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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.

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.

Missed an event or would you like to watch one session again? 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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