The event entitled The Global 'Entangoment' of Central Europe is organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) and the Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES), in cooperation with the University of Pannonia, the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage and Sustainability in Kőszeg under the patronage of the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO.
As the world experiences waves of the pandemic, with its human consequences and financial costs, other complex and unexpected threats appear. How do we deal with misinterpretations and conspiracies promoted online? And what impact they have on our political systems and institutions? How does relying on algorithms and distrust of institutions endanger what it means to be human? The 26th International Summer University takes an attempt to analyze these rapidly emerging complex realities in order to open the path for evidence and consensus-based crisis mitigation, the organizers say.
Major themes of the event include
- Paradoxes and Complexities of Central European Identity
- Can the V-4 help in resolving global conflicts?
- Covid-19 and Surveillance
- Human Security in Light of Covid: Post-Covid Security Challenges and a New East-West Divide?
- Challenges to and Opportunities for Democracy: is Western Civilization capable of Renewal?
- Understanding the Root Causes of Corruption, State Capture, Radicalization, Resilience, and Emigration in Central and Southeastern Europe
- Global Communication Strategies and the Potential of Soft Power
- Institutional Resilience During Crises: Global, Regional and National Perspectives
- The Future University – The Future of Education: a New Chance for Central Europe?
The 26th International Summer University, helf betweem June 28 and July 2, will attempt to analyses these rapidly evolving complex realities in order to give space and opportunity for a crisis management based on facts and agreements.
Since 1996, the International Summer University has provided an excellent opportunity for experts, practitioners, policy makers, researchers, social scientists and students to meet and discuss contemporary challenges and international cooperation.
The summer university will be opened by the Minister of Justice, Judit Varga on June 28 at 10.00 a.m. at the House of Europe in Kőszeg, NW Hungary.
The opening speech will be followed by a panel discussion on the opportunities for Central Europe, with the participation of Minister of Justice Judit Varga; former Hungarian Ambassador to the UN, Katalin Bogyay; the Croatian Ambassador to Hungary, Mladen Andrlic; the Czech Ambassador to Hungary, Tibor Bial; the Hungarian Ambassador to Austria András Nagy; Ukrainian Ambassador to Hungary Liubov Nepop and Austrian diplomat Klaus Wölfer.
Following the Monday morning program, the event will take place online.
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