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Rethinking Open Society: New Adversaries and New Opportunities

Book Launch
Rethinking Open Society book cover
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:30 pm

"Does Open Society have a future?"

Book launch and debate with:

Ruth Wodak  / Emeritus Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies at Lancaster University and Professor in Linguistics at the University of Vienna

John Tasioulas / Inaugural Yeoh Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

David Runciman / Professor of Politics and Head of the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University

ABOUT THE BOOK / The key values of Open Society – freedom, justice, tolerance, democracy and respect for knowledge – are increasingly under threat in today's world. As an effort to uphold those values, this volume brings together some of the key political, social and economic thinkers of our time to re-examine the Open Society closely in terms of its history, its achievements and failures, and its future prospects. Based on the lecture series Rethinking Open Society, which took place between 2017 and 2018 at Central European University, the volume is deeply embedded in the history and purpose of CEU, its Open Society mission, and its belief in educating sceptical but passionate citizens.

Edited by Michael Ignatieff and Stefan Roch


Please register for the event by October 2 using the form at THIS LINK