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Pettenkofer talks is an interactive, personal conversation format with well-known people in Global Health that highlights possible career paths and professional fields for young interdisciplinary researchers in the field of Public Health and Global Health.


The format takes place approximately twice a year as a digital or hybrid event (digital and face-to-face) in the nexus of the Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz and World Health Summit. It is aimed at interested people from all over the world and from all scientific disciplines. Each event takes 90 minutes and highlights personal stories, successes and failures of the invited guests. At the same time, the audience will learn about a diverse range of career options. During the event, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions via an online tool. The interviewees will be interviewed by young professionals from the field of global health.


The importance of global health has been growing steadily in recent years. With the German government's Global Health Strategy and high-level global health events such as the World Health Summit, the relevance of global health is also increasingly recognized in Germany. However, career paths are not clearly formulated. There are a variety of ways to gain a foothold in the field. Pettenkofer talks uses an informal discussion format to illustrate this variability and the different perspectives that come with it.


Sylvia Hartmann (German Climate Change and Health Alliance)

Mike Rüb (LMU Munich, Pettenkofer School of Public Health, LMU Klinikum)

Maike Voss (German Climate Change and Health Alliance)


All events at a glance


Pettenkofer talks with Ilona Kickbusch
(26 October 2021)

Ilona Kickbusch is founding director of the Global Health Centre in Geneva. She advises international organizations on global health. More Info

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Pettenkofer talks with Andrea Ammon
(18 February 2021)

Andrea Ammon has been Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) since June 2017. More Info


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