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First Nobel Prize Dialogue in Brussels to discuss fact, fiction and democracy

On 5 March fact, fiction and the future of democracy will be discussed at the Nobel Prize Dialogue, the first ever to take place in Brussels.

Nobel Prize Dialogue

Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony 2021. Maria Ressa delivers her Nobel Lecture.

© Nobel Prize Outreach. Foto: Geir Anders Rybakken Ørslien.

Democratic societies rely on fact-based world views and science, but also on narratives that can bring together large, diverse communities. At a time when democracies are straining to cope with ongoing crises and long-term existential challenges this topic is more important than ever. 2024 is also a major election year, when many political parties in democratic countries across the world will be promoting their visions for the future and progress.

Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, journalists and Al experts will meet to discuss how to protect evidence-based knowledge as a way of valuing democracy. The dialogue offers possibilities for media to be part of the audience at this evening event at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and conduct interviews with laureates and speakers.

Speakers include Nobel Prize laureates Ben Feringa, Paul Nurse and Maria Ressa, Oleksandra Matviichuk, Head of Center for Civil Liberties, recipient of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize as well as other experts such as Demis Hassabis, CEO DeepMind, and European Research Council grantees Michael Bruter, Emilie Caspar and Stefania Milan.


The Nobel Prize Dialogue Brussels is produced by Nobel Prize Outreach in partnership with the European Research Council.


Nobel Prize Dialogue: Fact & Fiction - The Future of Democracy

in collaboration with the European Research Council


5 March


Palais des Beaux-Arts (Bozar), Brussels


19:00 – 21:00


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