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Global Media Forum

The significance of identity and diversity in a globalized world

hosted by Deutsche Welle

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The process of globalization, the growing worldwide interdependence of people and countries, has accelerated dramatically in the past decade. While globalization holds great potential and has created many opportunities, it has also resulted in tremendous political, economical, cultural and environmental shifts. Among them, the role identity plays today. What does globalization mean for the understanding of identity and diversity? How can identity be defined in times where the cohesion of religion and nations is decreasing? Diversity has traditionally been interpreted positively in liberal democracies. Does this still apply? What has changed?

 

Moderation:

Edith Kimani - Journalist, Deutsche Welle, Germany

Speakers:

Michael O'Flaherty - Director, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Vienna

Yakov Hadas-Handelsman - Ambassador, Israeli Embassy in Germany, Germany

Klaus Welle - Secretary General, European Parliament, Luxembourg

Amadou Diallo - Chief Executive Officer, DHL EVP Integrated Logistics and VAS, Germany

Claudia Roth - Vice President, German Parliament, Germany

First row participant:

Jane Morrice - Deputy Chief Equality Commissioner, European Economic and Social Committee, Northern Ireland

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