Thursday 22 and Friday 23 March 2018, The Hague (Location: Schouwburgstraat)
The department of jurisprudence, University of Leiden, together with the Dutch ministry of the interior, organizes a conference on The open society and its closed communities. Central questions are: what is the relevance of the “open society” today? Are closed communities a threat to the open society? Why have governmental policies failed so far to realize the open society? Can the idea of a modernist Leitkultur prove useful here? What measures are likely to be successful, and legitimate, to realize modernist values and discourage tribalism? Or is the whole conception of “openness” misguided? Do we chase a mirage in trying to subvert closed communities into openness?