Constantin von Barloewen: The cultural factor of real politics
28 February 18.00–20.00 PM
Anthropologist Constantin von Barloewen will speak on his theory of modernisation at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute.
According to von Barloewen, modernisation is inherently Western and limits the way we think about development.
‘Modernity’ raises the question of whether modernisation is simply ‘Westernisation’.
A multipolar world requires a deep understanding of how different world cultures and religions think and relate to the world around us, as well as one another.
Constantin von Barloewen is one of the world’s most renown anthropologists. His research is focused on the diversity of world cultures and religions in the age of globalisation and the cultural-anthropological prerequisites of modernity.
Von Barloewen is currently heading up the Opus Magnus research project for the Volkswagen Foundation and the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, and is a frequent contributor to newspapers such as Le Monde diplomatique, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Zeit and the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
As a professor of comparative anthropology, Constantin von Barloewen has taught at leading universities in Europe. He has held a research appointment at Harvard University and has lectured at Princeton.
Von Barloewen was a member of the World Commission of Culture and Development and has worked with General Federico Mayor at UNESCO, the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Aspen Institute.
Please register here to attend the event.