Panel VIII: Protest

Monday November 19th, 2012
Milena Bartlová, Anna Daučíková, Anna Ermolayeva, Bertrand Ogilvie and Alison Klayman engaged in a lively discussion on the relationship between power and free artistic impression, as well as on love and censorship inspired by the Pussy Riot trial and chaired by...

Panel VII: Love

Do old people deserve our love and respect was the subject of the grilling to which writer Svetlana Žuchová subjected Czech sociologist Jiřina Šiklová. Svetlana Žuchová. Photo: Peter Župník Jiřina Šiklová began by dispelling a myth: „sex in old age is...

Panel VI: Fear

In Panel VI, chaired by editor and translator Jana Cviková, writers György Konrád, Radka Denemarková and Robert Menasse discussed about freedom and democracy and well as the causes of fear and ways of fighting it. Jana Cviková. Foto: Peter Župník...

Panel V: Experts

At the 2009 Central European Forum Václav Havel regretted that, following the Velvet Revolution, we had made the mistake of placing our trust in economists and ceded to them some of our intellectual and political responsibility. Three years later Europe...

Panel IV: Change

Sunday November 18th, 2012
Photo: Peter Župník In a session chaired by Hungarian journalist Esther Babarczy, Zygmunt Bauman, Leonidas Donskis, Juraj Buzalka, Aitor Tinoco i Girona and Peter Pomerantsev discussed the causes and effects of the worldwide street protests of the past two years...