Affiliate Debates

Battle of Ideas 2018
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The Battle of Ideas returns for another year of provocative and challenging debate. With 100+ speakers, the Barbican Centre will play host to debates on a number of diverse themes, from #MeToo to Big Tech via drill music and Brexit. Come and join the debate.
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Europe: from hope to disaffection. A Mediterranean view
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In a day of seminars, the CCCB & the British Academy look at the shift in perceptions of the EU from the perspective of Southern Europe, tracing how the European project has gone from being greeted as a positive development to having increasingly negative associations.
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After Europe
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The OLF hosts Donatas Puslys & Aurimas Švedas in discussion with Ivan Krastev on the future of Europe. What lies behind the change in politics in Central and Eastern Europe and what could the continued development of these dynamics mean for both these states and Europe as a whole?
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The Kyiv International – ‘68 NOW
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The team at Kyiv's VCRC organises its second Kyiv International, inviting an international cast of speakers and artists to look at the legacy of 1968 and how the emancipatory potential of the idea of the international can be mobilised against new conflicts and constructs designed to divide us.
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The Hungarian far right in light of the election results
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How has far right thought made it from the margins to the centre of Hungarian politics in the space of ten short years? In the light of the recent elections, the Kreisky Forum invited Péter Krekó to come to Vienna to speak on the radical right in Hungary.
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De Balie invites: Kishore Mahbubani on how Asia is overtaking Europe
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The De Balie invites series welcomes Kishore Mahbubani to Amsterdam for a discussion about fading Western dominance and Asia's return to power. How is Asia overtaking Europe and what can and should we do about it?
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Is liberalism dead?
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In the run-up to the Italian and Hungarian elections, De Balie turn their attention to the rise of illiberalism, inviting Jan Zielonka to discuss the findings of his new book and asking him, Frits Bolkestein, Matthijs Lok and Luiza Bialasiewicz whether liberalism is dead?
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Why is fascism making a comeback?
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On the anniversary of the founding of the first Slovak Republic and amidst mass political unrest following the murder of Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová, Project Forum look at Slovakia's past, current events & the increased appeal of right-wing groups.
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In the margins of Europe: Russia
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CCCB and CIDOB take a look at Europe from its fringes. Starting with two discussions on Russia, this series encourages reflection on the European project, adopting the perspectives of its geographic and symbolic peripheries.
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Good populism, bad populism?
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Populism is the word on everyone's lips, be it for describing Brexit, Trump or the AfD, but what about left wing parties like Podemos & SYRIZA and politicians like Macron and the many mainstream copycat proponents of "a new direction"? What is populism & why do some populisms get better press than others?
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Re:Thinking Europe with Philipp Blom & Kalypso Nicolaïdis
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De Balie honour the memory of Isaiah Berlin and speak to Philipp Blom and Kalypso Nicolaïdis about the future of Europe. Is empathy between nations key and what might encourage people to engage in the European project?
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Rising pressure – media freedom across Europe
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Index on Censorship launched the Mapping Media Freedom project with a discussion about the pressures journalists face throughout Europe. Focussing on increased political tensions, this discussion looks at the extent of the problems journalists are confronted with and asks what can be done to improve the situation.
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