Second International Conference: Rethinking Liberalism, Renewing Democracy
Liberal Democracy is under increasing pressure. At our Conference “Rethinking Liberalism, Renewing Democracy” on November 24th in Berlin and online we will discuss with Guests from academia, politics, think tanks and the economy how liberalism and liberal democracy will have to develop to persist.
As a school of thought and political movement, liberalism has long been an undisputed success story. It has promoted democracy and the rule of law, free world trade and an active civil society. At its heart is the postulate of equal freedom for all, the normative idea of human rights, and an international order governed by law.
Around the world, liberal democracy is under increasing external pressure. Liberal and authoritarian regimes are asserting themselves globally. Whether one looks to China or Russia, for the power elites in Beijing and Moscow, liberal democracies are a model of yesterday — incapable of strategic politics, paralyzed by political polarization and social fragmentation. At the latest, the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine makes it clear that we are in an escalating systemic competition between authoritarian regimes and liberal democracies.
There is a need to rethink liberalism and renew democracy. We began this reflection and conversation last year at our first conference. At our second conference, we want to discuss issues of a new world order, a new role for the state, and the participation and efficiency of democracies.
We want to discuss these questions with you and many exciting guests.
Thorsten Benner, GPPI Berlin
Tanja Börzel, Freie Universität Berlin
Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, The German Marshall Fund
Sabine Döring, Universität Tübingen
Jan-Werner Müller, Princeton University
Jana Puglierien, European Council on Foreign Relations
Jan Schnellenbach, Brandenburgische Technische Universität
Dieter Schnaas, Wirtschaftswoche
Gesine Schwan, Humboldt Governance Platform
Karolina Wigura, University of Warsaw,
Michael Zürn, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
It is sponsored by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.
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