Culture and Security Roundtable

Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado The New Security Programme’s Roundtable on Culture and Security[1] The Travellers’ Club, Pall Mall, London June 1st, 2006  My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, we are gathered together here today to discuss culture, defence and security. We do so not just in theory, but in practice, for we have a task …..

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ICT, Online Education, Culture and Society

Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado ICT, information and communications technology, is a powerful tool, transforming education, culture and society. We in online education have a vital role to play, and choices to make. What kind of education, culture and society do we want? How shall we use the power in our hands to achieve them? …..

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Creating a ‘British’ Higher Educational Ethos: Examples from Egypt

After the Arab Spring, education reform is key to political development, and in Egypt, says Leslie Croxford, the values of a British higher education resonate with the aspirations of Tahrir Square’s protesters. This article will focus on the creation of new universities in foreign settings. This might mean that those creating the university come from …..

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Multiculturalism, Assimilationism and Modernity

Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado considers the relationship between multiculturalism, modernity and security. Multiculturalism has failed. So say a British Prime Minister, a German Chancellor, and politicians, academics, and journalists, in Europe, America and elsewhere. For such politicians, multiculturalism threatens security. It leads to alien enclaves; no-go zones where the law of the land is …..

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