Guest Lecture - Nils Finn Munch-Petersen

The Maldive Islands - Cultural Implosion

Guest Lecture by Nils Finn Munch-Petersen, Mag.Scient.

The newly elected president of the Maldives performed impeccably at the Climate Conference in Copenhagen. Travel and attendance was fully paid by the Danish Ministry of Development. As an echo of John F. Kennedy in Berlin, the president Mohamed Nasheed , to great applause, declared "we are all Maldivians". Luckily we are not all Maldivians: The Maldives have more immediate problems than global warming - as a unique and gentle culture having been destroyed by tourism, Islamic platitudes and misconceived foreign aid.