, 16:00 – 17:30
    Online event
  • Fireside chat with Joep Crompvoets
    28 Feb 2022, 17:00 – 18:30
    Good governance for a smart world This fireside aims to answer the central question ‘what is good governance for a smart world?’. In order to answer this question, the concepts of good governance and the associated public values are introduced as well as smart cities/world. The answers refer to gove
  • Fireside chat with Robert Hamilton
    Thu, 03 Feb
    Online event
    03 Feb 2022, 17:00 – 04 Feb 2022, 18:30
    Online event
  • Fireside chat with Jonathan Sage
    Tue, 07 Dec
    Online event
    07 Dec 2021, 16:00 – 17:30
    Online event
    Cyber and Cloud
  • Fireside chat with Michal Boni
    Thu, 04 Nov
    Online event
    04 Nov 2021, 16:00 – 17:30
    Online event
  • Fireside chat with Reinhard Posch
    20 Oct 2021, 15:00 – 16:30
    Privacy and Security - The unexpected Digital Game-Changer of COVID
  • The fluid society
    Wed, 06 Oct
    Fireside chat
    06 Oct 2021, 15:00
    Fireside chat
    The influence of digitalization on people and society has become so gigantic that we are talking about a massive digital change of society. Humanity is therefore moving towards a new phase of her existence. Other governance is required for the fluid society.
  • The day after the German elections
    Mon, 27 Sept
    Online panel
    27 Sept 2021, 17:00 – 18:30 CEST
    Online panel
    What is the impact of the German elections for Germany itself, for the EU and for geopolitics? Can post-Merkel Germany strengthen Europe’s strategic position in the world and at the same time overcome at least some of Europe’s internal divisions?
  • AI Ethics Standards and Regulation for a Trustworthy AI ecosystem
    22 Sept 2021, 15:00
    Fireside chat
    This fireside chat will review current initiatives towards the development of AI governance frameworks, ethics and oversight related standards and regulations, and discuss the role each of these can play within a wider ecosystem of trustworthiness for the use of AI.
  • Fireside chat 03
    Mon, 26 Jul
    26 Jul 2021, 19:00
  • Fireside chat 02
    Sat, 26 Jun
    26 Jun 2021, 19:00
  • Fireside chat 01
    Wed, 26 May
    26 May 2021, 19:00
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