[TimorLesteStudies] Upcoming Global Frictions Seminar Session: 'Can Culture Be Developed?' hosted by the Centre for Global Research, RMIT University (Melbourne)
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From: Amy Stevenson <amy.stevenson at culturaldevelopment.net.au<mailto:amy.stevenson at culturaldevelopment.net.au>>
Subject: FW: Upcoming Global Frictions Seminar Session: 'Can Culture Be Developed?' hosted by the Centre for Global Research, RMIT University
Date: 8 June 2016 at 7:54:17 PM AEST
[cid:image001.jpg at 01D1C1BF.8B8AAA90]Global Frictions Seminar Session hosted by the Centre for Global Research:
Can culture be 'developed’? And if so, whose culture and to what end?
Thursday 23 June 2016
4:00pm-5:30pm (UTC +10:00)
RMIT University, Storey Hall, Building 16, Level 7, Conference Rooms 1 and 2
Culture is increasingly recognised as the fourth pillar of sustainable development in the ‘developed world’, with international peak bodies such as United Cities and Local Government (UCLG) identifying culture as a policy domain that governments should consider and support. A Committee for Culture was recently established by UCLG in the Asia-Pacific region, indicating a likely relevance to Asian and Pacific nations including many considered as ‘developing’. However, this impetus is not universal, with neither the Millennium Development Goals nor the recent Sustainable Development Goals, identifying culture as a focus for policy and activity. This disparity might be appropriate given the different development trajectories of rich countries and the developing world, or these international progress initiatives might be missing a vital link.
Issues to be examined include: what role should or could culture play in desired futures for the developed and developing world? Can cultures be developed and if so, how? How can those changes be understood and assessed?
The session will bring together scholars and practitioners with expertise on culture and development from Australia, Europe and Asia.
* Mr John Smithies (Director, Cultural Development Network and Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Global Research, RMIT)
* Ms Holly Schauble (Director, Many Hands International, Australia and Timor Leste)
* Mr Thomas Lopes (Health Promotion Officer, Many Hands International, Australia and Timor Leste)
* Dr Christiaan De Beukelaer (School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne)
* Dr Kim Dunphy (Convener) (Research Program Manager, Cultural Development Network and Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Global Research, RMIT)
The Global Frictions Seminar Series is a program of free public seminars exploring key issues and debates in the field of global studies.
Registration and bookings
To RSVP and for more information, email globalresearch at rmit.edu.au<mailto:globalresearch at rmit.edu.au>
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