Hay Festival Colombia Digital

Hay Festival Colombia took place from 21 to 30 of January 2022, with events in the cities of Cartagena de Indias, Medellín and Jericó. You are currently browsing the digital programme of the festival.

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Event 12

Julia Cagé in conversation with Daniel Pardo (Spanish version)

 Auditorio Principal Parque Explora

Democracy represents the great promise of liberty and justice in the world today; it is however, a system that is continuously threatened by political and economic forces that prioritize other interests. This event offers the chance to explore this essential matter with Julia Cagé (France), Associate Lecturer in Economics at the Parisian Institute for Political Studies and researcher at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); she is also a co-director of the Evaluation of Democracy research group run by the Laboratory for the Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) and a member of the Governing Board of the press agency Agence France-Presse. Her latest work of non-fiction, Le prix de la démocratie (2020), analyses contemporary democracy and proposes new and radical solutions for political funding. In conversation with Daniel Pardo.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Event 12EN

Julia Cagé in conversation with Daniel Pardo (English version)

 Auditorio Principal Parque Explora

Democracy represents the great promise of liberty and justice in the world today; it is however, a system that is continuously threatened by political and economic forces that prioritize other interests. This event offers the chance to explore this essential matter with Julia Cagé (France), Associate Lecturer in Economics at the Parisian Institute for Political Studies and researcher at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); she is also a co-director of the Evaluation of Democracy research group run by the Laboratory for the Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) and a member of the Governing Board of the press agency Agence France-Presse. Her latest work of non-fiction, Le prix de la démocratie (2020), analyses contemporary democracy and proposes new and radical solutions for political funding. In conversation with Daniel Pardo.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Event 25

Felipe González, Sergio Ramírez and Juan Manuel Santos in conversation with Sandra Borda Guzmán

Authoritarianisms contra democracy

 Sede Digital Hay Festival Colombia

The democratic system is not perfect, but its existence guarantees a quality of life and an exercise of freedoms for citizens like no other political system. The Spanish lawyer and politician, Felipe González, President of Spain between 1982 and 1996; the Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez, winner of the 2017 Cervantes Prize; and the Peace Nobel Prize winner and former presidente of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, will talk to Sandra Borda Guzmán about the great challenges of these times, where censorship or authoritarianism seem to be gaining ground on democracies in some countries in the region.

With the support of Centroamérica Cuenta

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Event 28

Patricio Fernández Chadwick in conversation with María Jimena Duzán

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

Patricio Fernández Chadwick is a journalist, political analyst, writer and currently a delegate to the constituent assembly of Chile. After the approval of the regulations of the Chilean Convention, October 2021, he joined the thematic commission on Fundamental Rights. Founder and former editor of The Clinic newspaper, he is the author of Notas acerca del estallido social en Chile. This work shows a new relationship between elites and citizens, but, above all, about a new normality. He will talk to María Jimena Duzán about rewriting the Constitution, the challenges of the government of the newly elected President of Chile, Gabriel Boric and the new political times in Latin America.

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Event 31

Martín Caparros in conversation with Javier Lafuente

From Ñamérica

 Centro de Convenciones (Auditorio)

The renowned Argentinean writer, journalist and thinker Martín Caparrós is the author of over a dozen novels and several books of non-fiction and essays, including El hambre, an extraordinary book in which the author tells of his travels around the world examining the causes, consequences and social conditions in the countries that face systemic problems with malnutrition and hunger, as against more prosperous societies who live other realities. The author presents Ñamérica, an impressive study of Latin America, home to 400 million people with much in common in terms of their historical, cultural, linguistic and social roots, and also one of the most corrupt and unequal regions on the planet. Caparrós will talk to Javier Lafuente.

