Towards a Central-European Liberalism?

Tuesday, 29 January 2013, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, IWM library

Kultura Liberalna (liberal culture) is an intellectual milieu created around a non-profit, socio-political, weekly magazine established in 2009 by a group of young academics, artists, journalists, students and freelancers. Devoted to modernize liberal thought according to the forthcoming theoretical and practical challenges it also strives to apply liberal ideals to the specific, Central European historical experience.

The thematic spectrum of the magazine is exceptionally broad. It offers analyses of Polish and international politics, in-depth reflections on society as well as articles on economy, history and new social movements in Europe and beyond. Separate columns are devoted to current trends in literature, visual arts and music.

Kultura Liberalna attaches great importance to both the intellectual and the linguistic quality of the articles published. Established as a leading liberal journal in Poland it has attracted many prominent contributors – scholars, artists, politicians and journalists – including Lech Walesa, Saskia Sassen, Timothy Garton-Ash, Michael Walzer, Paul Berman, Adam Michnik, Richard Wolin, Quentin Skinner, Ivan Krastev, Zygmunt Bauman, Aleksander Smolar, Krzysztof Penderecki and Agnieszka Holland.

Kultura Liberalna also publishes in English and German.

Discussants:

Grzegorz Brzozowski
Editor of the film&theater section; Ph.D. student at the Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw
Piotr Kiezun
Editor of the book section; works at the Books Institute in Warsaw
Jaroslaw Kuisz
Editor-in-chief, adjunct at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw
Karolina Wigura
Editor of the political section; adjunct at the Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, currently Bronis?aw Geremek Junior Visiting Fellow at the IWM
Ivan Krastev (chair)
Permanent Fellow at the IWM; Chair of the Board, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia