24
May
2021
Online (Zoom)
ResetDOC in collaboration with the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is organizing an online Summer School and Conference addressing issues concerning free speech and how its dominance in Western legal structures has shifted over time, including a comparative outlook on the question through the lens of varying cultural and religious perspectives from all over the globe.
20
April
2021
Online (Zoom)
UC Berkeley’s Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion presents a lecture by Professor Michael Walzer. The lecture will revisit the old question about tolerating the intolerant. “We have to do that, but this isn’t a simple toleration; we have a right to ask for concessions from them–some minimal conformity, especially with regard to gender and equality.” Exactly what that means, and how it might be justified, will be the subject of his lecture.
15
April
2021
Online (Zoom)
Reset DOC presents a round table to discuss the currently shifting paradigms in the Middle East and North Africa. From tremors within the Jordanian monarchy to Libya’s fragile peace, Lebanon’s absentee ruling class and Algeria’s struggle to move on from Bouteflika. What is at stake for the region after a decade of faltering change. Will the new geopolitical shifts allow for more breathing room for democracy to flourish or do we return to the status quo by another name?
Ten years after the Arab Spring, the change promised by that fateful season has been minimal at best. The common thread moving through Arab society in this third millennium is precisely the overall feeling of incompletion, making any prospect of economic revival more dismal due to the arrival of a lethal health crisis. This timely publication, the product of a two day conference held in December 2020,  aims to bring together some of the best minds in reflection on the past decade of stumbles and obstacles in the Arab world and what hope does the Tunisian Exception hold for the future. 
Our Initiatives 2018/2020
What are liberal democracy’s greatest weaknesses in the face of spreading populist movements? What can reform-minded liberals do to loosen the tightening knot of anger and nationalist extremism? In order to achieve a truly inclusive and open public sphere where no dominant perspective is imposed from above – and where values and proposals are freely discussed and challenged Reset Dialogues on Civilizations has launched a new series of seminars and public lectures focused on the Illiberal Trend affecting contemporary democracies. 
An international forum and summer school, in partnership with the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, on the prospects for democracy, human rights, secularism and religion across different cultures able to promote and consolidate a network of cultural, intellectual and academic relationships among senior and junior scholars in the social sciences, political theory, sociology, legal and religious studies.