International Dialogue and Global Reading

Ereoffnung Weltempfang 2014 47145

Weltempfang – Centre for Politics, Literature and Translation

The "Weltempfang" in Hall 3.1 is a place well known for its panel discussions, talks and readings with international authors, intellectuals and translators. This year, the Weltempfang is dedicated to the topic "Europe".

These were the programme highlights in 2016

  • Opening of the Weltempfang: Europe and Islam; Taking part: Dr. Andreas Görgen, Boualem Sansal, Elif Shafak; Chaired by: Daniel Cohn-Bendit
  • Hell and Fragments – Europe and the experience of war; Taking part: Ian Kershaw, Prof. Herfried Münkler; Chaired by: Ralph Bollmann
  • Civilisations and Migrations; Taking part: Prof. em. Dirk Hoerder, Prof. Wolfgang Knöbl; Chaired by: Christian Demand
  • Communication and the Internet; Taking part: Timothy Garton Ash, Prof. Bernhard Pörksen
  • European Identity and the Missing Narrative; Taking part: Priya Basil, Ulrike Guérot, Prof. Albrecht Koschorke; Chaired by: Doris Akrap
  • Additional panel: How can Europe be turned into a lasting concept?; Taking part: Prof. Ulrike Guérot, Prof. Antoine Vauchez; Chaired by: Dr. Alexander Roesler

LiBeraturpreis 2016

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Laksmi Pamuntjak was awarded the LiBeraturpreis 2016 for her novel „The Question of Red“. The LiBeraturpreis is the only German literature prize that is awarded exclusively to women from Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Arab World. In 2015, Madeleine Thien received the prize for her novel „Dogs at the Perimeter“.

Cooperation: Litprom – the Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature

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WELTEMPFANG – Campaign 2016