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Wednesday, 6th April 2022, 7.00 pm

Professor Lea Ypi

Free. Coming of Age at the End of History.

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Free. Coming of Age at the End of History.

“Frei” (Suhrkamp 2022, transl. by Eva Bonné)

Moderation: Dr Gesa Schneider

Albania in 1989: the last Stalinist outpost in Europe, an isolated country that is difficult to visit and even more difficult to leave. For ten-year-old Lea Ypi, this country is her home: a place of security and freedom. But what is freedom, Lea asks herself in the upheavals that follow.

Professor Lea Ypi

Professor of Political Theory at the London School of Economics

Lea Ypi, born in 1979 in Tirana, Albania, studied philosophy and literature in Florence and Rome and has researched and taught in Paris, Oxford, Stanford and Frankfurt am Main, among other places. She is currently Professor of Political Theory at the London School of Economics. She writes regularly on sociopolitical issues for the Guardian. Following numerous academic publications, "Free" is her first autobiographical non-fiction book.