Session 1 : Opening Dialogue

6pm - 7pm

What conceptual frameworks can we apply to understand the idea of Post-Truth, as it unfolds into a global phenomenon?

Speakers include Sylvain Bourmeau (EHESS, former editor-in-chief of Libération) and Jonathan Fenby (writer and journalist).

Democracy Now

Session 4 : Open Cities, World Cities

7.30pm - 8.30pm

#Londonisopen, #FluctuatNecMergitur: a number of major European cities have been forced recently to restate key values in real time. What do “open”, and “world” cities mean in our contemporary culture, politics and economy? How do urban policy and development planning reflect issues related to multiculturalism or migration? Can those cities be seen as laboratories for intercultural dialogue and/or civic engagement?

Speakers include Martine Drozdz (CNRS), Barbara Lipietz (UCL), David Mangin (architect town designer) and Richard Sennett (LSE). Chaired by Samuel Everett (Cambridge).

Democracy Now

Session 7 : European Ideas And Ideals

9pm – 10pm

Researchers, writers and philosophers are called upon in various contexts to discuss the challenges that face the European intellectual public sphere. Are these challenges comparable to those of previous decades? What was the role of intellectuals in the historical construction of our European ideals? How did and does that intellectual sphere deal with the challenges of inclusivity? With those of anti-intellectualism?

Speakers include Christophe Charle (Université Paris 1), Sudhir Hazareesingh (Oxford), Laurent Jeanpierre (Université Paris 8), Ludovic Frobert (Maison française d’Oxford). Chaired by Lucie Campos (Institut français, London).

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