Talks

Academic Talks

  • “Menschenrechte und Kultur: Plädoyer für eine Kultur der Menschenrechte”, organised by the Liechtensteinische Akademische Gesellschaft, Liechtenstein Institut, Bendern, 19. Jan. 2017.
  • “Human Rights in a Globalised and Multicultural World”, invited lecture at the University of Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland, 18 March 2016.
  • “Between Democracy and Legitimacy: Rethinking Citizenship in the 21st Century”, invited lecture at the University of Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland, 17 March 2016.
  • “Phenomenology and Ethics of Disgust”, Workshop on “Disgust”, University of Cologne, Germany, 15-16 February 2016.
  • “Cosmopolitan Education and Convergence”, Keynote delivered at the PPE-Conference, “Convergence in a Complex World”, Zeppelin University, Germany, 21. Novembre 2015.
  • “Is Human Dignity the Foundation of Human Rights?”, paper delivered at the International Conference on “Realist Phenomenology: Josef Seifert and the Christian Tradition”, Granada, Spain, 18-21 Septembre 2015.
  • “Human Rights, Cultural Diversity, and Legal Relativism”, paper delivered at the 10. Congress of the Austrian Society for Philosophy (Oesterreichische Gesellschaft für Philosophie) on “Being Human – Foundation, Imperative or Platitude?”, Innsbruck, Austria, 6 June 2015.
  • “Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Relativism. Does Society Determine Thought?”, invited lecture, Universität zu Köln, 11 May 2015.
  • “Multikulturalismus und Menschenrechte”, Workshop at the Privatschule Formatio, Triesen, Liechtenstein, 24 February 2014.
  • “Muss Multikulturalismus relativistisch sein”. Vortragsreihe der IAP am Welttag der Philosophie. 21 November 2013. Gamprin/Bendern. Liechtenstein.
  • “Dialog mit anderen Kulturen: Anregungen und praktische Beispiele,” Part II, within the program “Vielfalt gestalten: interkulturelle Kompetenz in Verwaltung und Gemeinden”, Haus Gutenberg, Balzers, 5. Mai 2011.
  • “Dialog mit anderen Kulturen: Anregungen und praktische Beispiele,” Part I, within the program “Vielfalt gestalten: interkulturelle Kompetenz in Verwaltung und Gemeinden,” Haus Gutenberg, Balzers, 19. Nov. 2010.
  • “Intercultural Dialogue,” for the Module “Culture and You”, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 7. Sept. 2010.
  • “The Role of Philosophy in the Construction of Peace,” International Conference on “The Roots of Europe,” Institute of Philosophy Edith Stein, Granada, 30. June-3 July 2009.
  • “Philosophy and Peace,” series of talks, Winter School, Josef Tischner European University in Kraków, 9-13. Feb. 2009.
  • “Integration and Values,” talk at the Jozef Pisudski High School, Kielce, Poland, 3. Jan. 2008.
  • “Contourner l’altérité: une perspective cosmopolite,” invited paper presented at the International Conference on “The Other: Friend or Enemy,” Tischner European University (Kraków) and Université Marne-la-Vallée (Paris), Krakow, Poland 16-17. Jan. 2007.
  • “Obstacles and Pitfalls of Dialogue within an Intercultural Context,” paper presented at the University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 14. Dec. 2006.
  • “Between Ignorance and Knowledge: On Prejudices,” paper presented at the University of Arts and Science, Kielce, Poland, 1. June, 2006.
  • “Dialogue Within an Intercultural Context: Requirements, Expectations and Perspectives,” invited paper presented at the international symposium on “Dialogue Among Cultures and Civilizations: From Dialogue to Alliance,” ISESCO, Tunis, Tunesia, 29. Jan.-02. Feb., 2006.
  • “On how to Overcome Cultural Differences with a Cosmopolitan Perspective,” invited lecture delivered at the Al-Maktoum Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Dundee, Scotland, 19. Oct., 2005.
  • “Cosmopolitanism as an Attitude: Rejection of Xenophobia, Commitment to Tolerance and Compassion,” paper presented at the Symposium on “The Contribution of Philosophy to Peace, Eschen, Liechtenstein, 8.-9. July, 2005.
  • “The Dialectics of War and Peace: Some Foundations of Interreligious Dialogue,” paper presented at the international conference on “Challenges of a Culture of Peace: Economic and Cultural Peace,” Casablanca, Morocco, 15.-24. May, 2005.
  • “Overcoming Prejudices as a Condition for a Cultural Roadmap for Peace,” invited paper presented at the third Conference of the project “Culture of Peace,” Trento, Italy, 25.-26 Feb., 2004.

Non-Academic Talks

  • “Migration, Integration: Persönliche Erfahrungen in Liechtenstein”, Festakt zur Gründung des Vereins für Menschenrechte in Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 10. Dec. 2016.
  • “Vorurteile: Zwischen Flucht und Verantwortung”, talk at the 20. Celebration of the World Refugee Day, organised by Caritas, Bezau, Austria, 20 Juni 2012.
  • “Faszination Senegal. Das ‘andere’ Afrika”, Schaanwald, Liechtenstein, 22 October 2012.
  • “Interkultureller Dialog”, talk for the Begleitprogram (BEPO), University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 1. Dec. 2010.
  • “Senegal: Geographie, Kultur und Geschichte”, at Vaduz Gymnasium, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 2 October 2009.
  • “Philosophie: woher, wofür, und wohin?” talk for the Begleitprogram (BEPO), University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 4. July 2008.