December 2012 meeting -- Tokyo Socrates Cafe

The topic for this month's meetup is: "Can a society have too much diversity?"

We'd like to discuss the effects that differences in values, morals and language can have on a society's well-being, and whether there is a case for controlling or limiting those differences.

As an example of this issue, you may wish to read about Robert Putnam's 2007 study, which is summarized here and can be read in full here. He finds that within the United States, "virtually all measures of civic health are lower in more diverse settings", yet also concludes that diversity is "ultimately valuable and enriching".

 

As always:

1) We will hold the discussion at Gonpachi from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, then move to Failte for more open discussion afterward.
2) If this is your first time joining us, please note that Meetup's map for Gonpachi is incorrect! The correct location can be seen here on Google Maps. Also, information about Failte can be found at their webpage.
3) Though there is no charge for the meetup, please order at least a drink or a snack at Gonpachi as they have been kind enough to allow us to use their space without any charge.
4) Please keep your RSVP as up-to-date as possible, even if you're updating on the morning of the meeting.
5) Please try to be on time. If you'll be more than 30 minutes late, please consider joining us after we finish around 5:00pm.

-The Organizers

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  • streetsmart

    Can I write "Good to See you"? I'm not sure.

    December 10, 2012

  • streetsmart

    Hi, Mike. I read your message. Thanx for booking me! Hope you can read on someone's smartphone or something. I'm hastening myself now.

    December 9, 2012

  • Caroline H.

    I won't be able to make it so my space is up for grabs. Hope to meet you all soon!

    December 8, 2012

  • Kyle M.

    Looking forward to the next discussion.

    December 3, 2012

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