According to anthropologist Constantin von Baerlowen, the concept of ‘modernisation’ is inherently Western, limiting the way we think about development to only one framework.
‘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.
Delivered on behalf of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Barloewen’s lecture is part of a monthly series. These lectures cut straight to the heart of key conflicts and debates around the world today.
With topics ranging from economics, global governance, philosophy, and religion, to infrastructure, development, and social inclusion, the series offers a platform for diverse voices.
Attendance is by prior registration only.