On June 3, 2016, Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D. will be a featured speaker at Diversity in Business, Institutions, and Culture – Transatlantic Opportunities and Challenges, the 2016 International Conference of Amerikahus, The Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations, in Munich, Germany.

The conference (which is free to the public but requires pre-registration) is organized by Technical University of Munich and begins on Thursday, June 2 at 4 pm and goes through lunch on Saturday, June 3.

In addition to Prof. Ferdman, panels include various international experts on diversity: Prof. Patricia Werhane (University of Virginia), PD Dr. Elke Holst (DIW Berlin), Prof. Ann-Kristin Achleitner (TU München), Kathrin Mahler Walter (EAF Berlin), Prof. Carol C. Gould (City University of New York), Prof. Christoph Lütge (TU München). The keynote speaker on Sat. June 4 will be Prof. Gayatri Spivak (Columbia University).

Ferdman will participate in two panels, Diversity and Business, on Friday morning, and Challenges for Diversity Policies in Practice (on Friday afternoon).

The conference aims to address the challenges of approaching “diversity in accordance with principles of justice and democracy without having to risk the productivity of corporations, businesses, and other enterprises.” Speakers will address “the arguments and measures that businesses adopt to accommodate diversity claims” and “the question of how political, legal, social and other institutions should respond to diversity,” and will “question the policy ideal of cultural diversity from the perspective of individual and collective agents that are meant to benefit from diversity politics.”

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.amerikahaus.de/diversity/#.Vz4bgVdpi3E.

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