Wageningen Melting Pot: Us and Them

Akademia Honora lecture by Louk Hagendoorn on 12 November

Organisator Studium Generale

di 12 november 2013 20:00 tot 22:00

Locatie Impulse, building number 115
Stippeneng 2
6708 WE Wageningen
+31 317-482828

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?

Us and Them

What determines whether or not  you feel at home in a new setting  be it in the student apartment block or in the ACT group amid a host of other nationalities? In the second evening we explore the relationship between individuals and group dynamics in multicultural settings. Louk Hagendoorn (University Utrecht) will examine why we intermingle with other nationalities or not? What  mechanisms lead to cultural ghettos, isolation and stereotyping or rather to blossoming constellations of new communities and a re-invented ideas about belonging?