This volume gathers the articles presented at the Reset DOC Venice Seminars 2018, which took place at the Giorgio Cini Foundation from June 7 to May 9, 2019. The 2018 Venice Seminars addressed the topic of “Fountainheads of Toleration – Forms of Pluralism in Empires, Republics, Democracies”.
The international association Reset Dialogues on Civilizations is launching the Reset School 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 30 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
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New York City (New York)
Reset Dialogues presents a half-day event in New York to confront these themes in furtherance of its mission to promote cultural pluralism and political liberties.
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Williamsburg (United States)
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.
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Tunis (Tunisia)
An international conference on the evolution of democracy organized by Reset DOC in partnership with Carep – Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and the support of the Italian Minstry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation