Dissent, Conscience and the Wall 1989-2014 – Changing Perceptions of Conscience, and of Tolerance of Dissent, in Europe since 1989

30 May 2015

The last of three symposia examining developments in freedom of conscience and dissent in public in Europe before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Dr. Martin Meenagh Tutor in History, and Barrister

Conscience versus Reciprocity in the European Public Sphere since 1989

Dr. Gunnar Beck School of Oriental and African Studies

Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe since the Fall of the Wall

Lucas Williams Universidade Catolica Portugues

The Confused Nature of Censorship and the Relevance of Dissent in Contemporary Western Culture

Wes Kendrick Universidade Catolica Portugues

A Tenuous Balance: The Evolving Role of the Internet in Facilitating Dissent

Joanne Rolling St Mary’s University Twickenham

Freedom of Free Speech: Is there a right to offend? (forthcoming)

Givi Gitashuili University of Tartu, Estonia

How Putin challenges post-cold war European order and fear of dissent in Russia



This series has been organised by the Thomas More Institute in partnership with the European University Colleges Association and is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.