The Future of Ukraine and Liberal Democracy Live Discussion on Nov. 8
6 November, 2018

Liberal democracy is facing a double challenge today. Firstly, from countries like Russia, China, Iran and Turkey who don’t conform to Western-styled democracy. The concept of autocratic modernity is consciously represented in them as they find themselves torn between autocratic and democratic models.

READ MORE: The Future of Ukraine and Liberal Democracy Discussion on Nov. 1

An anti-liberal movement is also spreading in Europe and the United States. The election of Donald Trump, United Kingdom’s upcoming departure from the European Union, as well as the growing strength of right-wing political forces, are all signs of that.

Part 2 of the discussion will take place in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro on November 8 at 12:20-2 p.m.

Featuring guests:

Marieluise Beck, former German MP, Alliance 90/The Greens group, co-founder of think-tank Zentrum Liberale Moderne, Berlin

Wolfgang Mössinger, Consul General of Germany, Dnipro

Josef Zissels, leader of the Ukrainian Jewish movement, head of Vaad of Ukraine, executive vice-president of the Congress of National Communities of Ukraine, chairman of the General Council of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Kyiv

Yevhen Bystrytsky, doctor of philosophy, Executive Director of International Renaissance Foundation (1998-2017,) Kyiv

Anna Kolokhina, head of NGO Dniprovsky Center for Social Research, Dnipro

Yuriy Raikhel, journalist, political observer for newspaper The Day, Kyiv/Dnipro

Vladyslav Romanov, political scientist, doctoral candidate of historical sciences,  Head of the Pridneprovsky regional representative office of the International Renaissance Foundation

Moderated by:

Olga Tokariuk, Hromadske journalist