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Scientific Convenorship
Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha
Founding Director of ZAK
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Organisation
Dipl.-Angl. Christine Melcher
Public Science and Event Management

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The Responsible Society: Between Challenge and Overload?

22 – 24 February 2019

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

 

Friday 22 February 2019

Opening Event of the 23rd Karlsruhe Dialogues

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

Welcome Addresses
Prof. Dr. Holger Hanselka
President of KIT

Dr. Frank Mentrup 
Lord Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe

Introduction

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

© Ine Gundersveen

Opening Keynote Lecture

The Politics of Responsibility: a Response to the Crisis of Democracy
Prof. Dr. Timothy Snyder (USA/Austria)
Richard C. Levin Professor of History, Yale University and Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna

Musical Programme

The Singing Cellist: A Unique Trio
Simon Wallfisch (cello, baritone), Edward Rushton (piano)

Multi-talented Simon Wallfisch is unique in the classical music world in that he specialises equally as a cellist and a singer. Combining two disciplines is common-place in other musical genres but the classical model has been slow to adapt to a changing world and an audience exposed to ever expanding musical influences. In this performance he is joined by pianist and composer Edward Rushton in a celebration of imaginative arrangements for baritone, cello and piano.

No entrance fee. Registration necessary.

 

Saturday 23 February 2019

Symposium of the 23rd Karlsruhe Dialogues

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

Welcome Addresses

Wolfgang Grenke
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

Overcoming Cultural Distances in International Development: Top-down and Bottom-up North-South Perspectives.
Prof. Dr. J.P. Singh (USA)
Professor of International Commerce and Policy, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

Moral Responsibilities of Firms
Prof. Dr. N. Craig Smith (France/United Kingdom)
Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility, INSEAD Europe Campus, Fontainebleau

The Digitalisation of Human Trafficking
Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen (the Netherlands)
Professor of International Relations, Innovation and Care, Tilburg University, Professor of Computing for Society, Leiden University, founding director of the Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA) in Brussels

Can Global Challenges Meet a Global Audience?
Cristina Manzano (Spain)
Editor-in-chief of the Spanish digital publication ‚esglobal’ and member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

 

 

Lunch Break

 

Brexit and ‚Global Britain‘: A Historical Perspective on British Migration
Prof. Dr. Tanja Bueltmann (United Kingdom)
Professor in History and Faculty Associate Pro Vice Chancellor – Strategic Planning and Engagement, University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Foto: Mathias Heyde

The City: Home of Minorities
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaschuba (Germany)
Former director of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM)

© Hans-Günther Kaufmann

Innovative Social Movements: From ‘68 until the Present
Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi (Germany)
Holder of the Chair for General Sociology and Theory of Society, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich
(Unfortunately, Prof. Nassehi had to cancel his speech due to scheduling reasons)

Empathy. Unity. The Importance of Freedom of Movement for the Arts.
Simon Wallfisch (United Kingdom)
Musician (cello, baritone), activist against prejudice and anti-Semitism, leader of a musicians’ movement against Brexit

Youth for Europe! – Active Commitment and Responsibility
Tobias Uelpenich (Germany)
Co-founder and member of the federal executive board of the political party Young European Spirit (!Yes)

Can Europe still be Saved?
Prof. Dr. Olaf Schwencke, former MP/MEP (Germany)
Former president of the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e.V. (Society for Cultural Policy)

No entrance fee. Admission only as long as seats are available. We hope for your understanding. 

 

Film

  • Movie Theatre Schauburg Karlsruhe, Marienstraße 16
7.30 p.m.

ARTE Film Night

Presentation of documentaries and reports in cooperation with ARTE and the movie theatre Schauburg Karlsruhe

Ongoing globalisation, growing environmental problems, increasing migration, the constant danger of terrorism and rising social inequality. Do we abandon hope or take action? The ARTE film night seeks to examine the responsibilities of politicians, citizens and media in a changing society.

7.30 p.m.

Opinion-forming
Mission Wahrheit – Die New York Times und Donald Trump

(Mission Truth – The New York Times and Donald Trump)
Documentary by Liz Garbus
ARTE / WDR 2018, 52 min.

From his oath of office, to Russian election manipulation through to his vehement attacks on the “fake news” media – Donald Trump is presenting the journalists of the New York Times with new challenges: Mission Wahrheit – Die New York Times und Donald Trump (Mission Truth – The New York Times and Donald Trump)

8.30 p.m.  

Anti-capitalist
Re: Sklaverei in Italien. Yvan Sagnets Kampf für Erntehelfer

(Re: Slavery in Italy. Yvan Sagnet’s fight for harvest workers)
Report by Katrin Sandmann and Fritz Schaap
ARTE / ZDF 2018, 28 min.

A former harvest worker from Cameroon in a struggle against the “Caporale”, criminal labour agents who control the workers and repeatedly threaten them with death: Re: Sklaverei in Italien. Yvan Sagnets Kampf für Erntehelfer (Re: Slavery in Italy. Yvan Sagnet’s fight for harvest workers)

9.00 p.m.

