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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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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20 & 27.11.2017

In the margins of Europe: Russia

A CCCB & CIDOB affiliate series of discussions

Fraternal differences or a world apart? 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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07.11.2017

Time to Talk open letter in support of Osman Kavala

In solidarity On November 1st, the leading Turkish cultural figure, Osman Kavala, was charged with trying to overthrow the Turkish government. Here, Time to Talk members and their organisations offer their support and call on European politicians and media platforms to ensure that he receives a fair and transparent trial.
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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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25.10.2017

A crisis of liberalism? A conversation with Ognyan Minchev

A Time to Talk discussion by The Red House

Where did it all go wrong? Why are European voters turning away from the traditional political representatives of mainstream liberalism? And, what has led some of the former Eastern bloc's foremost proponents of liberal democracy to start taking a more critical stance on the EU and European elites?
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22-24.09.2017

Revolution! Vienna Humanities Festival 2017

An IWM, Wien Museum and Time to Talk festival of debate

From the barricades to the blog Vienna Humanities Festival returns in 2017 with an action packed weekend of discussions around the theme of revolution. From Russia in 1917 through to the Euromaidan in 2013/4 via the Industrial Revolution of the 19th and the Digital Revolution of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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31.05.2016

Against silence: on freedom of expression in Europe

A Time to Talk, IWM & Chumir Foundation Wiener Festwochen debate

Consensus and other constraints Lately, the actions of both state and non-state actors have led to increasing concerns about the state of freedom of expression in Europe. Join Claire Fox, Miklos Haraszti and Agnieszka Holland for a discussion about free speech and censorship in Europe today.
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