Author Archives: Marion Gollner

Timothy Garton Ash wins the Charlemagne Prize 2017

Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at Oxford University and a member of IWM’s Board of Trustees, was awarded the prestigious Charlemagne Prize on May 25, 2017. Pope Francis was last year’s winner of the prize, awarded annually to those who have contributed most to the ideals of post-war Europe.
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Erhard Busek: Europe and Austria – The Shape of the Future?

Europe is changing. Looking outwards, it has to operate increasingly as a global player; looking inwards, it needs to counter the centrifugal tendencies of some of its member states by strengthening regional cooperations. For a small country like Austria, the latter are crucial, but many neighbouring countries’ internal developments are putting a strain on their relations with Austria.
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Royal Honour for Mieke Verloo

On April 26, IWM Non-Resident Permanent Fellow Mieke Verloo has received the royal honour of being named Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau. Every year, royal honours are awarded to those who have been of exceptional service to science or society. Mieke Verloo, Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues at Radboud University, is an …
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Europa, USA: Was ändert sich mit Trump?

Hochrangig besetzte Debatte im Burgtheater mit der Journalistin Alison Smale, dem Politologen Ivan Krastev, Regisseur Robert Dornhelm, STANDARD -Chefredakteurin Alexandra Föderl-Schmid, dem republikanischen Trump-Kritiker Jim Kolbe und der Carnegie-Analystin Judy.
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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, …
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Leben wir in revolutionären Zeiten?

Im Wiener Burgtheater diskutieren Agnes Heller, Philipp Blom, Karel Schwarzenberg und Hans Christian Ströbele zum Thema “Leben wir in revolutionären Zeiten?” Durch die Diskussion führt Alexandra Föderl-Schmid.
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Ivan Vejvoda Becomes a New Permanent Fellow

Europe is facing tremendous challenges. Liberal democracy is being put to the test both from within and from outside. In addition to the advance of populist parties and the rise of nationalist tendencies, exit plans – see Brexit – jeopardise the stability and future of the European project. To be able to treat the symptoms …
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Ivan Vejvoda

IWM Permanent Fellow
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Ivan Vejvoda

IWM Permanent Fellow
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Anton Shekhovtsov: Russia and the Western Far Right

The lecture discussed relations between various Russian actors (activists, politicians, organisations, media, officials, etc.) and the Western far right. It provided a historical perspective, discussing the pro-Soviet or pro-Russian views of particular Western far right activists, but its major focus is contemporary Russia.
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