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Cassandra Weltkarte

Munich Security Conference 2020: "Security and Literature"

14 February 2020, Literaturhaus 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

> Link to the Program (GERMAN)

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MAGHREB: First official annual Meeting of PEM

17 December 2019, Casa árabe 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.

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ALGERIA: Early Crisis Detection through Literary Analysis

15 MAY 2019, GOETHE-INSTITUT, PARIS

Paroles d’écrivains -  Words of Authors

In May 2019, the Project "Cassandra" organized a conference at the Goethe Institut in Paris. 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.

> More Information and Video (GERMAN)

Reports- Literature - Reality: Areas of crises in the focus of our perception

28 FEBRUARY 2019, WELTETHOS-INSTITUT, TÜBINGEN

Wolfgang Bauer (DIE ZEIT) and Prof. Jürgen Wertheimer (Project "Cassandra") talked about the role of journalism and literature as a medium in nowaday’s times of crises.

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MSC 2019: “The Kassandra Phenomenon”

14 FEBRUARY 2019, LITERATURHAUS MUNICH

During the Munich Security Conference, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks about free speech, democratic values and the reemergence of anti-democratic forces.

Aleida and Jan Assmann, laureates of the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels 2018 discuss the potential of literature as an early warning system - especially against the background of facist tendencies in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Literature in Kosovo

15 OCTOBER 2018, EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO (BERLIN)

On 15 October 2018, a hearing with 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.

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MSC 2018: “The Kassandra Phenomenon”

16 February 2018, Literaturhaus Munich

A series of events about literature and politics takes place again, during this year's Munich Security Conference.

Looking at the role of Gerogia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili (Prime Minister of Georgia), Mikheil Janelidze, (Secretary of State, Georgia), Levan Izoria (Secretary of Defence,  Georgia) talk to the writers Zurab Karumidze, Aleksandre Kartozia and Aka Morchiladze about Europe, Georgia's politics and literature.

Author Robert Menasse, who won the Deutsche Buchpreis 2017  for his novel »Die Hauptstadt«, speaks with Alexander Kluge about the role of Europe and current secrurity policies.

Photo: Robert Menasse during Frankfurt Book Fair  2017, ©Heike Huslage-Koch

> Video of the talk between Menasse und Kluge(GERMAN)


Presentation of the Study Project

Presentation of the Study Project “Early Crisis Detection through Literary Analysis”

24 OCTOBER 2017, GERMAN FEDERAL MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, BERLIN

On 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, think tanks, and scholars coming from different disciplines.

GERMAN FEDERAL MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

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MSC 2017: “Writers as seismographs of our time”

16 FEBRUARY 2017, LITERATURHAUS MUNICH

On 16 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, who are associated with the study project “Cassandra”: Herta Müller (Germany) Wole Soyinka (Nigeria) and David Grossman (Israel).

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(Study Project Cassandra – Early Crisis Detection through Literary Analysis)
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