Reflections on Truth, Politics, Democracy, and Language
Jelani Cobb, Masha Gessen, and Siri Hustvedt will be among the speakers at "What’s Going On: Reflections on Truth, Politics, Democracy, and Language," a two-day conference, November 9 and 10, at New York University's Deutsches Haus.
With the ascendency of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, the decision of Great Britain to leave the European Union, and the rise of right-wing populism across Europe, the last year marked a significant political shift.
In “What’s Going On,” NYU’s Deutsches Haus brings together thinkers, writers, scholars, and journalists for an in-depth and challenging discussion about the complicated issues at hand, including the redefinition of journalism’s role in a post-truth world, the threat right-wing populist movements and their leaders pose to Western liberal democracies, and the ways in which authoritarianism can warp the very language we rely on to describe our reality.
Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. Learn more.