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Giuliano Amato, Constitutional Court judge, former Prime Minister

Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, Harvard

University, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (1998)

Moderator. Marta Dassù, Senior Advisor European Affairs, the Aspen

Institute Italia

Classifying human beings on the basis of religion only, can have distorting effects in a world in which each and every one of us has multilayered identities. Looking in a holistic perspective at the differences between cultures, one might wonder if defending cultural diversities as such could not end in defending cultural conservatism. Could multiculturalism be a path to interculturalism rather than to the plural monoculturalism from which most of our conflicts arise? Should defending freedom be equal to defending  western” values?


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