Masaryk Days: The Responsibility of Intellectuals
2nd-3rd of March 2023
One of the most debated academic topics today is the issue of social responsibility. It should form the third pillar of university activity alongside teaching and research. Masaryk Days, which the University has been organizing regularly since 2020 on the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of Tomáše Garrigua Masaryka (7th of March 1850), this year is dedicated to two important personalities - Sir Roger Scruton and Professor Andrej B. Zubov. They represent examples of intellectuals who have resisted or defied undemocratic regimes and create role models not only for male and female academics but also for students and all those who are not indifferent to the principles of freedom, justice, and human dignity. The event will be accompanied by a concert in the atrium of the Faculty of Social Studies of MU.
“Yes, to teach someone to read and write, to give out general knowledge, to explain what is already known and written, is different from taking the responsibility that whoever listens to you will follow you and follow your words.”TGM
About Masaryk Days
Masaryk Days began its tradition in March 2020, on the 170th anniversary of T. G. Masaryk's birth.
The purpose of the Days is to celebrate the legacy of the first Czechoslovak president and patron of our university through lectures, debates and high-quality cultural programmes, but also to reflect on current social issues.