The Failure of both Multiculturalism and Assimilation, and the New Path of Omniculturalism
Speaker(s): Professor Fathali M Moghaddam
Chair: Dr Sandra Jovchelovitch
Recorded on 21 May 2009 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.
The two traditional policies for managing cultural diversity, multiculturalism and assimilation, are based on incorrect psychological assumptions, resulting in collective identity threats for both minority and majority groups, destructive intergroup conflicts, and the marginalisation of minorities. Omniculturalism represents a constructive third path.