Does Intercultural Dialogue matter?

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Fatemeh Kamali-Chirani

The Role of Intercultural Dialogue in the Foreign Cultural Policy of Iran and Germany

ISBN 978-3-643-80295-8
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 2019
Seiten 248
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Außenpolitik – Diplomatie – Sicherheit/International Relations – Diplomacy – Security


„Intercultural dialogue“ between Western and Muslim
countries is often presented as a way to reduce conflict. In
this view, dialogue will lead to a better understanding,
which in turn will contribute to a more peaceful
coexistence. On the other hand, „intercultural dialogue“
for more than two decades also has been part of Foreign
Cultural Policy, an instrument of the foreign policy of

This book describes and analyzes how and why „intercultural
dialogue“ has been a part of German-Iranian relations. It
was pursued by heads of states, government ministries,
parastatal organizations, NGOs, and committed individuals
from both countries. Fatemeh Kamali-Chirani discusses
whether this approach was merely symbolic or decorative, or
whether is actually mattered, politically and culturally.

Fatemeh Kamali-Chirani holds a PhD from
Augsburg University, Germany. She was born in 1982 in Rasht
(Iran), and received a BA in Journalism and a MA in North
American Studies from the University of Tehran, Iran. She
lives in Duisburg, Germany.

Her main areas of interest are intercultural cooperation,
and migration and refugee policies.