Members of the panel are:
Steven Lukes, Professor of Sociology, New York University; Krzysztof Michalski Visiting Fellow at the IWM
Jyotirmaya Sharma, Professor of Political Science, University of Hyderabad; Visiting Fellow at the IWM
Małgorzata Fuszara, Professor of Social Sciences, University of Warsaw; Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment
Konstanty Gebert, Journalist and political commentator, Gazeta Wyborcza; Associate Fellow, European Council for Foreign Relations
Marcin Król, Professor of History of Ideas and Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of Warsaw
Shalini Randeria, Rector of the IWM and Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.
The 23rd Tischner Debate is jointly organized by the University of Warsaw, Kultura Liberalna, and the IWM, generously supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The event is held under the honorable patronage of the Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz and with the media support of the Gazeta Wyborcza. Entrance is free.
Further details in Polish: www.kulturaliberalna.pl
The event is part of the Józef Tischner Debates, a series of public debates in Warsaw, jointly launched by the IWM and Warsaw University in 2005 in memory of the Polish priest and philosopher Józef Tischner, founding president of the IWM. The first 20 debates took place between 2005 and 2010 and included discussions by outstanding intellectuals and important public figures such as Giuliano Amato, Ralf Dahrendorf, Joschka Fischer, Bronisław Geremek, Simon Peres, Michael Sandel, Charles Taylor, and Adam Zagajewski on topics of societal relevance, such as the future of Europe, climate change, and the public role of religion. The debates used to be chaired by Professor Marcin Król and Krzysztof Michalski, Founding Rector of the IWM. The latter’s death led to a short hiatus in the series. It restarted in October 2014 with the 21st Tischner Debate on ‘Illiberal democracy’.