DAI Heidelberg

The corona crisis forces us to change our perspectives drastically. But what possible worlds are facing us tomorrow, which ones are even conceivable?

Noam Chomsky, born in 1928, is one of the leading intellectuals of our day. He is an eyewitness, an astute analyst and an interpreter of global dynamics of the 20th and 21st centuries that entailed paradigmatic shifts in international power structures and economic relations, as well as the human condition in general.

While the global crisis surrounding Covid-19 lasts, we have the chance to look together with him at possible future scenarios: How do the ghosts released by the Corona crisis work? In what light do peacekeeping measures, the threat of nuclear war and climate change appear? Which possible scenarios do 90 years of life experience, of passionate thinking, and scientific treatment of world history yield?

The english talk with Jakob J. Köllhofer was recorded on Friday evening. We are looking forward to hear your thoughts in the comments.