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Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha
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2017 - Pluralistic Society and Its Enemies

Programme (PDF) | Pictures | Video on YouTube | Introduction of Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha

 

Friday 3 March 2017

Opening Event of the 21st Karlsruhe Dialogues

  • Audimax of KIT, Building 30.95, Straße am Forum 1, KIT Campus South
    (Map, PDF)
7.30 p.m.

Welcome Addresses

Prof. Dr. Alexander Wanner
Vice President of KIT for Higher Education and Academic Affairs

 

Dr. Frank Mentrup
Lord Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe

  Martin Hettich
Chairman of the Board of Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg eG
 

Introduction

Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha
Director of the ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies, KIT

   

Opening Keynote Lecture

Pluralism and Its Enemies. Challenges for Shared Societies
Prof. Dr. Zlatko Lagumdžija (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Member of Club de Madrid, Founder of the Foundation Shared Societies and Values, Sarajevo

Musical Programme

Ensemble CLARIBEL
Aleksandra Manic (violin), Frol Golivets (clarinet), Stanislav Novitskiy (piano) and Paul Cervenec (contrabass)

The repertoire of the ensemble CLARIBEL includes works and arrangements from baroque to modern music. In its particular composition, the ensemble captures its audience with a unique sound, various playing techniques, and its enthusiasm for making music. The musicians are graduates of Karlsruhe’s and Mannheim’s University of Music and winners of national and international music competitions.

 

Film contribution

„What do you consider to be an open society?“
Interviews with Karlsruhe citizens
Film contribution Wissenschaftsbüro of the Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe GmbH (the science office of Karlsruhe city marketing)

No entrance fee.

Registration necessary.

 

 

Saturday 4 March 2017

Symposium of the 21st Karlsruhe Dialogues

  • Saal Baden at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Karlsruhe, Lammstraße 13–17
9.30 a.m.

Welcome Addresses

Burkhard Freyberg
Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Karlsruhe

 

Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha
Director of the ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies, KIT

 

Opening Keynote Addresses

Can Diversity Embrace Democracy?
Dr. Kenan Malik (United Kingdom)
Writer, journalist, broadcaster and university lecturer


Pictrue: Mathias Heyde

Pluralism in Urban Society: Illusions, Realities, Conflicts
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaschuba (Germany)
Director of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM)

(Unfortunately, Prof. Kaschuba had to cancel his speech at short-notice due to illness)

Women and Sharia Law: The Impact of Legal Pluralism
PD Dr. Elham Manea (Switzerland/Yemen)
Department of Political Science, University of Zurich

Democracy and Media Freedom: New Polish Unfreedom
Bartosz Wieliński (Poland)
Political journalist, Head of the International News Department of the second largest national Polish daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, former correspondent in Germany


Picture: Harold Shapiro

Interventional Politics: Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned?
Emma Sky, OBE (United Kingdom/USA)
Lecturer on Middle East Politics at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and Director of the Yale World Fellows fellowship programme

 

Lunch Break

 



Picture: Tor Birk Trads

Populism: Democracy’s Achilles Heel?
Prof. Dr. Jan-Werner Müller (Germany/USA/Austria)
Professor of Politics, Princeton University, currently Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna

The Rise of Authoritarianism: Global Trends against Democracy
Suat Kınıklıoğlu (Turkey)
Executive Director of the Center for Strategic Communication (STRATIM), Ankara, currently Senior Fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm

Rising Anger at ‘The System’: Why the European Union Is in Crisis
Prof. Alan Johnson (United Kingdom)
Senior Research Fellow, Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM), and editor of the journal “Fathom”

Racism and Radical Nationalism: On the Current Situation in Poland
Prof. Dr. Rafał Pankowski (Poland)
Political Scientist, Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, deputy editor of the magazine „Never Again“

Countering Extremisms: Women’s Role after the Arab Spring
Hajer Sharief (Libya)
Co-Founder of the NGO “Together We Build It”, Advocate for the Kofi Annan Foundation on Countering Violent Extremism, Member of the UN Advisory Group of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security

The Enemies of Pluralistic Societies: Youth, and the Challenge It Represents
Dr. Tom Junes (Belgium)
Historian, Member of the Human and Social Studies Foundation Sofia, Bulgaria, Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy

No entrance fee.
Admission only as long as seats are available. We hope for your understanding.
The ‘Stephanus-Buchhandlung’ will be offering a selection of books for sale.

 

 

Film

  • ZKM │ Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Lorenzstraße 19, ZKM_Media Theater
7.30 p.m.

