Events Calendar

February 2020

13
Feb
2020

Award Ceremony for the Inaugural Emma Goldman Awards

The IWM is pleased to announce a collaboration with the FLAX Foundation, a newly founded independent foundation. Starting in 2020, the FLAX Foundation will issue awards to talented and engaged scholars of feminist and inequality issues in Europe, to support their research and development. The IWM will host two Emma Goldman Fellows each year, beginning …
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January 2020

27
Jan
2020

Facing Post-Truth in Central-Eastern Europe

The main challenge that post-truth poses, as the concept itself suggests, is the alleged end of centrality of the idea of truth in politics. Central and Eastern Europe finds itself in a political culture where claims, ideas and utterances must no longer necessarily be grounded in proven empirical facts, in order to be held true …
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26
Jan
2020

The Dangers of Digital Democracy

All over the world, elections are manipulated by fake news, public opinion is radicalized via social media and electronic voting processes are subject to hacker attacks. The Internet was once seen as an opportunity for more democracy, but today concerns about the future of free elections prevail. Eric Frey, editor of Der Standard, will speak …
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23
Jan
2020

Religion and Revolution

While the “Russian religious renaissance” at the beginning of the 20th century and the political fervour, which culminated in the October Revolution of 1917, took place at the same period, these two developments are rarely studied alongside each other. In their joint book presentations, the two speakers are going to consider a tradition of religious …
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20
Jan
2020

Debating Citizenship and Emancipation during the Long 19th Century

Holly Case has called the period spanning the late-18th to the second half of the 20th century “The Age of Questions,” which included the Eastern question, Jewish question, social question, and countless others. In his recent book Liberalism, Constitutional Nationalism, and Minorities: The Making of Romanian Citizenship, c. 1750–1918 (2019), Constantin Iordachi shows how the …
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14
Jan
2020

Rebuild Trust in Politics Why People Turn Away from Politics and How to Rebuild Trust

Ivan Krastev Head of the Centre of Liberal Strategies in Sofia and IWM Permanent Fellow; Author of After Europe and The Light that Failed. David Goodhart political scientist, journalist, historian and author of The Road to Somewhere. The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics; former IWM Visiting Fellow Sylvia Kritzinger political scientist from Austria, …
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13
Jan
2020

The Anthropologists’ Problem with Barter

The standard story of economists about the origins of money is that it came from barter. For most modern anthropologists this story is about as reasonable as the story that babies are brought by the storks. It has become such a big problem that many prominent anthropologists have recently turned against economics as a discipline …
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13
Jan
2020

Democracy Is (No!) Fiction

Kick-off Event of the Jean Monnet Project “From Fictional to Functioning Democracy Developing Concepts and Strategies for an Inclusive and Participatory Europe” (FIFUDEM) with a keynote speech by Ivan KRASTEV (Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia) Liberal democracy appears to be at risk …
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08
Jan
2020

The Light That Failed. A Reckoning

Why did the West, after winning the Cold War, lose its political balance? In the early 1990s, hopes for the eastward spread of liberal democracy were high. And yet the transformation of Eastern European countries gave rise to a bitter repudiation of liberalism itself, not only in the East but also back in the heartland …
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