The Challenges And Opportunities Of Nationality, Nationalism And Cultural Identity
Fri, March 28, 2008; 09:00 - 11:00
In today’s interconnected world there has been much written about the end of nation states. At the same time, the need to understand how individuals identify with regional, ethnic, and religious traditions and identities has been increasingly recognised as critical in addressing global problems. The panel will explore how social innovation can both mitigate the pernicious consequences of xenophobia and insularity inherent in many stereotypes of nationalism and enhance the positive opportunities for social change within established heritage and cultural traditions. The session will discuss issues ranging from multiculturalism within countries to cross-national and international cultural challenges and opportunities.