Friends of the Salon
Friends of the Salon is an extension of our more formal events, focussing on facilitating similar discussions, but in more intimate settings. Because of the limited capacity, attendance is per reservation only, though the tickets are free. You can purchase drinks at the bar of Karl der Grosse and take them into the function room.
See you after the summer holidays
Zentrum Karl der Grosse
Topics and Formats
Typically we discuss two topics at one session. One of these we shall be selecting beforehand and announce it with the invitation, the other we’ll decide on spontaneously.
Some current issues that might be of interest include:
- Is politics dead? Should we reinvent it?
- Does the EU have a long-term future?
- Identity politics: what is acceptable, what isn’t and why?
- Technology: traffic jams in the air, AI and ethics, energy and the environment, etc.
- Do an artist’s crimes taint their work?
- Hate is an emotion that is heavily policed. But is it right to criminalize emotions?
- What do we mean by ‘free speech’? Are there limits to it?
- Do gender quotas result in poorer quality appointments?
- Is our mind a product of bio-chemical reactions only?
- Can we have privacy in the age of the internet?
- Contemporary events in historical perspective.
- Any topic of interest, feel free to bring your own 🙂
Join us there!
Just for the sake of completeness, here are the dates of our past ‘friends’ events:
- 24 November 2015
- 11 April 2016
- 23 June 2016
- 18 January 2017
- 23 March 2017
- 16 May 2017
- 23 October 2017
- 20 February 2018
- 16 May 2018
Thanks to you all who came around!