Speakers and authors

The journal Nexus was founded in 1991, the Nexus Institute three years later. Since then, a large number of international thinkers, artists, scholars and politicians have published in Nexus or taken part in one of the Institute’s activities. Below you find an overview of all our authors and speakers.

Bela Tarr-web

Hungary, 1955

Béla Tarr

one of the great artists of our time
Andrej Tarkovski-web

Russia, 1970

Andrey A. Tarkovsky

President of the Andrey Tarkovsky International Institute
Tomas Halik

Czechoslovakia, 1948

Tomáš Halík

leading Catholic thinker
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USA, 1965

Emilie Gordenker

General Director of the Van Gogh Museum
Katherine Fleming

USA, 1965

Katherine E. Fleming

historian and President of the J. Paul Getty Trust
Georges Didi Huberman

France, 1953

Georges Didi-Huberman

art historian and philosopher
Lisa Appignanesi


Lisa Appignanesi

author, historian and former Chairwoman of the Freud Museum
Valentina Vapaux

Germany, 2001

Valentina Vapaux

author of Generation Z
Antonio Scurati

Italy, 1969

Antonio Scurati

author of the bestselling novels on Mussolini
László Nemes

Hungary, 1977

László Nemes

Oscar winner for his movie Son of Saul
Brian Greene

USA, 1962

Brian Greene

world-renowned scientist and co-founder of the World Science Festival
Stephen Farthing-web

UK, 1950

Stephen Farthing

painter and art historian
Laurence Des Cars

France, 1966

Laurence des Cars

President and Director of the Louvre Museum
Emmanuel Macron

France, 1977

Emmanuel Macron

President of France
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Albania, 1979

Lea Ypi

Professor of Political Theory and author of Free. Coming of Age at the End of History
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USA, 1973

Zena Hitz

propagates the life of the mind
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Ukraine, 1978

Oksana Forostyna

Ukrainian intellectual
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Italy, 1956

Donatella Di Cesare

Italian-Jewish philosopher and pascifist
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France, 1961

Nicolas Baverez

influential French public intellectual
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Poland, 1963

Radek Sikorski

Polish politician and member of the European Parliament
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United Kingdom, 1957

Ray Monk

Wittgenstein- and Oppenheimer-biographer en philosopher
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Portugal, 1974

Bruno Maçães

geopolitical thinker
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USA, 1963

Mary Beth Long

former CIA-spy and US Assistant Secretary of Defense

Hungary, 1954

László Krasznahorkai

prizewinning author and screenwrtier