Democracy and freedom

If we are to successfully overcome the challenges facing our society, we need a culture of open and free debate.

Previous years of the symposium

What did the symposium look like in previous years? Who were the speakers? Read more and watch the recordings of the lectures.
International Symposium 2021: At the Crossroads of History
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.” - Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Event date:
September 18, 2021
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International Symposium 2020: Crisis or Opportunity?
“Every crisis has both its dangers and opportunities. It can spell either salvation or doom.”, - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Event date:
September 12, 2020
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International Symposium 2019: Challenges and New Horizons
“I once said that democracy is a discussion. However, true discussion is only possible where people trust each other and genuinely seek the truth. Democracy is a conversation between equals, a united contemplation of free citizens before the whole public.” - Tomáš Gariggue Masaryk
Event date:
September 15, 2019
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Our partners

Fortunately, we are not alone in defending the basic pillars of democracy. Who do we cooperate with?

List of academic studies and other outputs

Our thoughts and views on the challenges of contemporary democracy can be found beyond the pages of this website. Read our articles in academic journals, contributions to anthologies, and other articles. Here you will also find our latest outputs that have appeared in the media.

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2022
odborný článek
Poměrnost, ale jaká? Srovnání různých úrovní a typů proporcionalit zvažovaných alternativ volební reformy z roku 2021
2022
odborný článek
Alternative voting methods applied through ICT to enhance political participation in the Czech Republic
2022
odborný článek
Who Favours Men in Flexible-List PR Systems?
2022
článek v novinách
Stát musí jasně definovat, co považuje za dezinformaci. Jinak hrozí perzekuce i za zcela legitimní názory
2021
review článku
Utilitarian Voting and Christian Klamler's Empirical Evidence

Work with us

Join us in creating a social space that is open to discussion. Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to organise a lecture or talk or if you have suggestions for our research activities. We look forward to hearing from you.

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