This year’s participants include Ivan Krastev (political scientist, IWM Permanent Fellow, Chair of the Board of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia), Marcin Król (Professor of History of Ideas and Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of Warsaw, editor-in-chief of Res Publica), and Shalini Randeria (designated IWM Rector, beginning with 2015; Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute in Geneva). Opening comments will be provided by Marcin Król and Karolina Wigura (Head of the political section of Kultura Liberalna). The American historian Timothy Snyder (IWM Permanent Fellow and Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University) will chair the debate.
The 21st Tischner Debate is jointly organized by Kultura Liberalna, the University of Warsaw and the IWM. Featured media partners include Gazeta Wyborcza, TVN 24 and Radio TOK FM. The debate is open to the public.