Globalization and Cultural Diversity
Friends or Foes?
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
br>Is American culture taking over the world? Do countries with open trade policies risk losing their unique cultures to a diet of McDonalds and MTV? Or does globalization simply enlarge a countrys cultural menu, allowing people to choose from a wider variety? Does trade result in cultural decline? Or does cultural destruction allow the high culture of a society to co-exist with the popular and enable a rich array of cultural hybrids to flower? At this event, noted economist and author Tyler Cowen shared his fascinating discoveries about globalization and cultural diversity.
Professor of Economics, George Mason University; Author, Creative Destruction: How Globalization is Changing the Worlds Culture (Princeton University Press)