30.03.2016

Europe: too big to fail?

A De Balie affiliate debate

The beginning of the end? As the Greek and migrant questions have led to discord, borders have closed and European leaders have, at times, appeared unable to come to a common accord, leading some to talk of the European Union's impedending collapse. De Balie ask Ivan Krastev and Paul Scheffer how much substance this talk has and where the EU should go from here.
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19.05.2015

Masha Gessen in conversation

An English PEN affiliate discussion

In the shadows of power Masha Gessen speaks to the BBC broadcaster and former Moscow Bureau journalist Lucy Ash about her activism and writing. A discussion about protest, Pussy Riot, Putin, Stalinist deportations and the Tsarnaev brothers.
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24.03.2015

Conceptualising capitalism: how the misuse of key concepts impedes our understanding of modern economies

A Krytyka Polityczna affiliate debate

The nature of the beast What is capitalism? In this discussion, Professor Geoffrey Hodgson attacks what he sees as widespread misunderstandings of its very nature and proposes a new understanding, based on referral to its historical basis and, in particular, to the ideas of Victorian economist Henry Dunning MacLeod, best known for his work on credit and its centrality within capitalist societies. Watch the recording!

20.12.2014

What does Europe want?

A Krytyka Polityczna affiliate debate

A look forward Krytyka Polityczna welcome Slavoj Žižek to Warsaw as they ask - what does Europe want? A discussion between the well-known Slovenian academician and cultural critic and Krytyka Polityczna's very own political commentator, Sławomir Sierakowski. Watch the recording!

21.10.2014

Europe and the crisis in the Ukrainian Republic

A deBuren TTT debate

Good neighbours? The recent crisis has highlighted the conflict of interests caused by Russian resurgence and the EU's expansion in the East. In the run-up to the Ukrainian parliamentary elections, deBuren asked how capable the EU really is of guaranteeing stability, not just internally, but also on its borders, and what, if any, meaning international treaties retain in lieu of the means and will to reinforce them. Watch the video highlights!

17.05.2014

Ukraine: Thinking Together

A co-operative affiliate festival organised by Krytyka

Ukrainian pluralism Ukraine: Thinking Together looked back at the last six months in the Ukraine, the historical origins of recent events, how these happenings fit into European traditions of protest and what lessons can be drawn from Yanukovych's downfall and all that has transpired since then. See the lectures!

25.05.13

What does the future hold for us and for Russia?

A Sakharov Centre affiliate debate

Russian Futures And what about the future of Russia? Will public dissatisfaction with widespread corruption and the fallibility of key institutes suffice to bring about change or are reactionary mentalities so ingrained and distrust of modernity so prevalent that the near future will continue to mirror much of the country's recent past? The Sakharov Centre takes a closer look at the political dynamics determining sentiment in Russia today. Watch the video highlights!

25.05.2013

Is Stalin still with us, why are we still talking about Stalin and Stalinism today?

A Sakharov Centre affiliate debate

Stalinism today In Is Stalin still with us, why are we still talking about Stalin and Stalinism today? The Sakharov Centre investigates the validity of continuing to discuss Stalin and the crimes of the past in present day Russia, asking whether doing so improves awareness and thus the contemporary situation or merely draws attention to bad examples from a past, which people should be allowed to forget?
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