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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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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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Revolution or resistance?
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CCCB invites speakers to contemplate the concept of revolution from a contemporary European perspective. Is revolution still an engine of liberation for societies in the Western world or are we now at the stage where resistance can be seen as the better strategy, if we are to defend the social advances of the last century?
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Democracy and nationalism
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The CCCB welcomes Liah Greenfeld to Barcelona for a discussion about the relationship between the consolidation of nations, the governance of peoples and the good functioning of democracy. What influence has nationalism had on the development of modern states and does it still have a role to play in a globalised world?
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Reading Orwell today: on freedom & the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear
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Books such as Animal Farm and 1984 are known worldwide, but what is George Orwell's relevance today, how prescient were his predictions, how do his writings inform us about our own situations and what impact has his work had posthumously?
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Democracy and religious diversity
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The CCCB hosts Professor Charles Taylor on the occasion of A Secular Age's translation into Spanish. A discussion about the diversification of spiritual inclinations in the Western world, how Western states are approaching this new pluralism and the pros and contras of their various approaches.
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Angela Davis – Revolution today
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Angela Davis is a political activist and professor emeritus of philosophy. Known for her work for human rights and her opposition to racial discrimination, this lecture saw her discuss the meaning of revolution in our times. This discussion forms part of the CCCB’s Revolution or resistance? discussion series. Click here to find out more about the CCCB & other discussions…

Arundhati Roy – Idea, word and action
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In Revolution or resistance? Idea, word and action, the internationally acclaimed writer and activist, Arundhati Roy, discussed her work on anti-capitalism and Kashmir and the recent publication of her new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. English-language video highlights of this debate are being produced and will appear on TTTdebates.org in the near future. To find out when this and…