Civilizations against the threat of social barbarism

This research area explores the way social barbarism has become part of contemporary socio-philosophical discourse. Focus is placed on questions of how ‘new forms of social barbarism’, within and across civilisations - including religious fundamentalism and secular extremism - lead to cultural destruction and violence, as well as the question of how different civilisations and countries can work together against the threat of social deterioration or barbarism.


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Experts on topic

Ghoncheh Tazmini
Ghoncheh Tazmini
Associate Member, Centre for Iranian Studies, SOAS University of London
Walter Schwimmer
Walter Schwimmer
Secretary General of the Council of Europe (1999 - 2004) , Co-founder of the DOC Research Institute
Fred Dallmayr
Fred Dallmayr
Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame
Bulent Senay
Bulent Senay
Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims
Jeffrey Haynes
Jeffrey Haynes
Professor of Politics, Director of Faculty Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion, Conflict and Cooperation
Cynthia McKinney
Cynthia McKinney
Assistant Professor and International Human Rights Activist

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