|Tackling Disinformation in Central Europe and the Western Balkans||Panels and Discussions||Ivan KrastevIvan VejvodaMisha Glenny Rastislav Káčer, Michal Klíma, Adelheid Wölfl, Jasna Jelisić, Vuk Vuksanović, Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Shilten Palathunkal, Katarína Klingová, Stefan Vospernik||
Speakers: Ivan KrastevIvan VejvodaMisha Glenny Rastislav Káčer, Michal Klíma, Adelheid Wölfl, Jasna Jelisić, Vuk Vuksanović, Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Shilten Palathunkal, Katarína Klingová, Stefan Vospernik
Series: Panels and Discussions
|Forced Immobility and Forced Mobility During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Rethinking the Notion of Forced Migration||Seminars and Colloquia||Ayşe ÇağlarSandro Mezzadra||
Speakers: Ayşe ÇağlarSandro Mezzadra
Series: Seminars and Colloquia
In the global conjuncture of pandemic and war, borders and mobilities continue to play key roles in the mutations of politics and society, states and capitalism. Based on a project Sandro Mezzadra is currently pursuing with Brett Neilson, this seminar focused in particular on the shifts characterizing the management of borders and movements of migration since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
|Greening Democracy||Lecture||John KeaneMisha Glenny||
The unparalleled greening of democracy during the past half-century extends well beyond such matters as sustainability and climate justice, and is far more consequential than the birth of green parties, policy disputes about carbon pricing schemes and global emissions targets, this lecture proposes. Suggesting a new way of thinking historically about the relationship among ecosystems, energy regimes and democracy, John Keane asked why people with green sympathies might be expected in our times to embrace democracy for more than tactical reasons.
|Small and mighty: The policies of the Benelux countries towards Ukraine||Seminars and Colloquia||Aliesia SoloviovaKatherine Younger||
The subject of this research is the dynamics of changes in the foreign policy of the Benelux countries towards Ukraine as well as the peculiarities of defining the foreign policy strategies of small states in the context of the Benelux policy towards Ukraine. The project will also interrogate the characteristics of the policies of small states in matters related to the resolution of international conflicts through the prism of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
|The Rebel's Clinic: The Life, Work, and After-Lives of the Psychiatrist Frantz Fanon||Seminars and Colloquia||Adam ShatzAyşe Çağlar|
|The Idea of Europe||Festivals||Volodymyr YermolenkoMisha Glenny Philippe Sands, Tetyana Oharkova|
|Surviving Human Trafficking: Activism as a Way Through the Struggle||Seminars and Colloquia||Ivan VejvodaMilica Kravić AksamitMisha Glenny||
In her talk, Milica Kravić Aksamit presented her recent analyses and work on the television and radio piece “Osnažena” (Empowered), which narrates the stories of female survivors and activists who live in Belgrade but came from various African countries. Besides illustrating their life trajectories, the story reinforces the fact that human trafficking and gender-based violence are important social phenomena. The idea of Kravić Aksamit’s work is to show an uncommon perspective with focus on the bright and inspiring side of survivors’ lives, rather than on problems only.
|Putin’s Roots in KGB and the Road to War in Ukraine||Festivals||Catherine Belton, Tessa Szyszkowitz||
Speakers: Catherine Belton, Tessa Szyszkowitz
The talk examined Putin's roots in the KGB and how this was a mindset and modus operandi that became ever more deeply entrenched the longer his rule continued. Former Moscow correspondent and investigative journalist Catherine Belton, author of the bestseller Putin’s People, revealed the untold story of how former KGB men seized power in Russia and built a new league of oligarchs. In conversation with Austrian historian and journalist Tessa Szyszkowitz, she examined the resulting risks now for the west, as well as for Putin's own hold on power.
|Logik, Wahn, Gespenster||Festivals||Ludger HagedornMisha Glenny Daniel Kehlmann, Anna Badora, Julia Kreusch, Günther Franzmeier, Markus Meyer||
Speakers: Ludger HagedornMisha Glenny Daniel Kehlmann, Anna Badora, Julia Kreusch, Günther Franzmeier, Markus Meyer
|An Uncertain Future: The World Economy, Globalization and Resentment||Festivals||Joseph StiglitzMisha Glenny||
To open the Vienna Humanities Festival 2022, Nobel Memorial Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz held a lecture addressing the necessity to chart a new course, in which markets and governments operate in tandem, in which corporations don’t dictate vaccine availability and richer countries offer constructive and real help to developing countries.