On May 30th 2015 students from all over Europe gathered at Netherhall House in London for the 3rd symposium of the “Dissent. Conscience and the Wall” project.
The theme addressed by this third event was “The changing role of conscience and dissent in Europe since 1989”. It was analysed from various perspectives, shifting from the role Internet has in facilitating the show of dissent to the maybe too permissive laws in terms of advertisements (with a particular reference to the use of women bodies in them).
Challenging questions from the audience made the event last the all day.
Videos of the event are available on DCW YouTube Channel.
Dr. Martin Meenagh, Conscience versus Reciprocity in the European Public Sphere since 1989
Dr Meenagh is Tutor in History, and Barrister in London.
Dr. Gunnar Beck, Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe Twenty- Five Years On
Dr Beck is Reader in Law at SOAS – School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
Lucas Williams, The Confused Nature of Censorship and the Relevance of Dissent in Contemporary Western Culture
Lucas holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and is now studying Governance, Leadership, and Democracy Studies at the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa in Oporto.
Wes Kendrick, A Tenuous Balance – The Evolving Role of the Internet in Facilitating Dissent
Wes is currently studying at GRAAL (Genoa Robotics and Automation Laboratory), Università degli Studi di Genova (Italy).
Givi Gigitashvili, How Putin Challenges Post-Cold War European Order and Fear
Givi is doing his MA in EU-Russia Studies at the University of Tartu (Estonia).