Ali Velshi: The Weaponization of Culture | Spring 2018 Wall Exchange

In the era of sound bites and divisive rhetoric — Ali Velshi offers a refreshing perspective built on a career elucidating the complexities of politics and economics to the general public. Globally, the world has striven to elevate the role of cultural diversity and international cooperation among nations. Now the global order is undergoing a backlash in which change, adaptation, and pluralism are being subjugated by exclusionary, bigoted and nativist political movements. In this lecture Ali Velshi examines the current phenomenon and spread of culture wars, and culture’s role in both curbing and spreading populist ideals.

The video was recorded at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC on May 16th, 2018 as part of the Wall Exchange Downtown Lecture Series.