Cross-cultural (mis)communication is not just something that happens between strangers; it is an event of everyday life but rarely exclusive to the ‘other’ outside our cultural community. Since people’s most important values, viewpoints, mindsets, conducts, and ways of interacting and communicating (verbal and non-verbal) are shaped by culture, it becomes extremely important to understand other people’s perception of their world, their motivation, and internal rationality of those cultural practices and procedures that we might otherwise find un-relatable. The lecture seeks to engage with basic practices and procedures for interaction in a poly-cultural environment. Eze will examine the core constituents of culture as a performative narrative that will usher in a mode of human reconciliation based on what may be termed “deep” dialogue. The goal is not consensus but realist perspectivism.

Michael Onyebuchi Eze, PhD

University of Amsterdam, University of Cambridge

Michael Onyebuchi Eze currently teaches African political theory at the University of Amsterdam and a fellow at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. Until recently, he was a visiting scholar at the … MORE

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