Press Release 154/2017

Colloquium Fundamentale: Parallel to Majority Society

Presentation Series on “Parallelwelten – eine Gefahr für die Demokratie?“ of ZAK Covers Collective Structures Parallel to the Society’s Mainstream
“Parallel worlds“ and the risks and opportunities associated with them will be in the focus of the Colloquium Fundamentale in the coming winter term. (Photo: Irina Westermann)
“Parallel worlds“ and the risks and opportunities associated with them will be in the focus of the Colloquium Fundamentale in the coming winter term. (Photo: Irina Westermann)

From extreme political movements to the digital filter bubble in the private sphere: Groupings of various types are presently establishing in society, which have their own laws and rules and may influence majority society both positively and negatively. In the winter semester, the Colloquium Fundamentale of ZAK I Centre for Cultural and General Studies of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will focus on these “Parallel Worlds – a Threat for Democracy?” and their implications. The presentation series will be opened by the former Federal Data Protection Commissioner, Peter Schaar, on “Verteidigung von Grundwerten und Grundrechten in der digitalen Welt” (defending fundamental values and rights in the digital world) on Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6 p.m., at the Redtenbacher-Hörsaal (Engelbert-Arnold-Straße 4, building 10.91).

 

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For more information on the program, click:
http://www.zak.kit.edu/english/colloquium_fundamentale

 

 

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