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je český spisovateľ, vrchný zemský a bývalý vrchný pražský rabín. Po podpísaní Charty 77 v roku 1978 ako 35-ročný konvertoval...

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...

Michal Hvorecký

is a writer, blogger, columnist and translator. He lives in Bratislava, where he is head of the Goethe-Institut Library. He has published several novels,...

Ján Orlovský

is director of the Open Society Foundation in Slovakia. He has been active in the non-profit sector for over 20 years, volunteering, promoting NGO...

Lyudmila Ulitskaya

is an internationally acclaimed Russian writer based in Moscow. She started writing almost by accident after she was sacked from her job as a geneticist in...

Avishai Margalit

is a retired professor from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and is currently Professor of Philosophy at the Institute for Advanced Study at the...

Slavenka Drakulić

is a Croatian writer and journalist. She graduated in comparative literature and sociology from the University of Zagreb. From 1982 to 1992 she was a staff...

Anna Neistat

is Senior Director of Research at Amnesty International. She lives in Paris. A lawyer previously working as an Associate Director for Program and Emergencies...

Hamid Ismailov

is an Uzbek novelist and poet who was born in an ancient city in what is now Kyrgyzstan, and was forced to leave his home in Tashkent when his writing...

Rasha Khayat

is a German writer and translator. She grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and now lives in Hamburg. She studied comparative literature, German and philosophy...

Jean Hatzfeld

is a French writer and journalist. He lives in Montreuil. Since 1977 he has been foreign correspondent for the daily Libération. He has reported on...

Roman Maria Koidl

is a German writer based in Zurich. His bestselling non-fiction books, Scheißkerle and Blender, have been translated into several languages, while WebAttack...

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...

Tomáš Sedláček

is a Czech economist based in Prague. He is the author of the philosophical-economic book Economics of Good and Evil (2011), which has been translated into...

Keith Lowe

is a British writer and historian whose books have been translated into twenty languages. After studying English Literature at Manchester University and...

Vincenzo Susca

is an Italian sociologist. He teaches sociology at the Paul Valéry University in Montpellier where he lives, and is also a researcher at the Centre for...

Radkin Honzák

is a Czech psychiatrist based in Prague, where he works at the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM) and Remedis, a private clinic, as...

André Staltz

is a Brasilian blogger and programmer based in Helsinki. He spends most of my time building transparent software. His particular areas of focus are user...

Max Harris

is a New Zealand political activist. He studied civil law and philosophy at the University of Auckland and is currently a fellow of All Souls College in...

Adam Michnik

is a Polish writer and journalist, the founder and editor-in-chief of the daily Gazeta Wyborcza. He lives in Warsaw and has been visiting professor at...

Philipp Ther

is German professor of Central European History and director of the Institute of East European History at the University of Vienna. Previously he was a...

Miklós Haraszti

is a Hungarian author, journalist, human rights activist and diplomat. He studied philosophy and literature at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest,...

Karel Schwarzenberg

is a Czech politician, honorary chairman of the political party TOP 09 and a member of the Czech Parliament. A descendant of the ancient aristocratic house...

Miroslav Kusý

is a philosopher, political scientist and university teacher, one of the first to sign Charter 77. After graduating from Prague’s Charles University, he...

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,...

Zuzana Wienk

is a civic activist, director and co-founder of Alliance Fairplay, a Slovak non-profit watchdog that scrutinizes the financing of political parties,...

Chris Keulemans

is a Dutch writer, journalist, teacher and moderator based in Amsterdam. He grew up in Baghdad and Jakarta. After settling in Amsterdam, he founded the...

Andrej Bán

is a journalist and photographer with the Slovak weekly .týždeň. He focuses on the world’s crisis hotspots, including Kosovo, Pakistan, Afghanistan,...

Peter Michalík

is a radio journalist with Radio Devín, a publisher and programme director of Bratislava’s independent publishers’ bookfair BRaK, which he started in...

Recordings of the debates

Tuesday November 28th, 2017

How does a good person turn evil? Recordings of the Opening and all six panel discussions below.

Central European Forum 2017 / Programme

Sunday November 5th, 2017

Programme of Central European Forum 2017, which runs from late afternoon on 17 November in the Old Market Hall in Bratislava, continues on Saturday 18 November in the afternoon at Ateliér Babylon and on Sunday 19 November at Korzo/Astorka ’90 Theatre, followed by an evening show at V-Club, ending on Monday 21 in the evening back at Korzo/Astorka ’90. All these venues are in Námestie SNP, scene of the 1989 Velvet Revolution, and a stone’s throw from one another.