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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 Forum on European Culture: Act for Democracy!
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The Forum on European Culture returns to look at the role artists and thinkers have played, play and can play in Europe. What role can the arts play in helping the frame the future of Europe at this crucial juncture and how should we all act for democracy?
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Is there a culture war against populism?
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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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Alien media in Poland
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This Poland for Beginner's debate takes a look at expatriate and minority media in Poland, asking how much of a voice diasporas and their media have in Polish society. Are they excluded from the official picture of the country or increasingly becoming part of the way it is understood at home and abroad.
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Dressing to oppress: why dress codes and freedom clash
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This discussion considers why some governments ban or enforce particular types of clothing at times when they are insecure or fearful. It looks at the the impact which such approaches have had and the ways in which people have sought to counter these attempts at censorship.
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Stories of each other: do we care?
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Free Word, in association with Counterpoint Arts, the Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants & a fantastic cast of renowned international authors, presents an evening of discussion and stories, centred around newly arrived communities, the experience of leaving home and what happens to us when we arrive in a new place.
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Who are we? Identity politics dissected
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On Sunday the 23rd October, the Institute of Ideas and the Times Higher Education held a debate on identity, looking what role the categorisation of people plays in self-identification, society and debate. Topic / Speakers / Battle of Ideas 2016 About the debate: Over recent decades, identity politics has become ubiquitous. The content of what one says, the convictions one articulates,…

Is there a culture war on populism?
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Join Frank Furedi (Sociologist, Social Commentator & Author), David Goodhart (Journalist, Author & Head of Demography at Policy Exchange) and Elif Shafak (Political Commentator & award-winning Novelist) for a debate on what populism is and why some populisms are more equal than others. Should we understand the rise of populism as a challenge to our elites’ top-down values or a…