14 February 2020, MUNICH
Flight, and migration were topics at the center of talks between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the French-Canadian writer Kim Thúy, while the American literature-scientist Stephen Greenblatt (Havard University) and the Lativan President Eglis Levits discussed literature as a medium of analysis of political processes.
Photo: Stephen Greenblatt (John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities, Department of English, Havard University) during MSC2020. Picture Source: ©MSC/Hentschel
17 December 2019, MADRID
The Parlement des écrivains de la Méditerranée (PEM) was established in 2019 by authors from the Mediterranean. Project Cassandra is one of the founding members. The Parlement presents a forum of mutual exchange for a new shared cultural identity. PEM is an active step towards a more active and preventive conflict management in the socities of the Mediterranean.
15 MAY 2019, GOETHE-INSTITUT, PARIS
In May 2019, the Project Cassandra organized a conference at the Goethe Institut in Pairs. Against the background of the election crisis and ongoing protests in Algeria in 2019, authors from Algeria, France and Germany talked about literature as a reflexion media and "simulation-space" for the Hirak-movement, the shift of paradigm in the national discours and literary future models for Algeria.
28 FEBRUARY 2019, WELTETHOS-INSTITUT, TÜBINGEN
Wolfgang Bauer (DIE ZEIT) and Prof. Jürgen Wertheimer (Cassandra Project) talked about the role of journalism and literature as a medium in nowaday’s times of crises.
14 FEBRUARY 2019, LITERATURHAUS MUNICH
“What really connects us is true” – Aleida and Jan Assmann spoke at the Munich Security Conference about the potential of literature as an early detection system – and as an opportunity to find words for a disastrous past.
15 OCTOBER 2018, EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO (BERLIN)
On 15 October 2018, a hearing with seven Kosovar writers took place at the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Berlin. Central topic was the processing of the war, the meaning of literaturein the context of resistance and independence, societal transformations (social roles, generational changes, political developments), as well as Kosovar perspectives on Europe and Germany
24 OCTOBER 2017, GERMAN FEDERAL MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, BERLIN
On the 24 October 2017 project Cassandra was introduced at the German Federal Ministry of Defence to an audience of experts of the Ministry of Defence, other ministries and think tanks, and scholars coming from different disciplines.
16 FEBRUARY 2017, LITERATURHAUS MUNICH
On the 16th of February 2017 Prof. Jürgen Wertheimer initiated the literary series “Das Kassandra-Phänomen” (“The Kassandra phenomenon”) – The three-day event was attended by three world-class authors – those are associated with the study project “Cassandra”: Herta Müller (Germany) Wole Soyinka (Nigeria) and David Grossman (Israel) are ambassadors of humanity.
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