Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 06:30 pm
Location: Robert Bosch Stiftung, Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin
Moderated by: Stella Maria Frei, Senior Project Manager, Robert Bosch Academy
Speaker(s):
  • Ece Temelkuran, Author, How to Lose A Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship; and Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy
  • Lorenzo Marsili, Director, Berggruen Institute; Author, Planetary Politics: A Manifesto
  • Anthony Sattin, Author, Nomads: The Wanderers Who Shaped the World

About

We are witnessing the highest level of global displacement in recorded history, with no end in sight. Wars, inequalities, climate change, and the desire to be free or to be, drive thousands to begin their lives anew in a foreign country every day. A new nation is growing across the borders. It is the “nation of strangers” –­­ a nation that has to learn to live differently every day.

Although the citizens of this nation might soon form the majority of the world population, they are still considered an exception. And at the same time, the fear of losing one's home and nation to strangers seems to be increasingly shaping the politics of Europe.

But what if this is a chance to reconsider the concept of belonging, untangling it from the nation? Is it possible to reimagine home and citizenship for Europe and beyond? Can we reimagine a new home for our fluctuating times? Or can a new kind of nomad living be a way out for the future?

The debate will be followed by a reception with canapés and drinks.