On the 22 May 2019 in London, the ECTR organized an international seminar “ECTR Grants and Kanridge – modelling the way forward”. The participants of the seminar familiarized themselves with the principles and methodology of the ECTR Research Grants programs. Next, they presented their proposals for individual Grants, which were then subject for open and critical debate. After individual presentations, the participants embarked on a discussion with the ECTR President Moshe Kantor and the French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy on the interdependencies of tolerance and security. The point of departure for this intellectual debate were the theories and arguments presented in Moshe Kantor’s thesis “Climbing the Kanridge”.
The seminar ended in a methodological workshop with Dr. Roberto Foa, Assistant Professor in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, Co-Director of the Cambridge Centre for the Future of Democracy, focused on the challenges of statistical modelling of complex social phenomena.