An international conference examining new questions for diverse societies
Thursday 18th November 2010, 11am to 5.00 pm followed by a drinks reception
Lakeside Conference Centre Aston University
A one-day international conference launched InterLanD (Aston Centre for Interdisciplinary Research into Language and Diversity).
In times of crisis, financial, ecological or social, the question of diversity can be regarded as a distraction. Are we really so different? And if so, are those differences more important than what we share? Can diversity help us to imagine more creative solutions to the challenges that we face?
The conference bought together thinkers from Sociology, Linguistics, Business and Management Studies and Policy Studies to consider the challenges that face all of us and what thinking about diversity can add to our understanding.
Session themes were:
- language, region and identity
- who are you calling ‘poor’? Urban identities and entitlement
- gender and leadership talk
- developing inter-cultural strategies in organisations
- cultural industries and diverse communities