DENeB discussion round

The DENeB discussion round serves as a platform for Ph.D. and post doc students from Berlin to discuss their own research. It takes place every second Wednesday of the month at the DIW. 

In the DENeB discussion round the emphasis is on discussion and not on presenting, i.e. instead of having a 45 minute presentation the paper/research project to be discussed is circulated beforehand and we start with the discussion right away.

This requires two things for those who want their research to be discussed:
  1. a commitment to attend (at least for a semester) all discussion rounds even those in which they are not presenting and
  2. the paper/extended abstract to be discussed should be circulated at least three days in advance. Every participant is required to read it and prepare thoughts/questions on it.
Students who do not present in a given semester are welcome to participate as often as they like. For the distribution of future slots past attendance and urgency (for example impending doctoral defense) will be considered.

The discussion round dates and presenters for the 2018/2019 round are:

Location: Francine D. Blau Room, 3.3.002b, DIW Berlin

November, 14 Vanessa Boese

December, 12 Philipp Öhlmann

January, 9
Annekathrin Schoofs

February, 13
Discussion Round Day
Helke Seitz
Melanie Koch Sindu Kebede
Antonia Grohmann
March, 13 Melinda Vigh

April, 10
Ana Garcia-Hernandez

May, 8
June, 5
Katharina Lehmann-Uschner
Marrit Teirlinck

If you would like to participate in the discussion round please contact us as


DENeB discussion round in previous academic years:

The discussion round dates and presenters for the 2017/2018 round are:

Oct. 11th, 2017 Vanessa Boese
Nov. 8th, 2017
Ana García Hernández
Dec. 13th, 2017
Katharina Lehmann-Uschner
Jan. 17th, 2018 Melinda Vigh
Feb. 28th, 2018 Philipp Öhlmann
Apr. 18th, 2018 Janina Steinert
May 9th, 2018 Anja Gaentzsch
Jun. 13th, 2018
Annekathrin Schoofs
Jul. 11th, 2018 Marrit Teirlinck