Weltempfang.

This year's Weltempfang will explore the topic of "Global Citizenship - Democracy and Engagement" through international encounters, author discussions and expert debates.

Weltempfang is a joint project of Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. It has long served as a space for open dialogue and political discussion. Political and cultural experts will focus on key issues around "Global Citizenship - Democracy and Engagement" in Hall 4.1. Because if current political developments have made anything clear, it's this: "We need to talk."

At Weltempfang, Frankfurter Buchmesse shines a spotlight on urgent and worthwhile topics. What has led to the current trends of populism and anti-political sentiment? How can we develop more positive social perspectives and turn them into reality? Let's find the answers together.

We need to talk: Human rights, democracy and engagement.

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Weltempfang opening ceremony: A changing world.

The political, economic and social situation is changing so quickly that the effect it will have on international power structures down the line is nearly unpredictable. The opening ceremony of Weltempfang will welcome experts from the literature and international political and cultural sectors to discuss how we can deal with the new challenges arising from these competing narratives. The opening ceremony will take place on 10 October at 4.30 pm in Hall 4.1 B 81.

Deniz Yücel mit Mikrofon

Freedom of the press in Turkey.

Human rights and freedom of the press are being eroded daily in Turkey. Increasingly, unbiased political criticism is possible only from abroad. How can journalists continue to cope with these developments? Join us for a keynote discussion featuring Deniz Yücel on 13. October at 1.30 pm in Hall 4.1 B81.

More events.

On The Same Page

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 1.30 - 2.30 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 1.30 - 2.30 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Focus: Freedom of speech - Freedom of the press in Europe
Guests: Aslı Erdoğan, Dr. Dr. h.c. Volker Jung, Christian Mihr
Moderator: Martin Klingst
Organiser: Evangelical Church in Germany, Frankfurter Buchmesse

Emotions and politics

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12.00 – 13.00 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12.00 – 13.00 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Focus: Emotions and politics - two peas in a pod
Guests: Prof. Dr. Carlo Galli, Prof. Dr. Manuel Arias Maldonado, Prof. Dr. Jean-Jacques Courtine
Moderator: Bascha Mika
Organiser: Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Cologne, Italian Consulate General Frankfurt, Institut français Francfort, Goethe-Institut Frankfurt, Instituto Cervantes Frankfurt

Helpless helpers?

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 4.00 - 5.00 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 4.00 - 5.00 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Focus: NGOs in crisis zones
Guests: Kettly Mars, Dr. Monika Krause, Thomas Gebauer
Moderator: Marc Engelhardt
Organiser: Frankfurter Buchmesse

Art at the crossroads of power and morality

Friday, 12 October 2018, 4.30 - 5.30 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Friday, 12 October 2018, 4.30 - 5.30 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Guests: Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Prof. Dr. Marion Ackermann, Simon Strauss
Moderator: Dr. Ina Hartwig
Organiser: Goethe-Institut

Translation Slam

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 11.30 am - 2.00 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 11.30 am - 2.00 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Guests: Isabel Bogdan, Tanja Handels, Ingo Herzke
Moderator: Andreas Jandl
Organiser: Verband deutschsprachiger Übersetzer literarischer und wissenschaftlicher Werke e.V. (Association of German translators of literary and scientific works)

10 years of Litprom-Bestenliste Weltempfänger Awards

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 2.30 - 3.30 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 2.30 - 3.30 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Focus: A quartet of literary experts discuss current recommendations
Guests: Katharina Borchardt, Ruthard Stäblein, Ulrich Noller
Moderator: Claudia Kramatschek
Organiser: Litprom e.V.

LiBeraturpreis 2018 Award winner: Nguyen Ngoc Tu

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 4.30 - 5.30 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 4.30 - 5.30 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Guests: Nguyen Ngoc Tu, Günter Giesenfeld, Marianne Ngo
Orator: Katharina Borchardt
Organiser: Litprom e.V.

A past that remains present

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 1.30 - 2.30 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 1.30 - 2.30 pm, Stage 4.1 B81

Focus: Decolonisation in Africa and Europe
Guests: Prof. Dr Achille Mbembe, Michelle Müntefering
Moderator: Claudia Kramatschek
Organiser: Frankfurter Buchmesse

Defining feminism

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 1.00 - 2.00 pm, Salon 4.1 B81

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 1.00 - 2.00 pm, Salon 4.1 B81

Guests: Margarete Stokowski, Heike-Melba Fendel, Kübra Gümüşay
Moderator: Katrin Gottschalk
Organiser: Frankfurter Buchmesse

Calender of events.

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Ein Mann hält einen Vortrag und hält ein Notebook in die Luft.

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Programme-Weltempfang

Whether podium discussions on self-censorship or author talks on press freedom, you will not miss a highlight with the Weltempfang-Programme.

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On The Same Page.

Human rights are the building blocks of peace and the foundation of every free, democratic society. Everyone can help protect these universal rights. Are you on the same page? Then take part in the joint campaign of Frankfurter Buchmesse and the German Publishers and Booksellers Association: Prepare book tables, readings and events to raise awareness.

A look back:

On point.

Visit Weltempfang to talk with experts about freedom of the press, self-censorship and other socio-political developments.