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Silent Women

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: October 4, 2019, 19:00 – 21:00

Silent Women in an era of cultural transformation and information warfare.

The Silent Women forum is attempting to build a platform for women searching for answers to the questions of today’s modern era. An era in which all hitherto value concepts are subject to repeated scrutiny and challenge. Our aim is to support women in their efforts to acquire their own voice and vocabulary. Not via radical experiments but through calm, substantive discussion on the role of women in this turbulent period when ancient conflicts between the genders are misused and weaponised in hybrid war and propaganda. We want to lead a meaningful discussion, find paths forward and contribute via a calm, society-wide dialogue to the resolution of the tasks before us on the verge of a new century. The issue of women must not become a battlefield of the culture wars.

Panel I: The Abuse of Socially Sensitive Issues in Hybrid Warfare and Propaganda

Guests: Magda Vášáryová, ex-diplomat, chairwoman of Živena and founder of the think tank CEW21; Alexandra Alvarová, author of the book Průmysl lži (The Lie Industry) and a specialist in hybrid war, CEW21; Jakub Janda, head of the Kremlin Watch programme and director of the think tank European Values; and Roman Máca, journalist, writer, analyst with the European Values think tank.

Panel II: Women as “Wind of Change“

Guests: Diana Kinnert, German political scientist, entrepreneur, advisor of Angela Merkel, author of the book Die Zukunft sehe ich Schwarz; Margaret Hales, president of the European Union of Women; Albana Vokshi, MP in the Albanian Parliament; Jana Ciglerová, journalist and expert on the emancipation of women; and Erica M. Umbricht, president of the Swedish section of the EUW, security policy expert.

Discussion chaired by Jana Spekhorstová.


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