Michal Havran

is a writer and founder and editor-in-chief of the Slovak online current-affairs website Jetotak.sk. He lives in Bratislava. He studied Protestant theology...

Martin M. Šimečka

is a writer and journalist based in Bratislava. Before 1989 he could publish only in samizdat; later he co-founded the Archa Publishing House, and edited the...

Sławomir Sierakowski

is a Polish intellectual and commentator. He is the founder and leader of Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique), a group of Polish left-wing intellectuals,...

Thierry Chervel

is a German journalist with Franco-German roots based in Berlin. After studying music theory, he worked as staff writer for the German daily taz and later as...

Michal Hvorecký

is a writer, blogger, columnist and translator. He lives in Bratislava and heads the Goethe-Institut Library. He has published several novels, including...

Ivan Krastev

is a Bulgarian political scientist, based, in Sofia where he chairs the Centre for Liberal Studies. He is the editor-in-chief of the Bulgarian edition of...

Leonidas Donskis

is a Lithuanian philosopher, political theorist, historian of ideas and political commentator, known as a staunch defender of human rights and civil...

Haris Pašović

is a Bosnian theatre and film director based in Sarajevo. Over the course of his wide-ranging career, he has also worked as a playwright, producer,...

Jurko Prochasko

is a Ukrainian essayist and translator. Born in Ivano-Frankivsk he is now based in Lviv and works at the Literary Institute of the Ukrainian Academy of...

Jacek Dehnel

is a Polish writer, poet, translator, essayist and painter. He lives in Warsaw and has published seven volumes of poetry, four book-length translations...

Václav Bělohradský

is a Czech philosopher and sociologist. Based in Prague, he is widely regarded as the most original of Jan Patočka’s students. After the Soviet invasion...

Károly Füzessi

is a Hungarian activist based in Budapest. He studies philosophy and librarianship. He took part in organizing the hungarian student protests in 2012 as a...

Sir Robert Cooper

is a British diplomat and special adviser to the European Commission based in London. In his book-length essay, the Post-Modern State, he introduced the idea...

Martin Bútora

is a sociologist, writer and translator based in Bratislava. He began his career in the 1960s as a journalist and after becoming a persona non grata...

Franz-Karl Prüller

is the director of ERSTE Foundation, based in Vienna. The Foundation, whose work concentrates on Central and Eastern Europe, holds a controlling share in...

Vasyl Cherepanyn

is a Ukrainian journalist and lecturer, based in Kyiv. He is the director of the Visual Culture Research Center in Kyiv, teaches at the Cultural Studies...

Ivan Gabal

is a Czech politician and sociologist based in Prague. A founder of the Civic Forum in 1989, he has been the executive director of Gabal Analysis Consulting...

Gilles Lipovetsky

is a French philosopher, sociologist and essayist, renowned for his analyses of the present and post-modern era. He is a professor at the University of...

Fatos Lubonja

is an Albanian intellectual and writer. He lives in Tirana, where he edits the quarterly journal Përpjekja [Endeavour]. He is a member of the Forum for...

György Dalos

is a Hungarian writer and historian. Born in Budapest, he studied in Moscow in the 1960s. After being accused of being a “Maoist deviant” he spent seven...

Aleksander Kaczorowski

is a Polish writer and journalist, editor-in-chief of Aspen Review. He lives in Warsaw. The author of a biography of Bohumil Hrabal, Gra w życie (Playing...

Julia Sherwood

is a translator. She grew up in Bratislava; in 1978 she emigrated to West Germany with her parents, writer Ján Ladislav Kalina and journalist Agneša...

Mitchell Cohen

is a US essayist and editor of Dissent magazine. He was born in New York, studied at Columbia University and teaches political science at Baruch College and...

Ján Šimko

is a theatre scholar based in Bratislava. He studied psychology at the Comenius University and theatre studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in...

Ingo Schulze

is a German writer based in Berlin. He studied classics and German in Jena. In 1998-1990 worked as theatre dramaturg in Altenburg, and went on to co-found...

Rudolf Chmel

is a literary scholar and politician. He teaches Central European literature at Charles University in Prague, is the Editor-in-Chief of the literary journal...

Eszter Babarczy

is a Hungarian journalist and historian, based in Budapest. She has worked for several periodicals, Beszélő and Nappali ház, where she was...

Belarus Free Theatre

Saturday November 15th, 2014

Central European Forum presents the first performance of the banned Belarus Free Theatre in Bratislava.

Registration

Thursday November 6th, 2014

Participation is free but to make sure you get a seat please register in advance if you are planning to attend.