Forum Thinking the Future

Back to the Future: Empires as Shapers of World Order

20 young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 deal with global issues of the future under the direction of Herfried Münkler (former professor of political science at the Humboldt University in Berlin).

(Original title: Forum Zukunft denken)

Subject to change
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Contributors

tba (participants, speakers)
Herfried Münkler (responsible for the project)
Benedikt Weingartner, EuropaDIALOG (Partner)

Jana Lüthje (dramaturgy)

With the kind support of EUNIC Austria

When
May to November 2024

About the project

20 young adults – 10 national and 10 international – aged 18-26 years will deal with global questions about the future during three dates. The format will be led by Herfried Münkler (former professor of political science at the Humboldt University in Berlin) in cooperation with other international experts. Different focal points will be dealt with in three sessions lasting several days:

Forum Zukunft denken – Think Tank #1 – The Renaissance of Empires after their Supposed Disappearance. Looking back (by H. Münkler) – The central question of the panel is how a renaissance of empire is to be assessed and evaluated and what dynamics and pressures to adapt will emanate from it in the 21st century. The two follow-up panels will tie in with this in terms of content.

Forum Zukunft denken – Think-Tank #2 – The Renaissance of Empires after their Supposed Disappearance. Present (by H. Münkler)

Forum Zukunft denken – Think-Tank #3 – Die Renaissance der Imperien nach ihrem vermeintlichen Verschwinden. Future perspectives and strategies

The discussions of the young adults and international experts within the three dates will result in a joint manifesto, which will finally be presented in the Imperial Stables in Bad Ischl and discussed with the involvement of the public. Participants will be selected via an open call with short texts (3000-5000 characters) on the question: “How to think the future”.