Conversation on the State of Cultural and Intellectual Life in Russia Today

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, IWM library
To what extent are Russian culture and intellectual life regulated by the state? In what forms does intellectual life exist, and are these forms conventional? Who are today’s “intellectuals” and what cultural, symbolic and political product do they produce? Where is the line between intellectual work and politics, between politics and culture, and can there be dialogue along these borders? These and other questions will be discussed with Irina Prokhorova and Ivan Krastev.

Ivan Krastev
Chair, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia; Permanent Fellow, IWM

Irina Prokhorova
Russian intellectual and democratic politician; President, Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation; owner and editor-in-chief, New Literary Observer publishing house, Moscow; Guest, Russia in Global Dialogue, IWM

Daria Skibo
Research Fellow, Centre for Independent Sociological Research, St. Petersburg; Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow, IWM