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Cultural differences in times of economic turbulence: A Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations Project. San Giorgio Maggiore-Venice

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

 

 

Venice-Delhi Seminars

 

Cultural differences in times of economic turbulence. Social tensions, cultural conflicts and policies of integration in Europe and India

 

A Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations project, in cooperation with Fondazione Giorgio Cini, University of Padua, Jamia Millia Islamia and Seminar

 

 

 

Program

 

 

Thursday, October 18th

 

 

Opening – 10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

 

Pasquale Gagliardi, Secretary General of the Giorgio Cini Foundation

 

Giuseppe Zaccaria, Rector, University of Padua

 

Nina zu Fürstenberg, President, Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations

 

 

First session – 10.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

 

The economic crisis and its impact on ethnic, cultural and class divisions in society. A comparison between India and Europe.

 

 

Introduction by Giancarlo Bosetti, Director, Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations

 

Rajeev Bhargava, Director and Senior Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi

 

Stefano Allievi, Professor of sociology at the faculty of Communications and Political Sciences at Padua University, Italy

 

 

Discussion

 

 

Second session – 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

 

What is meant by 'modernization' in culturally and religiously diverse societies?

 

 

Dipankar Gupta, Indian sociologist and writer

 

Roberto Toscano, Former Italian Ambassador to New Delhi and Tehran, president of the Intercultura Foundation and a member of ResetDoc’s scientific committee

 

Akeel Bilgrami, Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, Faculty member of the Committee on Global Thought

 

Chair: Vincenzo Pace, Italian sociologist and Professor at the University of Padua, Director of the Department of Sociology and Intercultural Studies

 

 

Discussion

 

 

Friday, October 19th

 

Third session – 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

 

Europe between fear for economic uncertainty, unemployment and re-emerging nationalisms

 

 

Michel Wieviorka, French sociologist and professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, President of the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme

 

Nilüfer Göle, French-Turkish sociologist and Directeur d’études at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

 

Chair: Giangiorgio Pasqualotto, Italian Philosopher and Professor at University of Padua, Italy

 

 

Roundtable 11.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

 

Global challenges for politics and the radicalization of identities

 

 

Giuliano Amato, former Prime Minister of Italy, President of the Reset-Doc’s Scientific Committee

 

Mani Shankar Aiyar, Member of Parliament, India, former Minister and Diplomat

 

Rajeev Bhargava, Director and Senior Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi

 

Akeel Bilgrami, Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, Faculty member of the Committee on Global Thought

 

Nilüfer Göle, French-Turkish sociologist and Directeur d’études at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

 

Sebastiano Maffettone, Professor in Political Philosophy and Dean of Political Science at LUISS University in Rome, Italy

 

Chair: Georg Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Honorary President, Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations

 

 

Discussion

 

 

Fourth session – 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

 

Contemporary India and its roots – culture, politics and society

 

 

Peter Ronald deSouza, Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and the Director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla

 

Antonio Rigopoulos, Professor in Indian Philosophies and Religions, University of Venice, Italy

 

Ananya Vajpeyi, Associate Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, and Senior Fellow with the American Institute of Indian Studies

 

Chair: Federico Squarcini, Professor in Indian Philosophies and Religions, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, Italy

 

 

Discussion

 

 

Saturday, October 20th

 

 

Fifth session – 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

 

Islam in Europe and India - past and present

 

Mani Shankar Aiyar, Member of Parliament, India, former Minister and Diplomat

 

Najeeb Jung, Vice-chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

 

Olivier Roy, Professor of Social and Political Theory at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy

 

Chair: Renzo Guolo, Italian sociologist, Professor at the University of Padua

 

 

Conclusions

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