Get rid of social labels – Professor Josep Bertran (VIDEO)

16 July2019
Get rid of social labels – Professor Josep Bertran (VIDEO)

On July 15, Dr. Josep Bertran, professor at RANEPA and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, spoke at the Summer Campus of the Presidential Academy. The expert outlined some trends that help predict the development of business and social conflicts.

Professor Bertran talked about the problem of identity – what people around the world think about themselves and how they see others. He noted how important it is to coexist and interact in agreement rather than in confrontation. There are global problems that are relevant for all, so it is very important to remember that each of us is a unique puzzle of different cultures, religions and beliefs, according to Josep Bertran. The speaker also shared his positive vision of the world although there are still many problems to be resolved.

The professor is confident that we all want to belong to our groups and feel connected with the communities that hold us within certain limits. Josep Bertran believes that we are so eager to label ourselves to be able to determine who we really are. Each label is part of a large and beautiful puzzle, which is our subconscious, the professor stressed. According to him, to develop external relations as a form of social capital, we need to get rid of various social labels that people love to stick on themselves.

“Josep Bertran is an incredibly vivacious and lively lecturer. It was very pleasant to listen and talk to him,” Valeria Prokhorova, a student at RANEPA Moscow campus, said after the lecture.



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