Young Leadership Programme
Masterclass: Challenges of contemporary society – mentor: Dino Mustafić
Fast development of technology, the adventure of liberal capitalism, the crisis of democracy climate change, strengthening of extreme right wing, terrorism, are all great challenges for contemporary society. Is it a normal social dynamic that only seems to be dramatic because it is new or is it a critical time for today’s world? What decides whether a leader would contribute to the creation of a better society or a greater chaos?
Dino Mustafić is a director and professor, as well as socially engaged intellectual whose texts, interviews and tweets contribute to the shaping of public opinion.
Masterclass: Freedom and intellect: Does social engagement have any sense? – mentor: Igor Vuk Torbica
Does art or anything else influence society and politics? Is there any purpose to publicly consider social issue?
Igor Vuk Torbica is one of the best young European directors of today. His productions are artistically very powerful and socially engaged.
Masterclass: Problem of identity – Mentor: Ana Dević
A forum about politics or the politicization of identity. Discussion about the cleavages between the belief that identity is what we think or express about ourselves as individuals, and those identity markers that are pressed upon us from family, schools, religious institutions, media, and from the forms orchestrated by state institutions. Is there, or should there be congruence between those two kinds of identities? Do we recognize the cleavages or not, and can we do something to overcome the gaps?
Ana Dević is a professor of sociology who taught at numerous universities in the USA and Europe (Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Serbia, Turkey). She now works at the KU-University in Leuven.