Author Archives: Marion Gollner

Ivan Krastev wins Elemér Hantos Prize 2017

The Bulgarian political scientist and bestselling author Ivan Krastev from the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna has been awarded the Elemér Hantos Prize 2017. The Elemér Hantos Prize, named after the Hungarian economist and politician Elemér Hantos (1881-1942), is awarded annually by the Central Europe Foundation of Zurich, Switzerland, to persons and organizations for …
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Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Film Posters of the 1920s

In contrast to late-1920s Russian graphic design, Ukrainian film posters remain practically unknown to the broader public, both in Ukraine and internationally. Only in the last five years have publications on Ukrainian poster design of the 1920s – 1930s begun to appear. This exhibition will include reproductions of the works of artists such as Ibrahym …
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Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Avant-garde Films 1929-1931

Curated by Konstantin Akinsha The program Filming the Revolution is dedicated to Ukrainian cinema of the late 1920s-early 1930s. During this period, the All-Ukrainian Photo Cinema Administration (VUFKU) was a cinematographic state monopoly that encompassed the entire film industry in Ukraine. It was not only Ukrainian film directors who cooperated with VUFKU, however. In the late …
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From Delhi to Vienna: Globalizing the IWM

Born in Washington D.C., Shalini Randeria studied psychology, sociology and social anthropology at the Universities of Delhi, Oxford and Heidelberg. Her research and teaching took her to Berlin, Zurich, Geneva, Paris and Budapest before she came to Vienna as the Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in 2015. Her research interests range from the concerns of the poorest of the poor – the so-called ‘untouchable’ castes in India – to today’s most powerful global institutions, such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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Russia and the Western Far Right: Tango Noir

  The growing influence on the Western far right has been much discussed in the media recently. This book is the first detailed inquiry into what has been a neglected but critically important trend: the growing links between Russian actors and Western far right activists, publicists, ideologues, and politicians. The author uses a range of …
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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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