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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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Visions of women’s liberation, 1917-1936
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With laws on domestic violence topping the Duma's to do list, Memorial host Wendy Goldman to look back at the history of women's liberation in 20th century Russia. How did early Soviet reformers envisage womanhood, how many of their ideals were they able to realise and what has the legacy of these reforms been?
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Does anti-European rhetoric offer alternatives to European democracy?
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Post-Brexit Europe continues to find itself threatened by a return to nationalist sentiment. This debate looks at anti-European rhetoric and asks both how it can be countered and whether it in fact offers any alternatives to European democracy.
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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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The limits of European solidarity: has Europe forgotten Ukraine and Greece?
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In the wake of the Paris attacks and the migrant crisis, The Red House asks where the limits of European solidarity lie. Do we lack solidarity or are we overwhelmed by conflicting solidarities? And, now that we've moved on to the next crises, are we really still interested in the fates of Ukraine and Greece?
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Masha Gessen in conversation
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Masha Gessen speaks to the BBC broadcaster and former Moscow Bureau journalist Lucy Ash about her activism and writing. A discussion about protest, Pussy Riot, Putin, Stalinist deportations and the Tsarnaev brothers.
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Conceptualising capitalism: how the misuse of key concepts impedes our understanding of modern economies
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What is capitalism? In this discussion, Professor Geoffrey Hodgson attacks what he sees as widespread misunderstandings of its very nature and proposes a new understanding, based on referral to its historical basis and, in particular, to the ideas of Victorian economist Henry Dunning MacLeod, best known for his work on credit and its centrality within capitalist societies.
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What does Europe want?
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Krytyka Polityczna welcome Slavoj Žižek to Warsaw as they ask - what does Europe want? A discussion between the well-known Slovenian academician and cultural critic and Krytyka Polityczna's very own political commentator, Sławomir Sierakowski.
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Europe and the crisis in the Ukrainian Republic
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The recent crisis has highlighted the conflict of interests caused by Russian resurgence and the EU's expansion in the East. In the run-up to the Ukrainian parliamentary elections, deBuren asked if the EU can guarentee stability and what, if any, meaning international treaties retain in lieu of the means and will to reinforce them.
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Ukraine: Thinking Together
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Ukraine: Thinking Together looked back at the last six months in the Ukraine, the historical origins of recent events, how these happenings fit into European traditions of protest and what lessons can be drawn from Yanukovych's downfall and all that has transpired since then. See the lectures!
What does the future hold for us and for Russia?
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And what about the future of Russia? Will public dissatisfaction with widespread corruption and the fallibility of key institutes suffice to bring about change or are reactionary mentalities so ingrained and distrust of modernity so prevalent that the near future will continue to mirror much of the country's recent past? The Sakharov Centre takes a closer look at the political dynamics determining sentiment in Russia today. Watch the video highlights!
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