Cooperation and participation in
technoscience in the Socialist and the Post-Socialist space
Interdisciplinary workshop on the transformation of the technoscientific sphere and science/society relations in the post-socialist countries
May 4-5, 2009 at Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture in Graz, Austria
1989 AND BEYOND: THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY
The fall of the Berlin Wall, the conflict at Tiananmen and the break up of the Soviet empire were events of global significance in 1989. Yet, 1989 may equally well be remembered as the year that signalled the end of apartheid and the flowering of pro-democracy movements in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Twenty years after the democratic revolutions of 1989, what are the prospects for democracy worldwide?
18/19 April 2008 at the New School for Social Research, New York City
THE GLOBAL 1989
The ramifications of ‘1989’ are not limited to Europe. Of course, the collapse of the Soviet empire, the revolutions of 1989, and the dissolution of state socialism in Europe were important events in their own right. But their impact spread much further afield, generating a period of uncertainty and turbulence in world politics, which is still being felt today.
29/30 May 2008 at the London School of Economics
THE IMPACT OF 1989 ON EUROPE: STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION BUT IDEATIONAL DIVERGENCE?
Interdisciplinary workshop and publication proposal on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of 1989 to foster innovative research on contemporary European affairs that is cognisant of the impact of 1989 on Eastern and Western Europe
06 to 08 November 2008 at the European University Institute, Florence