Lectures

March 2018

20
Mar
2018

Überreichtum – wann ist viel zu viel?

Für Platon war „Überreichtum“ ein exzessiver Reichtum, der nicht glücklich macht, weil er nicht tugendhaft ist. Aktuell ist die weltweite Vermögenskonzentration enorm. Inwieweit setzen Mitgefühl und Barmherzigkeit  der Habgier Schranken? Und sind Zorn und Neid tatsächlich eine Bedrohung für den Überreichtum von einigen wenigen? Martin Schürz ist Ökonom an der Oesterreichischen Nationalbank, wo er die …
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February 2018

13
Feb
2018

Rethinking the Global Crisis

We are sorry to inform you that the Monthly Lecture has had to be cancelled! We appreciate your understanding! In the face of the overarching structural social transformations of recent decades, which were rendered manifest by the crash of 2008 and its aftermath, there has been a resurgence of critical approaches to capitalism.  Nevertheless, it …
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January 2018

24
Jan
2018

Cancelled!" rel="bookmark"> New and Old Culture Wars in Europe and the Place of Central Europe – Cancelled!

The Monthly Lecture has had to be cancelled! We appreciate your understanding! The Euro crisis and the migration crisis have revealed deep cleavages within Europe. The former is not just the financial crisis of the common currency, or the devastation of the reliance on particular financial institutions. But this crisis touched the very essence of …
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22
Jan
2018

Icons and Bolsheviks

In 1923 – 1924 photomontage became the main medium of Russian constructivism. It was hailed as a new revolutionary method destined to replace painting, which had come to be seen as antiquated. In reality, however artists such as Alexander Rodchenko, Gustav Klutsis, and Sergei Senkin employed archaic compositional structures in assembling elements of photographic images. Not only …
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