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Markha Valenta

Name: Markha Valenta
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City: Amsterdam
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Date of birth: 1967
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Educational and other qualifications: Ph.D.
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Languages spoken: English, Dutch, German, French (passive)
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Organisation: Radboud University
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In the organization since: 2012
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Present position: Assistant Professor
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Professional/organisational highlight(s): the moments when writing works; the moments when teaching works; the moments when you are transformed & transform others 
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Favourite book(s): Jerry Pinto, _Em and the Big Hoom_; China Miéville, _The City & the City_, Edward Said, _Beginnings_
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Favourite film(s): Amélie, Dead Man, Comizi D’Amore (Pasolini), Brazil (Gilliam)
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Favourite sport/hobby(s): hang-gliding (fantasy), swimming with dolphins (another fantasy), soccer & martial arts (before had a child/job)
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Remarks on what I’m hoping to leave this event with:
Concrete ideas for how we can effectively move from the national to the global level when thinking about how to achieve full social and legal equality for individuals, groups & countries (at all levels, from the street up) – i.e. the possibility of formalizing and normalizing global citizenship for all, while making political leaders accountable to all (including beyond national borders).

Am most interested in question of long-term revolution as complement to short-term reform: toward what alternatives to global systems of consumer capitalism and nation-state shall we work? How can one create multi-moral (pluralist) social systems – within cities, states, national and global institutions?

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