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Today, massive dissemination of populist narratives, the use of public media as weapons, and the wholesale transformation of politics into a system of result-oriented power games have rendered facts to be much “less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief” than in the recent past, as was stated in the definition of “post-truth” in the Oxford Dictionary of the English Language.

The intrinsic value of truth is challenged by the instrumental rationality of Realpolitik. In the time of an unprecedented advancement of technologies, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and explosion of social media we quite often experience that the impasse does not have easy resolutions. The seminar aims to shed light on the variety of aspects and implications of this problem and to explore and test the range of available responses. Participants are invited to consider the related issues of trust, justice, human rights, identity, political populism, and hybrid war, in light of the primacy of human dignity and interpersonal relationships.

The seminar program can be downloaded here: 

Please register for the seminar by  following the link (registration form in French) or by email at The number of seats is limited.

The seminar languages will be English and French. Interpreters will also be available.    


International Institute for Ethics and Contemporary Issues


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  • Père Frédéric LOUZEAU,                                                                                Director of the Research Centre, College des Bernardins, Paris, France   

  • Volodymyr TURCHYNOSKYY,                                                                          Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine

  • Edward ALAM,                                                                                                          Professor, Notre Dame University, Director (for the Middle East) of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Louaize, Lebanon

  • Czesław PORĘBSKI,                                                                                 Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Political and International Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

  • Antoine ARJAKOVSKY,                                                                                               Research Director, Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France

  • François EUVÉ,                                                                                                 Director of the Journal Etudes, Paris, France

  • Aloys BUCH,                                                                                                                  Dean and Professor of Moral Theology, St. Lambert Supra-Diocesan Seminary, Lantershofen, Germany

  • Jean-Christophe BAS,                                                                                               Founder and President, The Global Compass, Paris, France

  • Peter McCORMICK,                                                                                              Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Permanent Member, L’Institut international de philosophie, Paris, France

  • Bishop Borys GUDZIAK,                                                                                           St. Volodymyr the Great Eparchy in Paris for Ukrainians of the Byzantine Rite in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg, President of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine

  • Jean-Yves LECONTE,                                                                                                Senator of the Senate of France, Paris, France

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