"I have nothing against foreigners, but ..."

Location: Livestream Starting on 17 March 2021 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

The two sides of being international

Event organized by the WU Vice-Rector for Research and Human Resources

Internationality has many faces, and is widely accepted as a success factor in a globalized world. And yet having an immigrant background is seen as a disadvantage. What does internationality mean for us personally, and for our everyday life at an international university? How do we deal with things that feel “foreign” and define our own concept of what’s “normal”? We’ll be talking about opportunities, challenges, and (academic) freedom in a world where borders are becoming more and more open – or are they?

Panel discussion:

Marie-Thérèse Claes, Professor and Head of the Institute for Gender & Diversity in Organizations, WU

Hubert von Goisern, world musician, singer and songwriter

Majid Mgamis, Associate Professor of English literature and criticism, Member of Scholars at Risk

Shalini Randeria, Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva


Riem Higazi, Founding member, Presenter, and Station Voice at FM4, ORF


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Marie-Thérèse Claes & Michael Lang

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