Discussion "7 Billion Voices in a Multipolar World"

On 13 September Evgeny Morozov, Chandran Nair, Nina Obuljen Koržinek and Farida Shaheed discussed on universal values, tolerance and dialogue. Can an us” and them” narrative be overcome? Is there a future for multilateralism and what can Europe’s role be in this? Which paradigms will lead our activities?


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Speakers Evgeny Morozov, Chandran Nair, Nina Obuljen Koržinek, Farida Shaheed
Presenter Amira El Ahl
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Chandran Nair is the Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), an independent pan-Asian think tank focused on advancing a deeper understanding of global issues. He is a regular speaker at the World Economic Forum (WEF), APEC Summits, OECD events and various UN conferences. Chandran was chairman of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) in Asia Pacific until 2004. He is a fellow of the Club of Rome and the Royal Society of Arts.

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Nina Obouljen Koržinek is Minister of Culture in Croatia since 2016. Before she was working as research associate at Institute for Development and International Relations, as Assistant Minister for International Relations and State Secretary for Culture and Media. She speaks at numerous scientific conferences and seminars and publishes articles in national and international journals, books and anthologies on the topic of culture and media policies. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Sciences.

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Farida Shaheed, a sociologist, is the Executive Director of Pakistan’s leading women’s rights organization, Shirkat Gah. She has fostered policies and projects designed in culturally sensitive ways to support the rights of marginalized sectors. Her publications deal with the interface of women, cultural identities, State-citizenship and how this impacts rights. Appointed the first UN Independent Expert in the field of cultural rights in 2009, she continued as a Special Rapporteur on the same issue until October 2015.

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Evgeny Morozov is free author for The New York Times, The Economist, Financial Times, Times Literary Supplement among others. His monthly Slate column is syndicaetd in El Pais, Corriere della Sera, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Folha de S.Paulo and several other newspapers. In 2010 – 2012 he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation. Between 2006 and 2008 he was Director of New Media at Transitions Online.

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Amira El Ahl is a journalist and moderator. In June 2017 she took up a post as editor at the​“Hessisch-Niedersächsische Allgemeine” in Kassel. She studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo and graduated in Arabic and history at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. For a couple of years she worked as a foreign correspondent for the Near and Middle East for the “SPIEGEL” Cairo office. Until 2016 she worked as a freelance author and moderator in Cairo.