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  • Philosophies of language and politics

    Philosophies of language and politics

    One of the leading experts on modern language, MIT’s Noam Chomsky, explains why “the smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.”

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  • Brazil and the New International Order

    Brazil and the New International Order

    While visiting Vienna, Celso Amorim, Brazil’s Foreign Minister since 2003, shares some memories of his years studying in Austria in the 1960s. Mr. Amorim goes on to give some insights into the negotiations between Brazil, Turkey and Iran which led to the “Teheran Declaration”, a joint declaration by the three countries adressing the nuclear development of Iran. Consequently, he reminds the audience of the new international order Brazil is already contributing to, from climate policies to a peaceful and united the South American continent.
    Consequently, he reminds the audience of the new international order Brazil is already contributing to, from climate policies to a peaceful and united the South American continent

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  • The United States of Europe

    The highly proficient panelists, Ambassador Eacho III and Ambassador Schweisgut share their thoughts about the state and the future developments of the EU and USA relations. In particular they discuss the relevance of the transatlantic relationship under the new Obama Administration and how to jointly address global issues.

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  • A world free of Nuclear Weapons?

    A world free of Nuclear Weapons?

    Almost one year after Obama’s speech in Prague, in which he called for disarmament and for strengthening nuclear non-proliferation, Glyn Davies, Heinz Gärtner, Alexander Kmentt and Markus Markus Kornprobst discuss the topic of a nuclear-weapons-free world.

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  • Das alte Schwarz-Weiss-Ding

    Das alte Schwarz-Weiss-Ding

    Im Rahmen des “Black History Month” erzählt Christoph Prantner, Ressortleiter Aussenpolitik der österreichischen Tageszeitung “Der Standard”, über seine Erfahrungen aus seiner Reise durch den Bundesstaat Mississippi in den USA. Dabei versuchte er herauszufinden, wie sich das Selbstverständnis der schwarzen und weißen Bevölkerung verändert hat, was von Hope und Change geblieben ist und wie sich diese Wahl auf das Alltagsleben der Bevölkerung Mississippis ausgewirkt hat.

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