Media – Democracy – Constitution: Science Lunch with Impulse Lectures and Networking

Are elections decided on the Internet today?

How great is the influence of online media on opinion-forming and thus also on voting behaviour? What opportunities and dangers does increasing digital communication pose for our democracy?

Forum Professorship: Dr Damian Tambini

We are looking forward to the visit of the British researcher Dr Damian Tambini. He is a recognised expert on media in democracies, media policy, platform regulation and public communication. All democracies are currently facing immense challenges: How can the rationality of public discourse and democratic decision-making – in the face of rapid changes in the digital transformation – be maintained and rethought? Dr Damian Tambini has researched and published extensively on this topic.

Dr Damian Tambini will present his latest research findings and discuss the topics of media, social media platforms, democracy and regulation with us. In addition, we can look forward to short impulses from
Prof Dr Stephan Packard and Dr Karl-Nikolaus Peifer.

The event will be held in English.

Please register by 20 June:



12:00 - 14:00

Public Event


Universitäts- und Stadtsbibliothek zu Köln. Raum 4.007

Kerpener Str. 20, 50923 Köln


Dr. Philipp Budde