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The XXI century will be a сentury either of total all-embracing crisis or of moral and spiritual healing that will reinvigorate humankind. It is my conviction that all of us - all reasonable political leaders, all spiritual and ideological movements, all  faiths - must help in this transition to a triumph of humanism and justice, in making the XXI century a century of a new human renaissance.

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20 июня 2012

Ulrich Beck's Lecture “Living in and Coping with World Risk Society: The Cosmopolitan Turn” at the Gorbachev Foundation. June 20, 2012


The seminar took place on June 20, 2012, as part of the joint programme Challenges of Cultural Diversity in a Global World between the International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies (The Gorbachev Foundation) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars Kennan Institute.

The seminar was opened with a presentation by Ulrich BeckProfessor at Munich University and the London School of Economics, themed “Living in and Coping with World Risk Society: The Cosmopolitan Turn”
Speakers in the discussion that followed included Fedor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Foreign AffairsVladimir Malakhov, Director of the Center for Citizenship and Identity Studies; Vadim Mezhuyev, Chief Researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Philosophy; Emil Pain, Senior Academic Advisor at the Moscow Office of the Kennan Institute; and others.
The seminar was hosted by Olga Zdravomyslova, Executive Director of the Gorbachev Foundation.
The seminar was held with participation and support from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
Webcast of the seminar is available at



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