Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of a worldwide series of events coordinated by the Institut français, the Night of Ideas will bring together leading researchers from France, the UK and Europe to discuss changing ideas of democracy, citizenship, and truth. What conceptual frameworks can we apply to understand “post-truth politics”? What light can an exercise in comparison shed on the questions that have recently emerged in our different democratic contexts? Throughout the evening three parallel series of panels will address issues of post-truth politics, contemporary urban policies in Europe’s “open cities”, the intellectual history behind our European ideals, changing models of citizenship and transnationalism, questions raised by different constitutional models, generational difference and generational injustice, the philosophy of cosmopolitism, and the narrative and emotional aspects of contemporary politics.

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