Romanian Athenaeum

This program will explore the socio-cultural and political factors that contribute to nationalism and xenophobia in Romania, as well as in the larger area of Eastern and Central Europe. Questions that will frame our inquiries include: What is nationalism? What are its specific forms in Eastern and Central Europe? What role can civil society play in the formation of European and cosmopolitan sensibilities? How can cultural representations increase a sense of solidarity with strangers and foreigners?