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.
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.
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
Olga Tokariuk, Hromadske journalist