International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

Dr. Simon Meisch

Ethics and Education

Dr. Simon Meisch works at the department „Ethics and Education“ and is responsible for coordinating the interdisciplinary ethics teaching at the IZEW. He studied political science and modern German liter­a­ture at the Universities of Tübingen and Edinburgh (Scot­land) and wrote his doctorate in political science. After graduating, he worked at the IZEW, the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS, Potsdam) and the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (Universitetet i Bergen, Norway) on ethical and epistemological research questions.

Areas of Expertise

  • Approaches and methods of Application-oriented Ethics

  • Concepts and conceptions of sustainable development

  • Didactics of ethics, education for sustainable development, peace education

  • Post-normal Science

  • The role of the humanities in the discourse on sustainable development; environmental humanities

  • Water ethics, ethics in water research and water governance

  • Conceptions of water security; fair water security

Career

March 2021-February 2022 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow am Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities der Universität Bergen
Since 2020

IZEW, Department “Ethics and Education”

2018/2019

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam

2013-2017

IZEW, Head of Junior Research Group “Ethics of Science in the Research for Sustainable Development”

2013

PhD in Political Science, University of Tuebingen

Winter term 2010/2011

IZEW: Scientific Coordinator (Stand-In for Thomas Potthast)

2009-2012

IZEW, Project “Value Isobars. The Landscape and Isobars of European Values in Relation to Science and New Technology”

2009

IZEW, Project: “Verantwortung wahrnehmen”

2007-2009

IZEW, Managing Office

2005-2007

State Postgraduate Scholarship Programme, Baden-Württemberg

2003-2005

IZEW, Project: “State-wide Academic Supplementary Programme for the Introduction of the EPG”

2000/2001

DAAD annual scholarship, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

1996-2003

Study of Political Science and Modern German Literature at the University of Tuebingen

 

Publications (selection)

A) Monography

  • Meisch, S. (2014): Devolution in Schottland. Institutionelle Entwicklung zwischen Pfadabhängigkeit und graduellem Wandel (Baden-Baden: Nomos), 274 S.

B) Editorship

  • Meisch, S., Brand, C., Müller, U. (eds., 2022): Ethik in Serie – Staffel 2 (Tübingen: Tübingen Library Publishing), 220 pp.

  • Bossert, L., Voget-Kleschin, L., Meisch, S. (eds., 2020): Damit gutes Leben mit der Natur einfacher wird. Suffizienzpolitik für Naturbewahrung (Marburg: Metropolis), 280 pp.

  • Meisch, S., Jäger, U.; Nielebock, T. (eds., 2018): Erziehung zur Friedensliebe. Annäherungen an ein Ziel aus der Landesverfassung Baden-Württemberg (Baden-Baden: Nomos), 330 pp.

  • Meisch, S., Hofer-Krucker Valderrama, S. (eds., 2018): Extremwetter. Konstellationen des Klimawandels in der Literatur der frühen Neuzeit (Baden-Baden: Nomos), 160 pp.

  • Nielebock, T., Meisch, S., Harms, V. (eds., 2012): Zivilklauseln in Forschung, Lehre und Studium. Hochschulen zum Frieden verpflichtet (Baden-Baden: Nomos), 344 pp.

C) Publikations with peer review

D) Publikations without Peer-Review

Current Teachings

Winter Term 2023/24:
  • »Sustainable Development: History, Concepts, Policies«. Seminar. Universität Tübingen, International & European Studies · Doshisha EU Campus European Studies Program.
  • »Bienen und die ökologischen Krisen«. Seminar. Universität Tübingen, Bildungswissenschaftliches Studium.
  • »The Sandman – Ethik in TV-Serien«. Seminar. Universität Tübingen, Bildungswissenschaftliches Studium.
  • »Frieden und Nachhaltige Entwicklung«. Lehrveranstaltung für den Bereich Schlüsselqualifikationen. Universität Tübingen, Career Service: Studium Oecologicum.