Affiliate Debates

Framing with Baldwin Van Gorp
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Beurschouwburg and deBuren team up to challenge our perception of normality. This discussion between Baldwin Van Gorp and Selm Wenselaers looks at the concept of framing, assessing how the formulation of information develops and frames our understanding of the world around us.
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Francis Fukuyama: against identity politics
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De Balie welcome the renowned American political scientist, Francis Fukuyama, to a discussion with Yoeri Albrecht about Fukayama's new book on identity politics and his proposals for their acknowledgement and incorporation into our models of liberal democracy.
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The play’s the thing: what happens when theatre gets censored?
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Index Editor Rachael Jolley talks to the Globe to Globe Hamlet actors, Phoebe Fildes and Matthew Romain, about theatre censorship throughout the world and closer to home, discussing cases in the UK, the Korean Peninsula and the Middle East.
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Étienne Balibar: for another Europe!
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With European parliamentary elections due in two months, De Balie discuss the Dutch release of Étienne Balibar's collected thinking on the need for a federalised European state. Join Étienne Balibar, Laurens Jan Brinkhorst & Judith Sargentini as they debate possible European futures.
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CEF 2018 – Demand the impossible!
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The tenth Central European Forum once more hosted intellectuals and literary figures from across the continent, this year, proposing we demand the impossible, as it looked back at 1968 and 2018, analysing the continuity of ideals and their application in contemporary Europe.
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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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