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Nexus Conference 2017
Saturday 18 November 2017

The Last
Revolution

Revolutions continue to occur, and questions about the destiny of humankind and society remain unanswered. Why do revolutions happen? What can we learn from the fact that the French Revolution ended in terror and the Russian Revolution degenerated into totalitarianism, while the American Revolution was successful? Which movements will bring freedom in the twenty-first century? Who will oppose power and rise against it? Where will they find strength and inspiration? And what will be the true last revolution?

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Revolutions continue to occur, and questions about the destiny of humankind and society remain unanswered. Why do revolutions happen? What can we learn from the fact that the French Revolution ended in terror and the Russian Revolution degenerated into totalitarianism, while the American Revolution was successful? Which movements will bring freedom in the twenty-first century? Who will oppose power and rise against it? Where will they find strength and inspiration? And what will be the true last revolution?

Programme
Speakers
French philosopher and one of the most esteemed and bestselling writers in Europe
Diplomat and Secretary of State in the Biden administration
political philosopher
American admiral and security specialist
Tunisian statesman and political philosopher
expert on Russian intellectual history
political scientist
Venezuelan statesman and political philosopher
filmmaker and writer
Arabian activist
Jewish-American public intellectual
diplomat, politician, writer and spokesman of Václav Havel
Chinese international relations expert

Introductory essay

Rob Riemen
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Amsterdam, 18 november 2017, Nexus-conferentie The Last Revolution. Foto: Dolph Cantrijn
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Amsterdam, 18 november 2017, Nexus-conferentie The Last Revolution. Foto: Dolph Cantrijn
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Amsterdam, 18 november 2017, Nexus-conferentie The Last Revolution. Foto: Dolph Cantrijn
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Amsterdam, 18 november 2017, Nexus-conferentie The Last Revolution. Foto: Dolph Cantrijn

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