Being human in the 21st century - is that still possible?

November 24, 2023

It seems that the speed of technological progress, the societal change and the global change has never been greater than today. Humanity is facing new tests.

The lecture explores the question of whether it is still possible to be human in the 21st century and what factors shape and threaten this humanity.

Current developments, from digitalisation to globalisation, to ethics in technology, business and science will be highlighted and discussed, how individual and collective responsibility play a key role in preserving the value of our lives.

The lecture invites us to reflect on the future of our humanity in an increasingly world and explore ways to preserve it.

Prof. Aldenhoff was born in Dresden in 1948, grew up in Munich, and after attending a classical humanistic high school, he studied medicine. He later specialized in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and neurobiology. Until 2012, he held the chair of psychiatry at the University of Kiel. He has authored several notable books and provides therapy for individuals with emotional challenges.

Some of his books include: "Bin ich psycho - oder geht das von alleine weg?" (C. Bertelsmann 2014), "Bin ich schon alt oder wird das wieder?" (C. Bertelsmann 2018), and "Mensch Mann! Was ist los in Männerseelen?" (Herder 2021).


From 5.30 pm | Admission and Get-Together

6.30 pm -6.40 pm | Welcome by Korbinian Kohler

6.40 pm – 7 pm | Introduction by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Vossenkuhl

7 pm – 7.45 pm | Keynote Speech by Guest Speaker

7.45 pm – 8.15 pm | Discussion

8.30 pm - midnight | Exclusive Gala Dinner

Until 8:15 pm, hotel guests and external visitors can attend the lecture for free, provided they register 24 hours in advance, subject to availability and upon request.

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Accreditation Dinner

For an exclusive dinner in an intimate setting with the possibility for discussion you can register with us:


190 Euro per Person


Maximum Number of Participants: 20 Guests

The speaker, Professor Vossenkuhl and Korbinian Kohler will be present.