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Counterpoints: Culture Riches, Loses and Gains
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Recordings of the second Counterpoints debate: "Culture Riches, Loses and Gains", 15 June 2011, which weighed the gains of progress and universal human rights against the losses incurred in the process by fragile, vulnerable cultures.


Wade Davis, Tanella Boni, Joëlle Rostkowski and Francesco Bandarin.

We propose above an excerpt of Wade Davis' intervention during the second debate

Multilingual: English/French

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on this subject: Contrepoints: Richesse de la culture : pertes et gains (

Place/country: UNESCO HQ,
Type: Speech.Round table
Extract: 12 min. Total lenght: 4 hours, 37 minutes
Credits: Wade Davis (participant), Tanella Boni (participant), Joel Rostkowski (participant), Frédéric Martel (participant), Férid Boughédir (participant), Sharmila Roy (participant), Doudou Diène (participant), Francesco Bandarin (participant),
UNESCO-CLT (publisher),
Published in: 2011

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