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Professor Terri Kim will discuss her research into the interculturality between majority and minority in the European contexts of ethnic nationalism: the Jewish and East Asian cases and the implications for East Asia
About this talk
During this talk, Professor Kim will talk about interculturality through majority and minority power relations in the European contexts of ethnic nationalism, migration, and diaspora from a comparative historical perspective.
Interculturality goes beyond a mere ‘tolerance of the other’. It requires engagement. It starts with the initial three propositions: first, international relations both influence, and are influenced by, the dominant worldviews and scholarly endeavours such as social Darwinism; second, the condition of international relations and the psycho-cultural norms of Volksgemeinschaft based on ‘blood and soil’ (Blut und Boden) have set boundaries and created biases in international, intercultural relations; and third, however, there is a conflation of ‘nation’ and ‘state’ as if all states are territorialised nations with sovereignty.
Against the backdrop, the paper examines the Jewish and East Asian cases and illustrates the institutionalisation of strangerhood in the contexts of ethnic nationalism and interculturality in Europe. The paper identifies the three generalised world views, adapted from Martin Wight (1991)’s International Relations Theory, which are entailed in the notion of interculturality and the expectation of intercultural education.
The conclusion suggests rethinking the dynamics of majority-minority power relations for a new Gestalt of interculturality by ditching the overgeneralised framework of thinking and longstanding myths. The seminar discusses the implications for East Asia.
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Professor Terri Kim
Terri Kim (PhD London; PFHEA) is an Honorary Professor of Comparative Higher Education at UEL; Senior Research Fellow at ICIS, Institute of Education and University College London; and a Visiting Professor at Yonsei University in Seoul.
As a specialist in Comparative Education, Intercultural Education, and Higher Education, she serves on the editorial board of Comparative Education, Intercultural Education and Policy Reviews in Higher Education and is a Vice-President of the Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE). Her scholarly interests centre on the comparative historical sociology of higher education, transnational academic mobility/migration, knowledge and identity; international relations, diaspora, internationalisation, interculturality and EDI in HE policy and practice. She has published one book, five edited volumes (Special Issues) and 57 articles internationally.
Some of her publications have been translated into French, Japanese, Spanish, and Lithuanian so far, and six of her articles have been included in the Reading Lists of seven postgraduate courses in major universities internationally (in the UK, USA, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Japan). Many of her invited talks have permitted her to translate her research-based knowledge in accessible ways to diverse international academic communities and international organisations as well as national governments and other policy-making stakeholders: e.g., OECD Higher Education 2030, European Migration Network, Academia Europaea, Universities UK, Public Policy Exchange, Times Higher Education, University World News, etc.