State Multiculturalism, Cultural Diplomacy and the EU Crisis

State Multiculturalism, Cultural Diplomacy and the EU Crisis – A Panel Discussion, 58.26 min, uploaded by IPAHP, Oct 29, 2014;
(website: Inter-Parliamentary Alliance for Human Rights & Global Peace IPAHP).


  • The Hon. Ruud Lubbers, Former Primeminister of the Netherlands, Former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Minister Ögmundur Jónasson, Minister of the Interior of Iceland, Former Minister of Justice & Human Rights
  • The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges, Vice President of the ICD Advisory Board; Former Luxembourgian Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs
  • Prof. Dr. Mark Aspinwall, Professor of Politics, Head of Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof. Dr. John M. Hobson, Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Sheffield, UK - /Books; on his website at the Univ of Sheffield; on Google Scholar-search; on YouTube-search;
  • Prof. Dr. Sjaak Koenis, Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University
  • Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Pecican, Vice-dean, Faculty of European Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Related Links:

India-Africa Forum Summit – Africa invites India to do business, on The Indian EXPRESS, by Shubhajit Roy, Oct 30, 2015;

New Delhi: Cultural diplomacy to be on display during summit, on The Hindu Business Line, Oct 26, 2015: India’s rich cultural heritage will be at show when the third India-Africa Forum Summit gets underway here …;

2 Books by John M. Hobson:

  • (2004) – The Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation: on amazon;  on en.wikipedia is a book that argues against the historical theory of the rise of the West after 1492 as a “virgin birth”,[1] but rather as a product of Western interactions with more technically and socially advanced Eastern civilization. The text reinterprets Eurocentric ideas of Europe’s contributions to world development. For example, it provides evidence that a complex system of global trade existed long before Mercantilist Europe, that social and economic theories in the Enlightenment came from encounters with new cultures rather than with Greek and Roman heritage, and that modern European hegemony resulted from situational advantages rather than from inherent superior traits …; /See also; /External Links;
  • (2012) - The Eurocentric Conception of World Politics, Western International Theory, 1760-2010, Cambridge Univ Press 2012: on Google books; on amazon;

Other Links:

Taking uncivil liberties – Trade unions rally against Tory anti-strike laws, on Russia Today RT, Nov 2, 2015;

4 maps* of the United States, on RWER Blog, by David Ruccio, Nov 2, 2015 (* health insurance, slave and free states in 1860, People in Poverty, State legislative Action);

Criminalizing Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, on ZNet (first on teleSUR English), by Belen Fernandez, Nov 2, 2015;

Opening Soon: Germans Race to Capture the Iranian Market, on Spiegel Online International, by Alexander Smoltczyk, Oct 30, 2015 (Photo Gallery): Ahead of the planned lifting of Western sanctions against Iran, businessmen from around the world are visiting the country, and as one group from Germany discovered, there is no shortage of opportunities;

Roman Polanski: Poland Rejects U.S. Extradition Request, on TalkLeft, by Jeralyn, Oct 30, 2015;

What is TTIP? And six reasons why the answer should scare you - Have you heard about TTIP? If your answer is no, don’t get too worried; you’re not meant to have, on The Independent, by Lee Williams, Oct 12, 2015.

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