Press Release 022/2017

Karlsruhe Dialogues on Diversity, Democracy, and Populism

Focus on Pluralistic Society and Its Enemies – Keynote Lecture, Public Symposium, Panel Discussion, and Cultural Program
For the 21st time already, the Karlsruhe Dialogues take place from March 3 to 5. (Illustration: ZAK)

As a result of nationalism, xenophobia, populism, disenchantment with politics, or mistrust, open society increasingly finds itself in difficulty. From March 3 to 5, 2017, experts, creative artists, and activists from many countries and cultures will meet for the 21st Karlsruhe Dialogues to discuss the future of a pluralistic society. The 21st Karlsruhe Dialogues on “Pluralistic Society and Its Enemies” are conceived and organized by ZAK | Centre for Applied and General Studies of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).




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Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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