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17.02.22

de 18h00 à 19h00

Bruxelles - Weekly Seminar

Democracy, Demography and the East-West Divide in Europe

On February 17th, the GEG Weekly Seminar will discuss the East-West Divide in Europe. The starting point for this discussion will be a working paper written by Ivan...

Partners: The College of Europe, The European Institute at Columbia University, The Europe Center at the University of Cambridge, The School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute, Institut d'études européennes of the Université libre de Bruxelles
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Summary

On February 17th, the GEG Weekly Seminar will discuss the East-West Divide in Europe. The starting point for this discussion will be a working paper written by Ivan Krastev in which he delves into the East/West divide in Europe and the friction between what he coins two apocalyptic imaginaries: ecological imagination and demographic imagination. He examines how the very perception of demographic shifts or the perceived significance of environmental or outside threats can have very real impacts on voting patterns, public opinion and politics.

Participants

Seyla Benhabib, Senior research scholar and adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School

Luiza Bialasiewicz, Professor of European Governance at the University of Amsterdam and co-director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES)

Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford

Ivan Krastev, Political scientist and chairman of the Center for Liberal Strategies in Sofia

How to Participate

The GEG Weekly Seminar is a series of high-level round tables held in partnership with the College of Europe, the European Institute at Columbia University, the Europe Center at the University of Cambridge, the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute and the Institut d'études européennes of the Université libre de Bruxelles. To register for this event, click here.