Democracies around the world are increasingly under pressure from authoritarian challenges. In Europe, for example, anti-liberal movements have been on the rise in the past years, bringing up fears of democratic backsliding there. The Heinrich Böll Foundation, a political foundation that is affiliated with the German Green Party, engages with civil actors in over 60 countries and supports their efforts in fostering democracy and human rights, taking action to prevent the destruction of the global ecosystem, advance equality between women and men, and defending the freedom of individuals against excessive state and economic power. The foundation’s president Dr. Ellen Überschär will give an insight into the foundation’s work to strengthen civil societies and civic education in Germany and the foundation’s international network.
Lunch will be provided to the first 20 students who register by September 28, 2018.
Registration is required to attend.