On the heels of the first debate in Budapest we gather once more in the Hungarian capital to talk about European and national issues: The importance of preserving diversity, the challenges facing multinational and multilingual Central European nation states, the question of their minorities as well as the power of language and literature.

Joining the second debate are Alida Bremer, Katja Lange-Müller, Ádám Nádasdy, Joachim Sartorius, Ingo Schulze, and Krisztina Tóth among others.

Initiators: German Academy for Language and Literature, S. Fischer Foundation, Allianz Cultural Foundation
Partners: Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts, Szépírók Társasága, Goethe-Institut Budapest, European Cultural Foundation Budapest, Magyar Lettre Internationale



Richard Swartz and Andrei Pleșu

Heinrich Detering

Győző Ferencz

Andrei Pleșu and György Konrád

Michael Stolleis, Richard Swartz, Gyáni Gábor and Márton László


Lajos Parti Nagy


Péter Esterházy

Katja Lange-Müller, Földényi László and Ingo Schulze

Katja Lange-Müller


Ádám Nádasdy, Győző Ferencz, Joachim Sartorius

Gábor Németh

Éva Karádi