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14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilience

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The world is undergoing rapid and dramatic change. Digital communication technologies, vast population movements and the decline of the settled order of nation states raise critical questions about social cohesion, identity, economic interests and human rights. How can we foster more effective communication between people of diverse linguacultural backgrounds to understanding? We will explore the consequences for communication of a world in flux and the place for linguistic resources such as multilingualism and lingua francas.

Speakers

Professor of Language and Literacy Education, The University of Melbourne Chair
Professor, Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna Chair

Seminar Week

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15.08.2018

17:00 - 17:30Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2018Plenary
17:30 - 18:15Opening speechPlenary
19:00 - 21:00Presentation of the seminarsPlenary

16.08.-21.08.2018

Seminar 01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic prioritySeminar
Seminar 02: Digital transformation: Opportunities, risks, sustainability and resilienceSeminar
Seminar 03: Gender dynamics in changing societiesSeminar
Seminar 04: Imminent climate shocks - Resilience and diversity in climate changeSeminar
Seminar 05: Resilience and development policySeminar
Seminar 06: Precision medicine and its impact on societySeminar
Seminar 07: Minority politics in a comparative perspectiveSeminar
Seminar 08: Ethics in Action: Economics and Sustainable DevelopmentSeminar
Seminar 09: Economic shocksSeminar
Seminar 10: The unknown world of microbiomes: from the environment to humansSeminar
Seminar 11: European Security - Moving towards resilience?Seminar
Seminar 12: Urban resilience to environmental challengesSeminar
Seminar 13: Mission to Mars - Education for changeSeminar
Seminar 14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilienceSeminar
Seminar 15: Artificial intelligence and EthicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological controlSeminar
Seminar 17: Our work in our futureSeminar
Seminar 18: Reproductive RightsSeminar
Seminar 19: Warrior of the Heart - DojoSeminar
Seminar 20: Spoken word poetry: The power of languageSeminar
Seminar 21: Why is it called a play?Seminar
Seminar 22: European Citizenship - Attitudes and Skills for a Democratic Youth CultureSeminar

16.08.2018

19:00 - 20:00Global Muckraking: A guest lecture on investigative journalismPlenary

21.08.2018

18:00 - 21:00FAN ReceptionSocial
19:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial