O’Connor attends UNESCO’s ‘Ahead of the Curve’

O’Connor attends UNESCO’s ‘Ahead of the Curve’
Professor Justin O'Connor was one of 20 international experts invited to a seminar "Ahead of the Curve" in Berlin.

In May 2017 Monash's Professor Justin O'Connor was one of 20 international experts invited to a seminar “Ahead of the Curve” in Berlin organised by UNESCO and the Robert Bosch Foundation.

Professor O'Connor and the experts discussed the future of the 2005 Convention on Diversity of Cultural Expressions, in the wake of the faltering of globalisation and other agendas (human rights, populist right and so on).

The resulting manifesto went forward to the meeting of signatory governments in Paris in June.

A small group of us (academics and practitioners from India, Turkey, Brazil, South Africa, UK and Australia) have been commissioned to write a short report on the state of the Convention and its future.

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