Chinese, Islamic and Western Culture. Does the Difference Matter for Development?
China is a success. Egypt is a failure. How much does culture matter?
Based upon extended stays in Egypt, China and with a home address in Washington since 1971, Mr. Burmester will explore these questions and share with us his observations.
Sven Burmester has a M.A. from Copenhagen University and a M.A. from Princeton University. From 1967 to1969, Mr. Burmester was professor at Ayacucho University, Peru. From 1971 to 1997, Mr. Burmester was with the World Bank, taking up positions as Head of Secretariat of World Bank President Robert McNamara, World Bank Representative in Cairo and later World Bank Vice Director. 1997 to 2001, Burmester was United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) Representative in Beijing, China. Since 1982, Burmester has written extensively about global affairs and so far published 8 books. Presently, Mr. Burmester is Professor Adjunct at Aalborg University, at Alexandria University in Egypt and at Sichuan Reproductive Health Institute in Chengdu, China.
This lecture is free of charge. Please sign up before the lecture using the link below (last day for registration is September 10, 2014):