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Diversity Competence Book presentation by Arjan Verdooren

'Intercultural communication' has become an important topic to study and practice nowadays. But what is actually the role of culture in today's globalised world? When is communication 'intercultural'? And how to deal with challenges in intercultural situations, like power inequalities and ethical dilemmas?

Världskulturmuseet and Anna Lindh Foundation network in Sweden present the lecture by Arjan Verdooren on his latest book Diversity Competence- Cultures don't meet, people do. Arjan will go into these and other questions, by discussing an alternative approach to intercultural communication. Its starting point is not the meeting of cultures, but the meeting of people in a multicultural world. Arjan Verdooren will present some of the main ideas from the book, followed by Q&A and a short workshop to apply the theories on case situations.

About the author - Arjan Verdooren (the Netherlands) is an intercultural trainer, author and lecturer. He is associated with the Royal Tropical Institute, a knowledge centre in Amsterdam, and lectures in the international master's programme in communication at Gothenburg University.

Language: English

When: Wednesday 23 May at 17:00–18:30.

Where: World Culture Museum Gothenburg (room: studion)