The Annual Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture is delivered by leading thinkers on a subject related to Ralf Dahrendorf’s concerns.
Watch the 2023 Lecture, delivered on April 28 by
Professor Timothy Garton Ash, University of Oxford
on Europe Whole and Free
Find material relating to the 2022 Lecture, delivered on April 29 by
Xiaolu Guo, Novellist and Filmmaker
on Dreams and Reflections: A Chinese Artist's Discovery of Europe
Watch the 2021 Lecture, delivered on April 29 by
Professor Catherine de Vries, Bocconi University,
on "What do European citizens want the EU to be?"
Watch the 2020 Lecture, delivered on March 6 by
Dr Norbert Röttgen, Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, German Bundestag
on "Germany, Europe and the West"
Watch the 2019 Lecture, delivered on May 3 by
Professor Timothy Snyder, Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University
on "Europe's story: Phoenix or phantom?"
The 2018 Lecture was delivered on April 27 by
Professor Michael Ignatieff, Rector, Central European University
on "The Defence of the University in Illiberal Times"
Watch the 2017 Lecture, delivered on April 28 by
Professor Gesine Schwan, Former SPD Candidate for German President
on "Society and Democracy in Germany"
The 2016 Lecture was delivered on May 3 by
Professor Robert Post, Dean of Yale Law School
on "Free Speech in the University"
The 2015 Lecture was delivered on May 1 by
Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of the LSE
on "The Dream of a Democratic Public in Britain and Europe"
Watch the 2014 Lecture, delivered on 29 April by
Professor Ulrich Beck, University of Munich and LSE
on "The Cosmopolitan Outlook: How the European Project can be saved"
Listen to the 2013 Lecture, delivered on 3 May by
Professor Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago
on "Combining Freedom and Diversity: the challenge of religious difference"
Watch the 2012 Lecture, delivered on 27 April by
Professor Ronald Dworkin, New York University
on "How Universal is Liberalism?"
Watch the 2011 Lecture which took the form of a panel discussion on 10 June with
Professor A C Grayling, Birbeck College, LondonDr Usama Hasan, Leyton Mosque and Middlesex UniversityMr Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph
on "Is Nothing Sacred? Free Speech and Religion"
Watch the inaugural 2010 Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture, delivered by
Lord (Adair) Turner on
“Wellbeing and Inequality in Post-Industrial Society”
You can also read the full text of the 2010 Lecture by Lord Turner.