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Panel discussion 

Salon in der Komischen Oper Berlin

Salon in der Komischen Oper Berlin
Photo: Jan Windszus Photography

Prof. Dr. Jeanette Hofmann

Prof. Dr. Jeanette Hofmann
Photo: David Ausserhofer

Prof. Dr. Volker Gerhardt

Prof. Dr. Volker Gerhardt

“Quo Vadis, Democracy?”

On the Future of an Age-Old Form of Government

“Quo Vadis, Democracy?”

On the Future of an Age-Old Form of Government


February 12, 2018, 7:30–9:30 p.m.


Komische Oper Berlin
Behrenstraße 55-57
10117 Berlin

Programme Salon der Komischen Oper

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Komische Oper Berlin
Behrenstraße 55-57 | 10117 Berlin
Tickets for €12 / €8 (reduced) are available via the ticket service of the Komische Oper.

What do we mean when we talk about the “end of democracy”? And what does global digitization mean for democracy – salvation or nightmare? The internet offers wide-ranging opportunities for everybody to express his or her will but it can also be used to mobilize the masses. Can digital media help us think about new forms of democracy that give people a greater say than ever before in the history of mankind? Or do we risk a dictatorship of the online collective, “digital Maoism” (Jaron Lanier)? What can we learn from history about successful democracies, and what visions for a new form of “the best of all possible” social orders can we develop?

GUESTS Prof. Dr. Jeanette Hofmann (expert on internet policy, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society), Prof. Dr. Volker Gerhardt (legal and social philosopher, HU Berlin)
MODERATOR Johanna Wall


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