04.12.2017

Dissidents today – from anti-communism to anti-liberalism?

A Time to Talk discussion by The Red House

Is there a liberal imperative? Nikolay Mihaylov talks to The Red House about the boundaries of public discussion, looking at whether liberalism itself innately restricts our ability to discuss our concerns and the conditions we need to guarantee an environment within which democratic alternatives can be widely discussed.
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The Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

House Description CIDOB, Barcelona's Centre for International Affairs, is Spain's oldest international relations think tank. The centre brings together a dynamic team of analysts and researchers, specialising in Europe, Latin America, the Mediterranean, the former Soviet space and China and regularly publishing on the issues which these arenas throw up. Read more!

20.11.2017

The virtues of dissent

A TTT Vienna Humanities Festival debate

Populism and positive change Philippe Narval speaks to Heide Schmidt about her journey from the FPÖ to the NEOS, about how to define populism and what we can and should do to counteract its more negative manifestations.
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deBuren

House Description deBuren is a space where listening and speaking are both equally aspired to. From the heart of Brussels, deBuren offers a forum for discussing the art, culture, societies and politics of both the Low Countries and of Europe as a whole.
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Institute of Ideas

House Description The Institute of Ideas is a forum for intelligent and lively public debate of complex social issues: a new academy for ideas in the UK and internationally. It challenges orthodoxy and prejudice, not for the sake of it, but because people are more than capable of deciding things for themselves.
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29.10.2017

What is liberalism?

A Battle of Ideas Time to Talk debate

An ideological chameleon Liberalism has many faces, but all seem to have come into the firing line of late, why is this and what does it mean to be a liberal in the twenty-first century? Is there a growing disenchantment with economically liberal ideas, with the concept of liberalism itself or are we witnessing infighting within liberalism?
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28.10.2017

Is there a culture war against populism?

A Battle of Ideas Time to Talk debate

A necessary evil? What are populists and why do some populists get tarred with the populist brush while others receive a more enthusiastic reception? Are populist movements morbid symptoms of a dying political order or the first signs of a democratic renewal? And, should we celebrate rather than criticise their efforts to overturn our top-down systems?
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28-29.10.2017

Battle of Ideas 2017

An Institute of Ideas festival of debate with Time to Talk

An unsafe space The Battle of Ideas is back for another festival of provocative and challenging debate. This year, the Barbican Centre awaits visitors with an action-packed weekend featuring more than a hundred debates on diverse themes.
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