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About Martin Rose
Martin Rose has lived abroad for most of the last 30 years, in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Italy, Belgium, Canada and most recently Morocco, where he was the Director of the British Council in Rabat. He now lives in England. In his column, under the title Bliss Was It in that Dawn to Be Next Door, he contributes on culture, education and language, and on events in the region. His blog is Mercurius Maghrebensis.
Articles by Martin Rose
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No to TTIP
The traditional stories told by Europe of its own past and its encounters with the Islamic world are driven by a form of proxy politics that denies the reality of cross-fertilisation. But scholars are discovering new currents that open this intimate relationship to fresh interpretation, says Martin Rose.
Why multiculturalism? Why now? The British Councils Martin Rose and openDemocracys Caspar Melville introduce a debate whose global character and focus on human experience connect it to the worlds conflicting passions.