15.12.2020 - Year of 2020: Accelerated Path Towards Polarisation?


Tuesday, December 15, at 3.30 PM CET / 9.30 AM ET

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GLOBSEC is pleased to invite you to a virtual discussion on the topic of “Year of 2020: Accelerated path towards polarisation?”, which will be held on Tuesday, December 15, at 3.30 PM CET / 9.30 AM ET

The year of the pandemic has accelerated the rise of insecurities and uncertainties about both the present and the future. It created yet another opportunity to look for the culprits and form new narratives which undermine or demonise other countries, parts of the population or individuals. “The incompetent and weak EU not helping others” or “Bill Gates installing chips into our brains through testing” are just a glimpse of what the internet offers to its users, many of whom consume the information in their own closed bubbles. How did this affect people's attitudes? Did 2020 accelerate the path towards greater polarisation and questioning of democracy and transatlantic cooperation? Who is responsible and how to fight it?

Join us for a presentation of the results of an exclusive opinion poll conducted in 9 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans, GLOBSEC Trends 2020 (to be published on December 10), and discuss the pressing issues with top experts from the Transatlantic area:

  • Amb. Norman Eisen, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution, United States
  • Milan Nič, Head of the Robert Bosch Center For Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, German Council on Foreign Relations, Germany
  • Dominika Hajdu, Research Fellow, Democracy & Resilience Programme, GLOBSEC, Slovakia

Moderation: Emily Tamkin, US Editor, New Statesman, United States

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