Benjamin Barber

Keynote Speech of Benjamin Barber now online

Dear all,

we are pleased to announce that the keynote speech of Benjamin Barber that he gave at the NECE Conference in Warsaw, is now available at


Carsten Lenk - Robert Bosch Stiftung

Benjamin Barber - on how the economic crisis affects democracy

The economic crisis is not just a financial crisis, it's a democratic crisis. Its a crisis in democratic citizenship - said Benjamin Barber, political theorist at Demos. Because democracy is about trust, the real causality of this economic crisis will not be the economic system, it will be democracy itself.

Opening Panel: Social media and democracy

Social media. Everyone uses them, but for sure most of us can see both - its pros and cons. The subject of the social impact of social media is very ambiguous, it brings up a lot of emotions, and that is why our panelists found it interesting to talk about.

Benjamin Barber on flourishing democracy


Hello from Berlin,

Where we are spoiled by a few more days of sunshine before the next notoriously grey winter will hit us. As we are preparing for the Warsaw conference, we are excited about the prospect of having Benjamin Barber as our keynote speaker. An internationally renowned political theorist, Dr. Barber brings an abiding concern for democracy and citizenship to issues of politics, globalization, culture and education in America and abroad.



Benjamin Barber will deliver the keynote speech at the conference opening

We are pleased to announce that Benjamin Barber, internationally renowned political theorist and president of the international NGO CivWorld at Dēmos, delivers a keynote speech at the conference opening on 17 November 2011. Topic "Transnationalisation and Post Democratic Structures: What does it mean for Citizens’ Participation and Civil Society in Europe?” For more information about Benjamin Barber please look here:

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