Join us as we move forward with our European Wednesdays debate series, this week on the theme of multiculturalism.
Timothy Snyder, one of the leading American historians and public intellectuals, addressed this question in a vibrant speech he gave on May 9, 2019, in Vienna, on the occasion of Europe Day. He asked Europeans a (not so) simple question : will they rely on their myths or instead on their history to build their collective future ? And he warned them : « the myth that you have diverts you not only from seeing the scale of European responsibility for the past but it also diverts you from the scale of European responsibility for the future. »
Is multiculturalism a European myth ? Is it compatible with the idea of a nation-state ? Is it a convincing way to go beyond the traditional assimilation v. integration debate ?
Come debate with us this Wednesday at 8 pm in Hamilton 607 to find answers to these questions and more !
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Third Series | First Session
European Wednesdays are student-led weekly debates. No previous debate experience or political background is necessary. We encourage walk-ins, and we value the diversity of perspectives.