past two weeks, PhD students from several countries joined the course I taught
for Bergen Summer Research School entitled Cultural
Policy: Arts Heritage and Sustainability. We included some excellent guest
lecturers, such as Mary Miller (Director of Bergen National Opera) and
Norwegian scholars Tore Sætersdal (anthropologist) and Ole Marius Hylland (policy analyst).
The PhD students came
from Germany, Brazil/Sweden, Canada, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, and
South Africa. We are now developing a book based on these two international cultural
policy PhD courses held in 2018 and 2019.
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Next week I
teach a course entitled Arts Policy in
the Twenty-First Century for law students in China’s leading law faculty, China
University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Beijing.
Autumn, a new PhD course that I developed will finally be offered in Bergen at
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. It is entitled Non-Western Educational Philosophy and Policy.
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PLEASE NOTE: PhD students from other universities are welcome to take these exciting intensive courses in Bergen -- in English -- for ECTS European transfer credits.
music, education, and global studies continue to be the major themes in my research and
teaching, I am increasingly interested in devising improvements to the ways
that governments support arts and cultural heritage through various kinds of