Volle Collegezaal tijdens het Actualiteitencollege over de dood van Alexei Navalny
Volle Collegezaal tijdens het Actualiteitencollege over de dood van Alexei Navalny

The Death of Navalny | Current Affairs Lecture by political philosopher Evert van der Zweerde

What does Alexei Navalny's death mean? Why did so many people around the world take to the streets after hearing the news of Navalny's death? Learn from philosopher Evert van der Zweerde and delve deeper into the implications of Navalny's death.

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Thursday 22 February 2024 | 12.30 – 13.15 hrs  | Lecture Hall Complex , Radboud University | Radboud Reflects and VOX | See the announcement 

 

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Announcement 

What does Alexei Navalny's death mean? Why did so many people around the world take to the streets after hearing the news of Navalny's death? Come and listen to philosopher Evert van der Zweerde and delve deeper into the implications of Navalny's death. 

Political opposition in Russia

Alexei Navalny was one of the few people within Russia who openly pled for a more liberal Russia. With his videos on YouTube he reached millions of viewers within as well as outside of Russia. In his videos he criticized the lack of democracy, civil rights and freedom in his country. He also exposed the rampant corruption within the circles of Russian political elites. After years of political opposition and criticizing the regime, Navalny got poisoned. After his recovery abroad he returned to Russia despite the risks. He was immediately arrested and put in jail, where his life ended.

An attack on human rights?

The death of Navalny has outraged people all over the world. Navalny was a political prisoner, and a symbol of hope for a more democratic Russia for many people. Did this hope die with him? What will the death of Navalny mean for the political opposition in Russia? And how can other countries – or international institutions – respond to the news of the death of Navalny? Philosopher Evert van der Zweerde will shed light on the political implications of Navanly’s death. Come and ask your questions. 

This programme will be in English. 

About the speaker

Evert van der Zweerde is political philosopher at Radboud University. He is an expert on the subject of Russian philosophy. In his research he focusses on themes like ideology, civil society and democracy. 

Literature reference

Russian Political Philosophy: Anarchy, Authority, Autocracy (Edinburgh Studies in Comparative Political Theory and Intellectual History) by Evert van der Zweerde

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Radboud Reflects, Vox
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Current affairs, Philosophy, Behaviour, International, Politics, Society, Science