Seminar "Sapere aude: Freedom and the Rule of Law"

Belgrade, Serbia, 20-24 September 2016

Belgrade Forum 2016The 5-day seminar “Sapere aude: Freedom and the Rule of Law”, organised by the Association of Schools of Political Studies in co-operation with Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, was held in Belgrade, Serbia, on 20-24 September 2016.

The seminar was attended by over one hundred young decision-makers and opinion-formers from Armenia, Belarus, France, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine and 27 prominent experts from Germany, India, Norway, Russia, Serbia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Among topics discussed there were: human rights and national security, responsibility of civil society in times of populism, Europe and Russia, India and the East Asian security architecture, the sources of America’s crisis and many others.






Opening ceremony (English / Russian)

Keynote addresses (English / Russian)

Panel discussion. Corruption: a moral or a system problem? (English / Russian)

Panel discussion. Morals and ethics: the second life of nationalism and migration (English / Russian)

Round table "Security versus Freedom" (English / Russian)

Round table "Perpetual peace, rule of law and civic education" (English / Russian)

Round table "Politics of memory and history" (English / Russian)

Round tables resume (English / Russian)

Concluding remark by John Lloyd (English / Russian)

Concluding remark by Lena Nemirovskaya (English / Russian)

Concluding remarks by Directors of Schools of Political Studies (English / Russian)