ARTE Film Night

Presentation of documentaries, short and feature films in cooperation with ARTE and ZKM │ Karlsruhe

Is democracy under threat? The ideal of a democratic, diverse, and multicultural society is no longer shared by all. Right-wing populist parties are on the rise, the confidence of citizens in politics is declining, the threat of terrorist attacks is approaching. The ARTE film night addresses the dangers that pluralistic society is confronted with.

7.30 p.m.

Populist.
Rechts, Zwo, Drei. Driftet Europa ab?
(Rightwards – Is Europe Drifting Off?)

Documentary by Nicola Burfeindt, Tita von Hardenberg, Romy Strassenburg et al.
ARTE/ZDF 2016
A search for the motives and causes of right-wing populist movements across Europe: Rechts, Zwo, Drei. Driftet Europa ab? (Rightwards. Is Europe Drifting Off?)

9.15 p.m.

Aggressive.
Happy Slapping
Short film by Yan Vega
ARTE France 2009
A group of cocky teenagers pass the time randomly attacking schoolmates and strangers – and proudly post videos of their deeds on the Internet: Happy Slapping

Willing to negotiate.
Islam in Europa: Integration gleich Assimilation?
(Islam in Europe: Integration Equals Assimilation?)

Report
ARTE/ZDF 2015
How can different religions coexist peacefully – young Muslims from all over Europe participate in the debate: Islam in Europa: Integration gleich Assimilation? (Islam in Europe: Integration Equals Assimilation?)

9.45 p.m.

Shocking.
Je suis Charlie, je suis Paris
Documentary by Benoît Bertrand-Cadi
ARTE 2015
The Paris attacks caused shock and sympathy worldwide. This documentary examines their effects on politics and society: Je suis Charlie, je suis Paris

10.45 p.m.

Grass-roots democratic.
Direkte Demokratie – aber welche?
(Direct Democracy – But Which One?)

Report
ARTE France 2016
Throughout Europe, the trust in elites is declining. Left- and right-wing populists are stirring up the landscape of political parties: Direkte Demokratie – aber welche? (Direct Democracy – But Which One?)

11.15 p.m.

Late Night Snack

11.45 p.m.

Violent.
Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark.
(We Are Young. We Are Strong.)

Feature film by Burhan Qurbani
ARTE/ZDF 2014
August 1992, Rostock-Lichtenhagen: a refugee home is set on fire and right-wing hooligans shock politicians and citizens. An up-to-date drama: Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark. (We Are Young. We Are Strong.)

Films shown in German.

No entrance fee.
Registration not required.

 

 

Sunday 5 March 2017

Morning Panel Discussion

  • Saal Baden at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Karlsruhe, Lammstraße 13–17
11.00 a.m. What Needs to Be Done? Thoughts and Experiences for the Protection of Pluralistic Society
  Welcome Address:
Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha
Director of the ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies, KIT

Moderation: Markus Brock
Moderator, 3sat and SWR

Prof. Dr. Zlatko Lagumdžija (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Member of Club de Madrid, Founder of the Foundation Shared Societies and Values, Sarajevo

Mike van Graan (South Africa)
Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy, and Technical Advisor for the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, Playwright

Anne Soisson (France)
Associate Programme Specialist, Intercultural Dialogue Section, Sector for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO


Picture: Amadeu
Antonio Stiftung

Anetta Kahane (Germany)
Chairwoman of the Amadeu Antonio Foundation (Initiatives for Civic Empowerment and a Democratic Culture), Berlin

No entrance fee.
Registration not required.

 

Reading

  • STUDIO, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Hermann-Levi-Platz 1

3.00 p.m.


© Andreas Labes

Güner Yasemin Balcı
Das Mädchen und der Gotteskrieger

Nimet from Berlin is 16 years old when one day she receives a message on WhatsApp from Saed, a young man from Turkey. The two soon find themselves in constant contact over the Internet, Saed is always there for her, and at some point he starts calling her his “wife”. She doesn’t know that Saed is a soldier for the Islamic State. One day nothing more is heard from him. She sets out for the Turkish-Syrian border. The stunning report about one girl’s path to becoming a jihadi bride.

 

No entrance fee.
Registration necessary.
The reading is in German.

 

Theatre

  • STUDIO, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Hermann-Levi-Platz 1
5.30 p.m.

Safe Places

von Falk Richter
Scenic reading with following discussion
With members of the theatre company

What private and political strategies exist for dealing with the challenges of an open society in Europe – this electric mix of contradictions? How are these contradictions lived? How do we react to outbreaks of xenophobia and nationalist self-assertions? Is the search for a common European cultural identity the right answer, or does it only postpone the issue of drawing up borders?

            
Performance is in German.
Admission: 5 €
Tickets at the box office (Phone: 0721-933 333) or via www.staatstheater.karlsruhe.de

 

 

 

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