23rd Academy Discussion: Right-Wing Shift in Germany
The election and poll results of the AfD are frightening. This success cannot be explained solely as protesting against the policies of the present government. For years, the number of right-wing attacks and acts of violence in Germany has been on the rise. Right-wing populism is growing. The central question is: How can we make our democracy more defensible and protect our open society?
Seda Başay-Yıldız, Lawyer
Michaela Hailbronner, Professor of Public Law, Universität Münster
Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Senior Professor and former Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence at Bielefeld University
Peter Laudenbach, Journalist, Author of the book Volkstheater. Der rechte Angriff auf die Kunstfreiheit
Jeanine Meerapfel, Filmmaker and President of the Akademie der Künste
Moderation: Djamila Benkhelouf, Journalist
Change of programme at short notice: Academy President Jeanine Meerapfel will be replaced by Vice-President Kathrin Röggla. Seda Başay-Yıldız had to cancel her participation.