Karl Kahane Lectures

Karl Kahane (1920-1993) was an Austrian entrepreneur and a close friend of Bruno Kreisky. He supported politicians and peace activists at the time of the first peace talks between Israel and Egypt and acted as a facilitator between the different parties. Kahane said of himself: "I categorize neither my friends nor employees, neither my sympathies nor antipathies according to religion or race". He considered it his duty to be on the side of the weak and to dedicate part of the proceeds from the family companies to not-for-profit organizations. He was one of the founding fathers of the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue. He and his family are committed supporters of the Forum since its inception in 1991. In memory of her father, Patricia Kahane, the president of the Karl Kahane Foundation, is the host of this lecture and seminar series dedicated to human rights, peace and conflict resolution.


Esra Özyürek

Being German, becoming a Muslim. Religion and conversion in the new Europe
Esra Özyürek, Associate Professor and Chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies
at the European Institute, London School of Economics
Moderation: Bashir Bashir, Opening Remarks: Patricia Kahane; 1. Dezember 2016

 Mehrezia Labidi

Tunisia’s Transition to Democracy: Challenges and Prospects
Mehrezia Labidi Maïza, Member of the Tunisian Parliament and Head of the
Committee for Women, Family, Children and the Elderly Affairs;
Opening Remarks; Patricia Kahane; Moderation: Bashir Bashir
2. Juni 2016

Ekka Shohat

Ella Habiba Shohat, Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University
Introductory remarks and moderation: Bashir Bashir, research fellow, Van Leer Institute
19. November 2015

Avishai Margalit

Avishai Margalit, Israeli Professor Emeritus in Philosophy at the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem; 
from 2006 to 2011, he served as the George F. Kennan Professor at the
Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton; Isolde Cahrim, Moderation
20. Oktober 2015





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Ari Rath-Preis 2019

Verleihung  an Helmut Brandstätter und Silvana Meixner