Rethinking Open Society - Event Reports

International Moves Can Provide Pathway to Rational, Just and Inclusive Migration Policy, Says Bhabha

“It is hard to think of a time when public engagement with migration policy globally has been as evident or as polarized as it is now,” said Harvard Professor Jaqueline Bhabha, as she opened her Rethinking Open Society lecture “Can We Solve the Refugee and Migration Crisis?” at CEU. She believes that, despite the sharp rise in nativism, “moves are afoot that can provide a pathway to a rational, just and inclusive migration policy for all in open and democratic societies.”

War Can Bring Social Progress, But We Must Remember the Costs, MacMillan Says

Social progress, prosperity, security, and the concept of open society all emerged from the horrific ordeal of war, according to Margaret MacMillan, professor at the University of Toronto and the former warden of St. Antony's College, speaking at CEU March 7 as part of the Rethinking Open Society series hosted by CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff.

New German Government's EU Affairs Policy Will Be More Ambitious, Schwarzer Says

In advance of Germany’s Social Democratic party (SPD) agreeing to form another “grand coalition” government with the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations Daniela Schwarzer spoke at CEU on “Germany and the Fate of Open Society in Europe.” Her lecture was part of CEU's ongoing series Rethinking Open Society.

Move Away From the American Dream to Address the Recognition Gap, Lamont Says

We cannot understand inequality without thinking about recognition, according to Michele Lamont, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University. In Western societies, worthiness is defined by socio-economic success, creating a recognition gap between social strata, said Lamont, who spoke as part of the Rethinking Open Society series at CEU on December 4.

Roger Scruton - Liberalism and Loyalty, November 16, 2017

Andras Sajo speaks on Constitutionalism in the Open Society

Trust, Belonging, Duty Necessary for Sustaining Free Society, Scruton Says

Trust and a sense of belonging, as well as an emphasis on duty in addition to rights, are key to preserving the freedoms of democratic society, according to writer and philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, speaking at CEU November 16 as part of the Rethinking Open Society series. Scruton, whose lecture was entitled “Liberalism and Loyalty,” is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington and a contributing editor to The New Atlantis.

Tim Crane speaks on Religion in the Open Society

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi Speaks on Corruption and Good Governance

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi - The Open Society and the Problem of Corruption: Diagnosis and Remedies