Akademia Honora lecture by Louk Hagendoorn on 12 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?
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?