Courageous
Undercover bei den Neuen Rechten – Mein Jahr in der Alt-Right

(Undercover with the new right – My year in the alt-right)
Documentary by Steph Atkinson
ARTE / ZDF 2018, 52 min.

For over a year, the gay activist Patrick visited the meetings of the “alternative right” in Trump’s America. Until they thought that they had won him over: Undercover bei den Neuen Rechten – Mein Jahr in der Alt-Right (Undercover with the new right – My year in the alt-right)

10.00 p.m.

Grassroots democracy
Re: Bürger machen Politik. Neue Perspektiven für die Banlieue?

(Re: Citizens engage in politics. New perspectives for the banlieus?)
Report by Sabine Jainski und Ilona Kalmbach
ARTE / WDR 2018, 28 min.

 

Disappointed by President Macron, the 25-year-old David from the Parisian suburb of Créteil is demanding more political participation and, together with his friends, aims to conquer the town hall: Re: Bürger machen Politik. Neue Perspektiven für die Banlieue? (Re: Citizens engage in politics. New perspectives for the banlieus?)

10.30 p.m.

Afrodigital
Digital Africa – Ein Kontinent erfindet sich neu

(Digital Africa – A continent reinvents itself)
Documentary by Elke Sasse und Bettina Haasen
ARTE / ZDF 2018, 52 min.

Mobile payment in the most out-of-the-way villages, 3D printers that produce spare parts and robots that direct the traffic – creative start-ups from Nairobi to Accra are turning the established image of Africa upside-down: Digital Africa – Ein Kontinent erfindet sich neu (Digital Africa – A continent reinvents itself)

11.30 p.m.

 

Late Night Snack

 

00.00 a.m. 

Dirty or clean?
Im Schatten der Netzwelt. The Cleaners

(In the shadow of the online world. The cleaners)
Documentary by Hans Block und Moritz Riesewieck
ARTE / WDR 2018, 90 min., FSK: 16

500 minutes of video on YouTube, 450,000 tweets on Twitter, 2.5 million posts on Facebook. Per minute. Who decides on behalf of Facebook, Google, Twitter und Co. what the world is permitted to see? Im Schatten der Netzwelt. The Cleaners (In the shadow of the online world. The cleaners)

Films shown in German. No entrance fee and no registration necessary.

 

 

Sunday 24 February 2019

Morning Panel Discussion

  • Saal Baden at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Karlsruhe, Lammstraße 13–177
11.00 a.m.  

Europe‘s Responsibility – Democracies between Rule of Law and Populism

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

Dr. Enrico Molinaro (Italy)
Secretary General of the Italian Network for the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue (RIDE-APS), Head of the Italian Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation

Brigitte Russ-Scherer (Germany)
Former Lord Mayor of Tübingen, spokeswoman of the initiative ‘Cities for Europe’, Berlin

Tuba Sarica (Germany)
Author and blogger

Prof. Dr. J.P. Singh (USA)
Professor of International Commerce and Policy, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

 

No entrance fee and no registration necessary.

Reading

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

© Lukas Beck/Suhrkamp Verlag

Doron Rabinovici
Die Außerirdischen

An extraterrestrial power has conquered Earth. After the initial general panic, it turns out that the aliens are gentle, that they shyly avoid any contact, that they bring prosperity and peace. There’s just one little snag – they are requesting human sacrifices on a voluntary basis. Everywhere games are organised to determine the chosen ones. Everyone who takes part has a chance of gaining huge riches. The questions become more urgent: who shares the guilt here, who profits, who rebels? In this highly topical parable Doron Rabinovici, master of the “finely judged game of exaggeration” (FAZ), applies his typical brand of verve and irony to tell the story of a society that needs no aliens in order to scare and alienate itself.

No entrance fee

Registration necessary. 

The reading is in German.

 

Theatre

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

Europa flieht nach Europa
A dramatic poem in several tableaus, by Miroslava Svolikova; directed by: Alia Lugue with following discussion;

 

What does a continent that bears the name of a mythical woman dream about? Europa, daughter of the king, slays the bull that aims to abduct her. In the light of this murder she describes the foundation myth of her continent as a hopeful, future-oriented moment: “I shall create a continent which has room for all to thrust their roots into the earth and stretch their arms into the sky.” With eloquence and acerbic humour, Miroslava Svolikova sings an ambiguous song of praise to individual responsibility, self-optimisation and unending competition. She uncompromisingly portrays the chronology of our continental history as a farce: a story of conquest, of wars and class struggles – and all with the best of intentions.

 

The performance is in German.

Admission: 16 € / discounted admission: 8 €

Tickets at the box office (Phone: 0721-933 333) or via www.staatstheater.karlsruhe.de

 

 

Banner image: Sahar Aharoni / aharoni.de