Want some heady, thoroughly accessible yet detailed deep background of human hospitality, its evolution and reach? It sure looks like the free course The Geopolitics of Hospitality will help sate your hunger for knowledge. The four-week-long course just started up so you can still register.
What will it cover?
“Diplomacy and hospitality are similar in many ways: they bring people from various cultural and social origins together. … Developed jointly by the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne and Grenoble Ecole de Management, the course will use diverse examples from around the world, plus the work of historians, philosophers, anthropologists and political scientists, to highlight the role of hospitality in international relations.”
In Week 1, the format includes articles, video, quizzes and discussions with compelling titles such as “Culinary and Cosmic Orders,” “The Prevention of Conflicts,” “The Sacred Origins of Cooking and Hospitality,” “Hospitality from an Anthropological Perspective” and more.
FutureLearn, the site offering this course, has a multi-disciplinary slate of education that’s sure to get your amygdala clicking.
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