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School of Resistance, Episode 5: Beyond Europe
Building Transnational Futures with Ulrike Guérot and Srećko Horvat
NTGent presented School of Resistance, Episode Five: Beyond Europe: Building Transnational Futures livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 25 September 2020 at 18:00 CEST (Ghent, UTC +2) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 12:00 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9:00 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7).
The idea of Europe is in a state of emergency. Confronted with right-wing extremism, a severe economic crisis and humanitarian disasters at its borders, Europe as a concept of unity and peace is disintegrating. For years, the call for a deeper democratization has been voiced by progressive forces. A European Green New Deal, sea-rescue missions coordinated by transnational civil organizations, pan-European citizens assemblies: the catalogue of hope for new ways of structuring our post-nation society is manifold. But facing the catastrophe of climate change and an out-of-control economic order, time is running out: What may a truly transnational demos look like? What can be the role of the state? And what about its people, is a global citizen’s identity worth pursuing, let alone achievable?
The fifth episode of School of Resistance hosted the co-founder of DiEM25 and philosopher Srećko Horvat and the political scientist and founder of the European Democracy Lab Ulrike Guérot to speak about possibilities beyond the nation-state.
Srećko Horvat is a Croatian philosopher, author and political activist. The German weekly Der Freitag called him as "one of the most exciting voices of his generation" and he has been described as a "fiery voice of dissent in the Post-Yugoslav landscape". He is co-founder of the progressive movement DiEM25 and council member of the Progressive International. His latest book is Poetry from the Future (Penguin, 2019) and forthcoming After the Apocalypse (Polity Press, 2021).
Ulrike Guérot is a political scientist and publicist. She is a professor in her own department of European Politics and Democracy Research (DED) at the Donau University Krems and founder of the European Democracy Lab (EuDemLab) in Berlin.
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