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Weltempfang

Topics that move us all.
Exciting debates.
Online in 2020.

Weltempfang - the centre for politics, literature and translation - provides answers to current social questions and debates.

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Weltempfang

5 days. 12 events. 42 speakers.

The first digital version of Weltempfang - Frankfurter Buchmesse's centre for politics, literature and translation - is dedicated to "Europe - Connecting Cultures". On the agenda: the role of culture, literature and politics in times of COVID-19 and debates on migration, racism and gender. Weltempfang is a joint project of Frankfurter Buchmesse and the German Federal Foreign Office.

You can now watch the recordings online for free.

Weltempfang opening: Europe – Connecting Cultures (german only)

Live DE
Speaker: Giuliano da Empoli
and 5 more speakers

Discourse Is Still Possible in Europe – How we want to talk to each other

Live DE EN
Speaker: Marie-Luisa Frick, Professor
Department of Philosophy at the University of Innsbruck
and 3 more speakers

Together! Restarting culture in Europe, from remembrance towards a shared history

Live DE EN
Speaker: Francesca Melandri, Italian writer
and 3 more speakers

So What’s Taking Them So Long? The EU accession process of the Western Balkan countries

Live DE EN
Speaker: Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe and Commissioner for Franco-German Cooperation
and 3 more speakers

The End of a Connected World? – How culture can operate in the global crisis

Live DE EN
Speaker: Prof Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, president of the Goethe Institut
and 3 more speakers

Europe, Languages and Justice – Gendering in a European context

Live DE EN
Speaker: Nina George, Writer and Journalist
President of the European Writers’ Council
and 3 more speakers

The Arab World and Europe: Flight and migration in children’s books

Live DE EN
Speaker: Kirsten Boie, award-winning author of children’s and young adult books
and 2 more speakers

Africa and Europe – How can cooperation succeed?

Live DE EN
Speaker: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Kenyan writer
and 3 more speakers

Race, Sex and Colonialism – a topical debate beyond European borders

Live DE EN
Speaker: Leïla Slimani, Moroccan-French author
and 2 more speakers

Two Sides of the Same Coin – Where do domestic and foreign policy meet?

Live DE EN
Speaker: Dr Andreas Görgen, Head of Directorate-General for Culture and Communication
Federal Foreign Office
and 2 more speakers

On the Sense and Senselessness of Cultural Boycotts

Live DE EN
Speaker: Lizzie Doron, Israeli writer
and 3 more speakers

Strengthened by the Coronavirus Crisis – finding a new balance?

Live DE EN
Speaker: Prof Emanuele Coccia, Professor of history of philosophy
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris
and 2 more speakers

The World After: Bruno Latour and Hartmut Rosa on the consequences of the coronavirus crisis

Live DE EN
Speaker: Bruno Latour, Sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher of science
and one more speaker

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The complete programme at a glance

Programme
4 of 5
Wednesday

14 October 2020

60 min

Weltempfang opening: Europe – Connecting Cultures (german only)

DE
Speaker: Giuliano da Empoli
and 5 more speakers
60 min

Discourse Is Still Possible in Europe – How we want to talk to each other

DE EN
Speaker: Marie-Luisa Frick, Professor
Department of Philosophy at the University of Innsbruck
and 3 more speakers
60 min

Together! Restarting culture in Europe, from remembrance towards a shared history

DE EN
Speaker: Francesca Melandri, Italian writer
and 3 more speakers
Thursday

15 October 2020

60 min

So What’s Taking Them So Long? The EU accession process of the Western Balkan countries

DE EN
Speaker: Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe and Commissioner for Franco-German Cooperation
and 3 more speakers
60 min

The End of a Connected World? – How culture can operate in the global crisis

DE EN
Speaker: Prof Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, president of the Goethe Institut
and 3 more speakers
60 min

Europe, Languages and Justice – Gendering in a European context

DE EN
Speaker: Nina George, Writer and Journalist
President of the European Writers’ Council
and 3 more speakers
Friday

16 October 2020

60 min

The Arab World and Europe: Flight and migration in children’s books

DE EN
Speaker: Kirsten Boie, award-winning author of children’s and young adult books
and 2 more speakers
60 min

Africa and Europe – How can cooperation succeed?

DE EN
Speaker: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Kenyan writer
and 3 more speakers
60 min

Race, Sex and Colonialism – a topical debate beyond European borders

DE EN
Speaker: Leïla Slimani, Moroccan-French author
and 2 more speakers
Saturday

17 October 2020

60 min

Two Sides of the Same Coin – Where do domestic and foreign policy meet?

DE EN
Speaker: Dr Andreas Görgen, Head of Directorate-General for Culture and Communication
Federal Foreign Office
and 2 more speakers
60 min

On the Sense and Senselessness of Cultural Boycotts

DE EN
Speaker: Lizzie Doron, Israeli writer
and 3 more speakers
Sunday

18 October 2020

60 min

Strengthened by the Coronavirus Crisis – finding a new balance?

DE EN
Speaker: Prof Emanuele Coccia, Professor of history of philosophy
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris
and 2 more speakers
60 min

The World After: Bruno Latour and Hartmut Rosa on the consequences of the coronavirus crisis

DE EN
Speaker: Bruno Latour, Sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher of science
and one more speaker

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