February 17th -Europaeum Lecture : Illiberal democracy and Post-Truth politics

ALEKSANDER SMOLAR, the well-known journalist and commentator, will be giving the keynote Europaeum Lecture in Prague on February 17th at 17.45 on the theme of Illiberal democracy and Post-Truth politics : counter-revolution in Poland today ?  He was a well-known member of the anti-communist opposition, founder and editor of the political quarterly Annex, and spokesman for a number of activist groups. After 1989, he served as an advisor to Tadeusz Mazowiecki and Hanna Suchocka. He is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and has many awards including the Sakharov Prize for lifetime achievement (2009).  We are also pleased to have Professor PÉTER BALÁZS, now professor at the Central European University in Budapest, and a former member of the European Commission and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary to give a Hungarian perspective too, alongside a leading Czech commentator, Dr Martin Mejstřík, from Charles University, to give Czech perspectives. Everyone is welcome, and for full details, see: the poster.