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On-line lectures at The Paideia Decennial Conference

We are counting down the hours to the opening of The Paideia Decennial Conference in The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden. Professors came from all over the world to take part in the event. One may watch the lectures ONLINE as it happens on:

The times of the lectures below.

 Sunday Evening, August 14
18:00 – 19:30 Jubilee Program
Opening Remarks
Uppsala University, Vice-Rector Professor Kerstin Sahlin
Paideia Board, Professor Gabriel Urwitz
Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olof Ehrenkrona

Keynote Address
On Tolerance
Professor Moshe Halbertal, Hebrew University

Musical Performance
with Semmy Stahlhammar (violin), Isabel Blommé (cello), Miriam Oldenburg
(accordion & piano), Anne Kalmering (vocal) & Lilla Kören (choir)

Monday, August 15

10:15 – 12:45 The Challenge of Religion to Democracy

Hebraism and Republicanism
Professor Eric Nelson, Harvard University

Religious Diversity and Liberal Democracy: Responses from Europe and the United States
Professor Alan Wolfe, Boston College


Panel and Conversation with
Paideia Alumnus Oriol Poveda, Paideia Alumna Noomi Weinryb,
Professor Eric Nelson & Professor Alan Wolfe

13:45 – 17:00 The Stranger among Us

The Challenges of the Stranger in European Societies: Christianity as ‘Populus Dei’ or ‘Corpus Christi’?
Professor Jesper Svartvik, Lund University

Who is a Stranger in the Land of Egypt?
Professor Catherine Chalier, University of Paris Ouest, Nanterre


Panel and Conversation with
Paideia Alumnus Christian Nilsson, Paideia Alumna Ute Steyer,
Professor Catherine Chalier & Professor Jesper Svartvik

Reflections and Visions by
Konstanty Gebert, Polish Journalist
Paideia Alumnus Marcell Kenesei
Stephan Kramer,
Secretary General of the Central Council of Jews in Germany

Tuesday, August 16

10:15 – 12:45
Being A Part and Yet Apart

How Jewish Are Europe’s Jews?
Professor Michael Brenner, University of Munich

How Central Is Central Europe?
Professor emeritus Zygmunt Bauman, University of Leeds


Panel and Conversation with
Paideia Alumna Eva Ekselius, Paideia Alumnus David Bitter
Professor emeritus Zygmunt Bauman & Professor Michael Brenner

 13:45 – 15:00
Conclusions: Reflections and Visions

Professor Michael Berenbaum, the American Jewish University
Avraham Burg, former Speaker of the Knesset
Jan Eliasson, 60th President of the UN General Assembly
Barbara Spectre, Founding Director of Paideia

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