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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Building Intercultural Competency towards Global Citizenship: Anthropological insights on Policy and Practice. [Commission on the Anthropology of Public Policy and Development Practice]


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 30 Aug 11:00 - 15:30


Room 3.138

Worldwide economic interdependence and political lobbying has increased transnational social and cultural interconnectedness. This has however brought forth problems and risks in equal measures along with opportunities and possibilities. Collective concerns of peace and compassion, upholding fundamental dignity, human rights and seeking to clarify ethical and moral obligations transcend national and state borders. There are conversations towards opening national borders at one end while at the other one encounters enumerable local uprisings of shunning and othering. The present age of globalisation finds itself in a conundrum of ideating Global citizenship in a multicultural world which is simultaneously struggling to recognise, establish and maintain cultural and ethnic identities. The year 2018 marks the 70th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. The panel welcomes anthropologist’s perspectives on how far we have reached, and the way forward. A conscious dialogue towards building of intercultural competencies in both policy and practice is imperative in a world order where minorities and marginalised often find themselves in the most disadvantageous position. A recognition of commonalities, socio- cultural interconnections and networks, communication mechanisms as well as possible barriers can go a long way in building bridges, recognising rights and contributing to the understanding and interpretation of citizenship at a global level. The present panel seeks anthropological insights and proposals for action on policy and practice that highlight building intercultural competencies at global, national and local level, with the hope to accumulate positive endeavours from and between various geographies.


  • P 66.1
    • Dr. Mukherjee, Indrani (University of Delhi)
    • Dr. Katz, Solomon H (University of Pennsylvania)
  • P 66.2
    • Dr. Mukherjee, Indrani (University of Delhi)
    • Dr. Katz, Solomon H (University of Pennsylvania)

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Starting with the early 2000s, culture has been increasingly advocated as a crucial component of the European Union’s foreign policy by a variety of policy actors and organizations within the European Union. Fears and anxieties of Europe’s declining cultural influence - coupled with concerns over the prowess of emerging powers such as Brazil, India, and China - were the stepping stones for the ... More
Presented by Dr. Alexandra OANCA
Anthropologically informed educational practices foster intercultural competency and mutual understanding through interactive methodologies aiming for an understanding of global issues and complex interconnections. These educational practices, like Global Citizenship Education (GCE), stand between the fields of education and political practice – they use anthropology as a resource of knowledge a ... More
Presented by Verena SCHNEEWEISS on 30/8/2019 at 12:05
Public health priorities related to women’s health have largely focused on pregnancy, childbirth and other aspects of women’s reproductive health, extending the risks involved to the lives of women and their children. Certain chronic gynecological conditions that affect women on the daily basis are often considered insignificant and are treated by home remedies. These problems largely associat ... More
Presented by Ruchika SHARMA
World History is marred with industrial/corporate invasion and exploitation of native communities and natural resources. This has often led to marginalisation, displacement and migration of local communities creating social and cultural upheaval and unrest as well as human rights and developmental concerns. Today, Corporate Citizenship recognises the need for ‘management of the totality of relat ... More
Presented by Dr. Indrani MUKHERJEE on 30/8/2019 at 11:45
Education, especially in the space of higher education needs to orient its focus to a global perspective, not just in comparative terms, but in greater assimilative spirit. Furthermore, academics and higher education enjoys a relative freedom of speech as well as the ability to traverse boundaries which might otherwise face socio-political hindrances. Academic institutes often promote inter-instit ... More
Presented by Dr. Soumendra Mohan PATNAIK on 30/8/2019 at 12:25
This paper conceptually will discuss the paradigmatic implications of the existence of The Safe House for women victims in the judicial process of gender based violence cases. This article positions The Safe Houses as an integrated system with various other institutions in handling gender based violence cases. We argues that the existence of The Safe House System has an impact on the subjectivatio ... More
Presented by Mochammad Arief WICAKSONO on 30/8/2019 at 11:00
The paper shows how communitarian approach still works in the tribal community notwithstanding its vulnerability to the threat of disintegration due to the onslaught of the market economy on the one hand, social discrimination perpetrated by the existing dominant social system on the other. The intensive study of two tribal communities, Tharu and Oraon, in north-western Bihar (India) reveals that ... More
Presented by Dr. Rajeev Kamal KUMAR
Since the UN UDHR in 1948, anthropologists became increasingly concerned with the rights of Indigenous peoples of the world who are marginalized and disadvantaged. Recent data on self-identification indicates that Indigenous Peoples now number about 370 million in 90 nations. They are among the poorest and most at high risk for hunger and food insecurity. However, they own, occupy, and/or use a qu ... More
Presented by Dr. Solomon KATZ on 30/8/2019 at 9:40
The phenomena of “domestic violence” has been studied globally as it affects the women, irrespective of the “category” they belong to. Every country has its own definition of what comprises of domestic violence. The only difference that exists is in the interpretation of the laws that define them. Since India is a multi-ethnic country, the social definitions differ from the legal ones, whi ... More
Presented by Dr. LOVEENA SEHRA on 30/8/2019 at 11:20
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