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  • Beyond Secularism and Islamism – Perspectives for the Arab World

    Beyond Secularism and Islamism – Perspectives for the Arab World

    With the upheavals in the Arab world tensions have been growing between ‘secular’ and ‘Islamic’ conceptions of society. Both in political confrontations in Tunisia as well as with the recent military coup in Egypt or the war in Syria an unbridgeable separation between Islamic and as secular defined notions and ideas seems to have burned in. Under conditions of extreme poverty, war, and ongoing interventions an existing pluralism of societal designs seems to be obviously no longer negotiable. Basic ideas – be it ‘secular’ or be it ‘Islamic’- are subject to a logic of confrontation and are being used as an important weapon in political debates. Can there still be such a thing as ‘Beyond Secularism and Islamism’ and how could that look like?

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  • Türkei-Parlamentswahlen

    Türkei-Parlamentswahlen

    Am 12. Juni 2011 wählt die Türkei ein neues Parlament. Yüksel Taşkın stellt die Ideologie der regierenden Partei AKP vor und diskutiert, inwiefern die AKP zur Demokratisierung der türkischen Gesellschaft beigetragen hat bzw. als Vorbild dienen kann.

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  • Visionary Thinkers About The Future

    Visionary Thinkers About The Future

    What do visionary philosophers and writers have to say about our future in a rapidly changing world? TV magazine LUX brings together their reflections a course in world citizenship in four episodes.

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  • Debating Europe: The Opportunities and Dangers of Immigration

    Debating Europe: The Opportunities and Dangers of Immigration

    On stage at the Vienna Burgtheater: former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato, American political scientist Seyla Benhabib, Roger Köppel, editor-in-chief of the Swiss weekly Die Weltwoche and the Minister for Integration of North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet. Krzysztof Michalski, Rector of the IWM will chair the discussion on the question where Europe is heading: diversity management or fortress Europe?

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