Akademia Honora lecture by Borja Martinovic on 5 November
Series: Wageningen Melting Pot - What Happens When Cultures Meet?
What happens when people from around the world arrive in a new situation and have to live, work and study together? Wageningen is a microcosm of such a globalising world. This diversity can inspire. But what can be said of the major challenges it presents when differences lead to negative feelings, misconceptions, and even conflicts?
Entering a New World
Participating in a foreign international environment can be enriching. It can also lead to shocking discoveries that take you out of your comfort zone. Sound Familiar? You have discovered diversity’s double edged sword.
Dr. Martinovic will reflect on these experiences, relying on existing scientific findings and her personal experience. She will dig deeper into the different ways people adapt to a new cultural environment. What makes it easier to come into contact with the others? And do these contacts always help to feel accepted?