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.
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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
This video is a recording of the 4th panel of the conference “The Divided Society After November 3rd” held on the 23rd and 24th of November 2020 in collaboration with the Centro Studi Americani and the Italian Academy at Columbia University. In contemporary democracies, conflict over the correct policy responses to everything from the Covid-19 pandemic, economic inequality, and ethnic diversity continues unabated. In the United States in particular, this conflict has sown profound divisions between the actors of the staunch two-party system, which are not only political but have taken on a distinctly cultural hue. As the 2020 presidential election results and recent events have clearly illustrated, this divide is deeply entrenched in the political landscape and does not show signs of easing.
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.
In this tenth conversation in the Global Religious and Secular Dynamics Discussion Series, Adam Seligman will join Berkley Center Senior Fellow José Casanova to discuss such themes as civil society, trust, authority, collective belonging and the challenges posed by individualism and modern human rights discourse to any shared idea of a substantive public good.
This conference hosted by Reset DOC with The Center for Democracy, Toleration and Religion gathers scholars to talk about the ways in which religious toleration has been articulated and practiced in places and periods outside of modern “Western” history.