Democracy and Identitiy

„Die Freiheit, frei zu sein“. Talks about democracy and solidarity

„Die Freiheit, frei zu sein” (Hannah Arendt) is the title of a new talk series about solidarity and democracy curated and moderated by film director and radio host Elisabeth Scharang.


Science Talks

Particularly in times of crisis, it becomes apparent that complex situations and problems require scientific knowledge in order to find appropriate solution strategies. The series Science Talks deals with research fields in economics, politics and society.


Amid the omnipresent talk of globalization and international community, new border fences and walls are being erected all over the world: around states, occupied territories, residential complexes, and to separate public from private space. Many of these borders are visible from afar, others are drawn by language tests or using biometric procedures.


Es ist ein gutes Land

In 2018 we celebrated the centenary of the foundation of the Republic of Austria. But what does Austria actually mean?
In our series “Es ist ein gutes Land. Republikanische Geschichtsstunde(n)“ (It is a good country. Republican history lesson/s), Wolfgang Maderthaner and his discussion partners discuss the history and topical events of this region, which within changing borders and a wide range of attributed meanings has come to bear the name “Austria”.

Democracy reloaded

The series „Democracy Reloaded“ analyses current developments – not as a crisis of democracy, but as a „disintegration of orders“, as a new social division whose effect is felt in the most diverse areas: in the relationship between individuals and society, with respect to the new media situation, with a view to religions, and in relation to the issues that have emerged in the context of refugee movements.

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