The year 1989 stands for a historical caesura that deeply changed the face of Europe. Now, its 30th anniversary prompts us to recall the year’s dramatic events, but also to reflect on the many implications that those events still have for us today. A public debate between Czech political scientist Jiří Přibán and Slovak public intellectual and writer Martin Milan Šimečka concludes the series of events on 1989 organized by the IWM. Moderated by Austrian historian Heidemarie Uhl, the discussants will ponder why the wind of change seems to have died away and left the revolution unfinished.
Director of the Centre of Law and Society, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University
Martin Milan Šimečka
Slovak journalist and writer
Moderator: Heidemarie Uhl, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Welcome by HE Dr. iur. Ivana Červenková, Ambassador of the Czech Republic
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