Has democracy become distorted, is it out of control? Has it not been able to reflect the changes in the society and the technological developments?

The democratic world seems to be at a crossroads. Trust in institutions is declining. Belief in democracy and the willingness to embrace democracy are weakening.

Democratic processes around the world suddenly – and quite paradoxically – seem to be turning against the very foundations of democracy. Traditional liberal ideas are losing self-confidence in the global competition. Has democracy, as we know it, expired? Is it in transition? To what? Are we facing a systemic change?

The Festival of Democracy is an associated program of the Forum 2000 Conference and Anglo-American University is part of it.  

The Momentum That Right-wing Extremism Is Gaining Across Europe and the United States

A panel discussion with members of the Anglo-American University’s Diplomatic Club on the topic of the momentum that right-wing extremism is gaining across Europe and the United States. The Diplomatic Club prides itself with a diverse body of students coming together from all over the world to discuss current issues in politics and the realm of international relations and diplomacy.

6 October 2017, 6:00 PM, Café des Taxis.

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Women, Music, Creativity: Revolutionary Women in Music from Hildegard to Cosey Fanni Tutti

Humanities lecturer at Anglo-American University, Pavla Jonssonová, Ph.D., will launch her new book „Women, Music, Creativity: from Hildegard to Cosey Fanni Tutti“ (2017). Women have been gaining the right to vote around the world since the 19th century, thus granting them the ability to participate in democratic decision-making. But what does voting equality mean in democracy without equal representation in other spheres that can influence our perceptions, ideals, and decisions? What about gender equality and presence in the worlds of music and art?

9 October 2017, 6:30 PM, Café des Taxis.

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Trump and Democracy in the US One Year After the Election

The election of Donald Trump was widely seen as a sea-change in American politics. This change carried over into his presidency as well. Trump’s leadership of the ExecutiveBranch as well as his relationships and actions concerning the other branches and traditions of American democracy have brought great alarm to many.

12 October 2017, 6:30 PM, Café des Taxis.

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Publication date: September 27, 2017