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The pandemic shock, the “titanic”, but still on-paper, reaction with the Next Generation EU package, the multiple threats and tensions in the neighborhood and the “vanishing” momentum for democracy globally. Where is the EU heading after the shock(s) of 2020? A special double initiative by ResetDOC and Fondazione Corriere della Sera.
Peter van der Veer is director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity at Göttingen. His work focuses on religion and nationalism. Specifically, he is interested in a syntagmatic structure linking four concepts – religion, magic, secularity, and spirituality – and how they’ve emerged entangled in global colonial encounters between East and West. He also works on issues of refugees and religion, in addition to other modern global encounters, primarily between Asia and Europe. This conversation builds on four others in the ongoing Global Religious and Secular Dynamic Discussion Series.
Dr. Azza Karam,  secretary-general of Religions for Peace, will join Berkley Center Senior Fellow José Casanova to discuss the evolution of the role of major religious bodies and multinational faith-based organizations on the world stage and at the United Nations. They will then turn to topics of religious pluralism and mutual recognition of religions, examining the role of dialogue at different levels of engagement. This conversation builds on four others in the ongoing Global Religious and Secular Dynamic Discussion Series.
Special Issue: Venice Seminars 2019: Sources of Democracy: Citizenship, Social Cohesion, and Ethical Values   This volume gathers the articles presented at the Reset DOC Venice Seminars 2019, which took place at the Giorgio Cini Foundation from May 23 to May 25, 2019. The 2019 Venice Seminars addressed the topic of “Sources of Democracy: Citizenship, Social Cohesion and Ethical Values” Editors: Alessandro Ferrara, Volker Kaul and David Rasmussen      
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.