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Dear Members and Friends,

you are invited to a lecture

DEMOCRACY AND DEMOCRATS ACROSS EUROPE WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE CZECH REPUBLIC

by Dr. Martina Klicperova-Baker

TUESDAY, August 22nd

4-5 pm
Nebraska Union Regency B room, UNL City Campus

Dr. Klicperova-Baker is a senior researcher from Institute of Psychology, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic. Her research interests are Psychology of Democracy, Transition to Democracy, Political Psychology, Antisocial Behavior and Violence. Her research of post-communist syndrome gained much recognition.

The presentation is introduced by a short list of paradoxes, including the basic paradox of democracy: „although democracy, potentially, is the most peaceful regime, its fundamental principles tend to be in a perpetual conflict.“ The moto of French Revolution: Liberté, egalité, fraternité is used to describe the main socio-political pre-requisites of democracy. Cluster analysis was used to assess representative democratic and non-democratic mentalities across Europe, Central-Eastern European regions and the Czech Republic. The presentation is concluded with a list of four democratic concerns/worries.

Cordially,

Komensky Club and SVU Nebraska

nebraska@svu2000.org