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Reinventing the Media

A crowd swarmed the entrance of Vienna’s Burgtheater on Sunday morning Nov. 21, the stairways and halls rumbling with a mix of languages. The event at hand, part of the Institute for Human Sciences European Debates series (IWM Europäische Debatte) had drawn a crowd early on a Sunday morning when most would have preferred to […]

Europe, Wake Up!

Europe, Wake Up!

“Europe, wake up!  Wake up to where we are!” declared Timothy Garton Ash, renowned author and Professor of History at Oxford University. “Wake up, but act!” interjected Kurt Biedenkopf, Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony from 1990 to 2002. “There’s a long way between waking up and acting.” Such were the passionate exchanges […]

Europa Forum

Europa Forum

It was a remarkable gathering of minds that came together at the Burgtheater in Vienna on Jan. 20 to discuss the future of Europe, people who themselves were makers and interpreters of this history: There was George Soros, the Hungarian born financier who dedicates his time and his fortune to the reintegration of Europe; Joschka […]

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