Church and State have always been intertwined in Russia: under Tsarism God was inextricably linked to the Tsar. However recently all this has begun to change. Last year many Orthodox supporters took part in the pro democracy protests in Moscow: religious opposition to Putin is growing, there can be no doubt of that, but what this means for a government that is so intimately intertwined with the Russian Orthodox church is unclear.
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
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The international association Reset Dialogues on Civilizations has launched the Reset Seminars of Pluralism, a yearly international program on cultural and religious pluralism and political liberties. The purpose is to promote a local intellectual response to the rise of rigorist strands of Islamic thought by training 40 emerging opinion-leaders on the relationship between religion, history and power and to contribute to the reawakening of pluralistic traditions in Muslim contexts.
The current political situation in Post-Soviet countries, primarily the Russian Federation, raises questions about the cultural roots of today’s prevailing nationalist political ideologies and behaviours. The international scientific community has to overcome the lack of knowledge about Russia’s Post-Soviet history, also in order to avoid the sheer repetition of old clichés – liberal -western opinions versus a despotic-eastern world
The Venice Seminars 2020 analyzed if communities are given or constructed and examine the role language, recognition and alterity have for the shape of communities. The Seminars addressed issues concerning global intellectual history and study how modern nation-states have engaged with issues of difference and integration, including the themes of subnational identities and linguistic, ethnic and religious minorities in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Reset Dialogues on Civilizations in collaboration with the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is organizing an ONLINE five days summer school and a two days conference addressing issues concerning global intellectual history and study how modern nation-states have engaged with issues of difference and integration, including the themes of subnational identities and linguistic, ethnic and religious minorities in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Reset Dialogues in collaboration with the Italian Academy at Columbia University and the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, presents a half-day event to confront these themes in furtherance of its mission to promote cultural pluralism and political liberties.
An International Conference organized by Reset DOC and Reset Dialogues in partnership with the College of William & Mary taking place in Williamsburg, VA, United States.