Author Archives: Erik Nemeth

Preventing Violent Extremism through Cultural Security

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. Protection of cultural heritage holds relevance for initiatives of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE). In particular, initiatives intended to preempt radicalization of vulnerable communities reference fundamental social, educational, … Continue reading

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Cultural Heritage and Economic Interests

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. Protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is the latest in nation-wide movements against the development of infrastructure for the transport of oil and gas. Many of the social and legal initiatives … Continue reading

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Destruction of cultural property is tried as a criminal case

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. A recent BBC News article stated, “An Islamist militant has admitted destroying cultural sites in Timbuktu, Mali [in 2012], in a landmark trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC).” The article further … Continue reading

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A Case for the Cultural Property Case Resource (CPCR)

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. Concerns about the revenues that terrorist groups may derive from the trade in antiquities emphasize the growing significance of culture property in international security. Among other implications, the concerns illuminate two important … Continue reading

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Working on the definition for “Cultural Security”

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. At the end of March, the post “Working towards a definition for ‘Cultural Security’” offered groundwork on understanding the significance of the term in the 21st century. This week’s post takes another … Continue reading

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Big Data on the Relative Value of Culture

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. Last week took a look at Big Data of the art market. This week takes a first step in comparing the financial value of art and the economic significance of the art … Continue reading

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Big Data of the Art Market and the Value of Culture

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. The art market is increasingly global. In news this past week, Christie’s reportedly became the first foreign auction house to gain permission to operate independently in mainland China, and apparently more collectors … Continue reading

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Who’s innovating in the political economy of cultural property?

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. The latest political and economic developments for cultural property may seem obvious. The rising trend in repatriation of antiquities from museums in the United States and Europe to “source nations” may seem … Continue reading

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Contrast in Protection of Cultural Property: Mali and Nigeria

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. Contrast in Protection of Cultural Property: Mali and Nigeria 2013-02-06 Erik Nemeth The security of African cultural heritage continued to take on political significance over the past week. Events in Nigeria stood … Continue reading

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Concessions and Conflict over Cultural Property

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. Events of the past week have clearly illustrated two distinct issues of conflict and cultural property–conflict over ownership of antiquities and the destruction of monuments in political and armed conflict. The week … Continue reading

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