Richard Shweder on Cultural Pluralism
Richard Shweder, Harold H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Human Development at the University of Chicago, delivers a lecture titled "Robust Cultural Pluralism in the New World Order: Three Prophecies," at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing on May 8, 2012. Shweder shares his predictions of the structure of the emerging New World Order as it relates to cultural diversity. The event was sponsored by Alumni Education.
Shweder's current research interests focus on the challenges of cultural diversity in Western democracies as people migrate from countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. He is currently writing a book provisionally titled Customs Control: Un-American Activities and the Moral Challenge in Cultural Migration. The lecture was a collaboration between Beijing Foreign Studies University and the University of Chicago Center in Beijing.