De Balie, Amsterdam

De Balie
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Located in Amsterdam's former District Court, De Balie provides the city with a multifaceted cultural platform. Hosting lectures, debates, screenings, exhibitions, plays and performances, De Balie combines creativity and hard-hitting analysis in an unpredictable and constantly evolving form.
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Understanding the populist turn: 10 lessons on populism
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With a cast of activists, researchers and academics, this debate will focus on ways in which people have taken decisive action against populism, looking at cases in Hungary and Switzerland and discussing proposals for building successful opposition & alternatives to populist movements.
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Understanding the populist turn: populism, an east-west divide?
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Ulrike Guérot, Jan-Werner Müller & Sławomir Sierakowski discuss populism's continued rise. This debate focuses on Europe's so-called east-west divide, analysing the different forms that populism takes throughout the continent and the socio-political factors behind such.
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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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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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How Trump might save the EU
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Starting off with an unusual proposal, De Balie look at the fate of Europe in a blockbuster election year with Ivan Krastev and Luiza Bialasiewicz. How could the Trump effect save us from our own new right and where will the EU stand at the end of 2017?
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Erdoğan – the new father of Turkey?
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De Balie look at Erdoğan's rise to power and discuss Turkey's future under his leadership after a year full of turmoil. In the midst of regional conflict, is Turkey now on its way to becoming a dictatorship or is Erdoğan the new father of the people and a figure of stability in troubled times?
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Democracy in Europe: Hungary
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De Balie start the new year and their Democracy in Europe series by looking at Hungary. With, amongst others, the Princeton scholar Kim Lane Scheppele, they analyse recent anti-democratic developments in Hungary and ask what lessons can be learnt from these developments in other European states.
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Diversity: empowering some, silencing others?
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Does the current focus on diversity do more to divide than to unify societies? Join De Balie and the Institute of Ideas for this Battle of Ideas debate on the differences in our societies and how we think about politics and citizenship.
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Europe: too big to fail?
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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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In the EU we (mis)trust – on the road to the EU elections
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What is the way forward for the EU? Should we be moving closer together or further apart? At a time in which many distrust the union, ECF and De Balie took a look at what is likely to be on our political horizon in the coming election year.
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