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Student graduation ceremony of University of Burgundy, Dijon, France, 2 February 2019

On the 2nd of Febuary 2019, Dr. George Simons had the honor of presenting at the student graduation ceremony of University of Burgundy Dijon. His speech focused on the importance and challenges of communication in the modern world and in the past. The speech emphasized understanding life in the contemporary context, like French sociologist Jean-François Lyotard did with the term métarécits, the big stories that we accept as our reality and use to shape our world. The métarécit is “a discourse for legitimizing the rules of the game and the institutions that govern the social bond” and it is used...

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SIETAR Europa Cross Cultural Coffee Break January 2019

Dr. George Simons, founder and editor-in-chief of diversophy®, was the featured discussion leader at the online SIETAR Europa Cross-Cultural Coffee Break for January 2019, a session moderated by Joanna Sell. This CCC-Break focused on the question of how we can change and reinvent male roles in today’s diverse generational cultures. Dr. Simons launched the discussion highlighting current men’s issues and shared a brief overview of his experiences of continuous activity in men’s work spanning from the 1970’s to this day. Most recently he has produced the Manhood diversophy® game to address current issues of masculinity. In opening he noted that...

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MEDAWEEK 2018 — Mediterranean Human Capital Meeting: diversity & mobility

On November 22, I had the privilege of participating in a panel at the Mediterranean week of Economic Leaders in Barcelona on the topic of human capital and managing mobility. My focus was a quick review if of the intentionality, the motivation, the algorithm if you will, lying beneath our diversity efforts over the years and its current challenge. My hope was that this would create a context for understanding out current challenges in the light of how our engagement has evolved into the present. What follows here is a somewhat expanded version of my remarks on the topic of...

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Manhood diversophy® game - contributing to The Good Men Project

Founded by Tom Matlack in 2009, The Good Men Project has pioneered the largest worldwide conversation about the changing roles of men in the 21st century. Over the years, it has grown into a diverse, multi-faceted media company and an idea-based social platform with more than 3 million visitors every month. It describes its mission as: We explore the world of men and manhood in a way that no media company ever has, tackling the issues and questions that are most relevant to men’s lives. We write about fatherhood, family, sex, ethics, war, gender, politics, sports, pornography, and aging. We...

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diversophy® at Night Cruise – from Helsinki to St. Petersburg

SIETAR Russia & SIETAR Europe Conference26-28 October 2018Bridging East and West This special SIETAR Russia and SIETAR Europa event aimed to open discussions on how to heal wounds between Russia and the West. Two important goals were met: bringing international relations into the intercultural field and bringing discussions from the intercultural space into the field of international relations. After the end of the Second World War, Europe, and the world in general, was divided rigidly, building physical and mental “walls” between East and West. Many years have passed since that time, and from 1989, together with a globalization process, borders...

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