join us to explore where and how to construct a space for thinking under the condition of criticism during the pandemic and the crisis of universities


24-25 September 2020


Virtual platform

Registration deadline

20 September 2020

We, the students and faculty of the Department of International Relations at Central European University would like to create a radical opening that could ensure an influx of new practices and ideas for the university of the future. We would like to scrutinize the current deficiencies of academic institutions and provide an online platform for new forms of expression and knowledge production.

For the first event in the post-university project, we focus on topics native to International Relations. However, without imposing any predetermined parameters for valuable knowledge claims, we welcome activists, intellectuals, artists, academics, as well as all concerned individuals to send us their ideas that could shape the university of the future and define its ultimate meaning and goals. What and who is academia for? How should academics continue practicing their craft? How should we engage with the broader public? Contributors, please, feel free to raze us, academics, to the ground! This is partially what this event is for.

Join now!

Our full program is available now on the website, as well as the list of our invited speakers. Please feel free to explore the topics and register for the panels and discussions of your choice. Several of our events will be live-streamed, but do please register if you would like to be involved in the Q&A.

Some of our events will be in Russian and Turkish, but interpretation into English is provided. For the invited speakers, interpretation in Russian and Turkish is available as well.

All sessions will take place on Zoom, and as a common courtesy, we ask you to please mute your microphones unless speaking.

Registration is open until 20 September. We look forward to seeing you there!