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At a time when more and more people are feeling helplessly exposed to the effects of globalisation and its drawbacks, transnational cooperation is becoming ever more important. What rolls are cities playing in the development of future solutions? Is empathy enough? What can and should we prepare for in the face of foreseeable increasing global dynamics? International experts will discuss these issues with cultural actors and welcomes audience participation.
"In the 19th century, the world was Europeanised. In the 20th century, it was Americanised. Now, in the 21st century, the world is being irreversibly Asianised." So the provocative future scenario of the Indian political scientist Parag Khanna. Today, Asian countries occupy leading positions in the global economy and are becoming ever more politically relevant. What role will Asia play in the future world order? What contribution can cultural policy make to strengthen relations and cultural understanding with Asia? Talk with Parag Khanna, political scientist, strategy advisor and publicist. He is founder and managing partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario-based strategic advisory firm.