With the support of Michael Jacobs Foundation and Fundación Gabo

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Event 46

Julia Cagé in conversation with Felipe Restrepo Pombo (Spanish version)

Imagine... democracy

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

Democracy represents the great promise of liberty and justice in the world today; it is however, a system that is continuously threatened by political and economic forces that prioritize other interests. This event offers the chance to explore this essential matter with Julia Cagé (France), Associate Lecturer in Economics at the Parisian Institute for Political Studies and researcher at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); she is also a co-director of the Evaluation of Democracy research group run by the Laboratory for the Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) and a member of the Governing Board of the press agency Agence France-Presse. Her latest work of non-fiction, Le prix de la démocratie (2020), analyses contemporary democracy and proposes new and radical solutions for political funding. The book has received the France Culture-Le Monde Pétrarque Prize for Non-fiction and the Prix Ethique awarded by Anticor, an association that fights against corruption and which aims to restore ethics in politics.

Sponsored by Promigas/Surtigas, with the support of the French Institute of Colombia and the French Embassy

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Event 46FR

Julia Cagé in conversation with Felipe Restrepo Pombo (French version)

Imagine... democracy

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

Democracy represents the great promise of liberty and justice in the world today; it is however, a system that is continuously threatened by political and economic forces that prioritize other interests. This event offers the chance to explore this essential matter with Julia Cagé (France), Associate Lecturer in Economics at the Parisian Institute for Political Studies and researcher at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); she is also a co-director of the Evaluation of Democracy research group run by the Laboratory for the Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) and a member of the Governing Board of the press agency Agence France-Presse. Her latest work of non-fiction, Le prix de la démocratie (2020), analyses contemporary democracy and proposes new and radical solutions for political funding. The book has received the France Culture-Le Monde Pétrarque Prize for Non-fiction and the Prix Ethique awarded by Anticor, an association that fights against corruption and which aims to restore ethics in politics.

Sponsored by Promigas/Surtigas, with the support of the French Institute of Colombia and the French Embassy

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Event 57

Moisés Naím in conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Imagine...democracy: global powers

 Centro de Convenciones (Auditorio)

Moisés Naím (Venezuela), a renowned writer and journalist, presents his new book, La revancha del poder, in conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez. Naím is a Distinguished Fellow of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, was Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy magazine for 14 years and in 2011 won the Ortega y Gasset Award for his career in journalism; he is also the host and producer of Efecto Naím, a weekly international current affairs programme broadcast throughout the American continent by DirecTV/NTN24. His latest book offers a unique and informed perspective on global phenomena such as populism and power, which he presents exclusively.

Event sponsored by RCN-Postobón

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Event D6

Anne Applebaum in conversation with Michael Stott (Spanish version)

Imagina... democracy

 Sede Digital Hay Festival Colombia

Although a few years ago it would have seemed almost inconceivable, there is now a broad consensus around the idea that Western democracies are in serious danger in the face of phenomena such as growing authoritarianism, nationalism and autocracy, as well as the rise of far-right political options. The writer and historian Anne Applebaum (United States), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction for Gulag (2004), addresses these and other issues in her most recent book: The Twilight of Democracy. The Seduction of Authoritarianism (2021). Applebaum argues that, through harmful and simplistic but seductive messages, authoritarianism uses the media, social networking services, political polarization and conspiracy theories to mount a worrying attack on democratic values, the very ones that she advocates in her book. In conversation with journalist Michael Stott.

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Event D6-EN

Anne Applebaum in conversation with Michael Stott (English version)

Imagina... democracy

 Sede Digital Hay Festival Colombia

Although a few years ago it would have seemed almost inconceivable, there is now a broad consensus around the idea that Western democracies are in serious danger in the face of phenomena such as growing authoritarianism, nationalism and autocracy, as well as the rise of far-right political options. The writer and historian Anne Applebaum (United States), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction for Gulag (2004), addresses these and other issues in her most recent book: The Twilight of Democracy. The Seduction of Authoritarianism (2021). Applebaum argues that, through harmful and simplistic but seductive messages, authoritarianism uses the media, social networking services, political polarization and conspiracy theories to mount a worrying attack on democratic values, the very ones that she advocates in her book. In conversation with journalist Michael Stott.

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