From 25 May to 4 June, Hay Festival 2023 will take place in Wales, UK. We are pleased that the IWM will be represented at the festival with various conversations.
On 27 May, the IWM and Hay Festival present the first of a series of debates about the future of Europe. Zsuzsanna Szelényi, who was a Europe's Futures Fellow in 2018/19, Ece Temelkuran, and Fintan O’Toole are in conversation with IWM Rector Misha Glenny for an event supported by Culture Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland to discuss the rise of autocracy.
Temelkuran was also a speaker at last year's Vienna Humanities Festival, where she talked about her book, Together: Against the Heartless World. In it, she asks whether in our age of disintegration, we can reinvent Togetherness, the fundamental requirement for political action.
Watch the video here:
On Sunday, 28 May, Andrea Wulf will be in conversation with IWM Rector Misha Glenny to discuss her non-fiction book about a group of extraordinary thinkers who gathered in the small German city of Jena in the 18th century, introducing ideas and concepts that permeated through the following centuries.
Last year, she talked about her book at an event organized by the IWM in cooperation with Buch Wien (in German):
The third event on 29 May features Timothy Garton Ash, who is part of the IWM's Board of Trustees. Having spent a lifetime studying Europe, he gives his account of a period of unprecedented progress on the continent, calling on citizens to understand and defend what we have collectively achieved in conversation.