A wide range of topics will be tackled in international and interdisciplinary discussions during the Körber History Forum from May 13-14, 2019 at the Humboldt Carrée in Berlin. They include the relationship between authoritarian leadership, populism and liberal democracy in the past and present; the legacy of the transformation experience in Central and Eastern Europe and its current importance for the European project; limitations and prospects of compensating colonial injustice as well as lessons that can be drawn from the past for dealing with propaganda and “Fake News” today. Speakers include former Polish president Bronisław Komorowski, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and columnist Anne Applebaum, Kenyan economist James Shikwati, the chairman of the Munich Security Conference Wolfgang Ischinger and the American philosopher Jason Stanley.
In an age of growing political, national and religious divisions, discourses of history have become inseparable from their political meaning. The Körber History Forum addresses issues of history and politics on a European and global level, annually bringing together 200 international experts from the realms of academia, politics and diplomacy, civil society and the media in Berlin. The conference is complemented by confidential round-table meetings of the Körber History Reflection Group, allowing for exchange and in-depth debate at venues that offer authentic insight into Europe’s contested pasts.
Körber History Forum 2019
May 13, 2019, 6 pm / May 14, 2019, 9 am - 6.30 pm
Humboldt Carré, Behrenstraße 42, 10117 Berlin
conference languages: English, Translation German-English