The NTB Conferences on DVD

30 June 2019

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Gheorghe Florescu: Dissent through Coffee 19 May 2019
On Sunday, May 19th, 2019, 11.00 a.m., in the Tapestry Foyer, Gheorghe Florescu shall hold the conference Dissent through Coffee.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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Ioan Stanomir: Romania, 1989 / 2019 - a Photograph, after Thirty Years 05 May 2019
On Sunday, May 5th, 2019, from 11.00 a.m., Ioan Stanomir shall hold the conference entitled Romania, 1989 / 2019 - a Photograph, after Thirty Years.
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Adrian Cioroianu: The Future Is No Longer What It Used to Be 21 April 2019
On Sunday, April 21st, 2019, at 11.00 at NTB’s Black Box Hall, Adrian Cioroianu shall hold the conference The Future Is No Longer What It Used to Be. About the Conference The characteristic of our time is that we all have the feeling of imminent changes that are foreshadowing globally. The open and peaceful world that came to an end with the fall of communism in Europe in 1990 did only materialize in part. Today, borders seem to close again and unexpected conflicts occur even in the hearts of Western societies. In parallel, for the first time in the history of civilization, technological progress is so rapid that human understanding can no longer keep pace with it. In other words, we are progressing so fast that the very idea of progress seems rather a threat than a promise. Engineers, physicians and philosophers, together, tell us that we are about to enter the "transhuman" age - that is, the creature that we are, of the flesh, brain and joints, can be improved even before it is born, so that we shall be immune to diseases and we can all be, why not, as intelligent as geniuses. However, beyond these pink scenarios, there is also a fear that one day the machines we are creating might get out of hand - or even control us. I suggest that we meditate together on some of the directions of these changes: we shall talk about family and school, about politics and about possible future wars, about the search we are trapped in, and about what we might find at the end of the road. Adrian Cioroianu About Adrian CioroianuBorn in 1967 in Craiova, he is a historian, journalist, essayist, politician (he served as Foreign Affairs Minister within the Tariceanu Cabinet from 5 April 2007 to 15 April 2008).Professor at the Faculty of History at the University of Bucharest, he is the author of several Romanian history books (and especially of the history of Communist Romania). He is also known as co-author of high school textbooks. Member of the Social Dialogue Group, he joined the National Liberal Party and was elected to the Romanian Senate for Timis County in 2004. After Romania's accession to the European Union on 1 January 2007, he served as MEP, member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and vice-chair of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament. On April 5th, 2007, Cioroianu became Minister of Foreign Affairs in the reshuffled Tariceanu government. Since 2012, he is a dean of the Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest.Starting from 2015, Adrian Cioroianu is the Ambassador of Romania to UNESCO.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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