sustainable_tourism_in_malta_melilla_171020 This critical presentation on sustainable tourism in Malta was given at the 2017 annual España Creativa forum on sustainable tourism in Melilla, Spain.
CulturalPolicyMed This presentation guided American and Asian students during a recent lecture on cultural policy in the Mediterranean at George Mason University in Virginia, US.
This article reflects on cultural identities in Europe today in relation to migration in the Mediterranean. It was featured in Malta: Land of Sea, the catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same name curated by Sandro Debono for the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU and hosted by the BOZAR in Brussels, Belgium… Continue reading Seeking cultural identities
This brief article published by The Times of Malta addresses budgetary and policy matters in relation to culture and the arts. https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20171021/opinion/Off-the-cultural-roundabout-Karsten-Xuereb.660926
Mapping Cultural Diversity: Good Practices from Around the Globe is an anthology, published by the Asia-Europe Foundation and the German Commission to UNESCO, features programmes and policies that foster cultural diversity around the world. A reflection on Mediterranean practices, written together with Dr Francesca Cominelli, is included in the publication (page 79). https://culture360.asef.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/Mapping-Cultural-Diversity-DUK-ASEF-Nov-2010.pdf
This brief informal presentation was delivered at the annual international seminar on visual arts at the University of Siliana in Tunisia, addressing matters of visual art representation in relation to art institutions and the media. TN_paper_2017
This newspaper article reacts to preparations for the European Union initiative in favour of the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018 by arguing for an open, inclusive approach to how we perceive cultural heritage in Europe. http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2017-08-29/newspaper-opinions/European-culture-in-2018-6736178377 Europeanculture2018_KX_170829
This brief piece provides a quick look back at efforts at cultural diplomacy at a European level in collaboration with the Diplomatic Cultures Research Network, the Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK), the University of Cambridge, the University of the City of London (UCL) and the Unrepresented Nations and People’s Organisation (UNPO). https://app.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20131222/business-news/Valletta-2018-A-time-for-diplomacy.500092
This brief paper, addressing the twin challenges of democracy and culture in today’s Mediterranean, was presented at the 2016 annual international festival of art and youth in the north-eastern Tunisian city of Siliana organised by the Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers de Siliana in collaboration with the Institut Français. Tunisia_essay_160616
The challenges in implementing the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) in the Mediterranean are discussed in my chapter in Cultural Diversity in International Law, edited by Dr Lilian Richieri Hanania for Routledge in 2014. https://books.google.com.mt/books/about/Cultural_Diversity_in_International_Law.html?id=_g5xAwAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y