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Passions and Interests

 

"As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters." Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

 

My life so far has always been about combining my passions with my work.

 

I am very interested in the Social Sciences and Humanities and especially in:

  • Globalization, Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism and Global Citizenship
  • Cultural Imperialism, Cultural Homogenization Vs Cultural Heterogenization
  • Transculturation, Hybridization or Hybridity
  • Foreign Languages, Cultural Diversity, Multiculturism and Interculturalism
  • Intercultural or Cross-Cultural Communication and Management
  • International Relations, International Trade and International Strategy
  • Glocalization, Internationalization and Localization
  • Pan-European Identity, Europeanism, European Integration, Two-speed Europe, European Federalism and European Public Sphere
  • Democracy, Human Rights, Children Rights, Freedom of Speech, Media Freedom (especially in the EU, Ukraine, Russia and China)

 

 

I have always had a passion for cultural products, creative content and creativity. My world revolves around:

  • Music & Radio
  • Movies & Cinema
  • TV Series & Television
  • News & Journalism
  • Internet & ICTs
  • Advertising, Brands, Marketing & Digital Marketing
  • Higher Education & Research
  • French values, arts, architecture, culture, design, heritage and art de vivre
  • Painting (Impressionism and Pointillism)
  • Gastronomy
  • Football (Soccer)
  • and Comic Books (Japanese Manga, Jean Van Hamme, DC and Marvel): while my primary school friends only read French-Belgian comics "Tintin", "Spirou et Fantasio", "Blake et Mortimer", "Lucky Luke", "Gaston Lagaffe", "Pif et Hercule", "Boule et Bill", "Astérix", "Iznogoud" and "The Smurfs", I was addicted to the American comic books "Flash Gordon", "Conan", "Namor the Sub-Mariner", "The Human Torch", "Captain America", "The Fantastic Four", "Ant-Man", "The Incredible Hulk", "The Amazing Spiderman", "The Mighty Thor", "Iron Man", "Doctor Strange", "The X-Men", "The Avengers", "Quicksilver", "Daredevil", "Hawkeye", "The Silver Surfer", "Black Panther", "The Falcon", "Ghost Rider", "Blade", "The Punisher", "Iron Fist", "Wolverine", "Moon Knight", "Captain Britain", "Spider-Woman", "Excalibur", "Speedball", "The New Warriors", "Deadpool", "X-Man" and "Spawn" published in the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's

 

I cannot live without Music. I listen to all genres: Classical Music, Jazz, Soul, Funk, R&B, Hip Hop, Disco, Electronic Dance Music, Pop, Rock, Folk, Chanson Française,... But I am especially a huge fan of:

 

  • African-American Soul Music

 

 

Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Etta James, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Wilson Pickett, Rufus Thomas, Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Womack, Edwin Starr, Ben E. King, Percy Sledge, Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass, Bill Withers, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5 / The Jacksons, The Isley Brothers, The Trammps, The O'Jays, The Spinners, The Drifters, Martha and the Vandellas, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang, Chic, Sister Sledge, The Emotions, First Choice, Joe Bataan, George Benson, Parliament-Funkadelic, Shalamar, The Whispers, Sly and the Family Stone, The Blue Notes, The Funk Brothers, Salsoul Orchestra, Barry White, Luther Vandross, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Anthony Hamilton and, most of all, Michael Jackson.

 

  • French Electronic Dance Music

 

 

Stardust, Wax Tailor, Phoenix, Air, St Germain, Shazz, Laurent Garnier, Justice, M83, C2C, Pony Pony Run Run, Benjamin Diamond, David Guetta and Chris Willis, Bob Sinclar, Martin Solveig, Kavinski, DatA, Yuksek, Breakbot, Alex Kassel, Modjo, Etienne de Crecy, Cassius, Supermen Lovers, Pure Orchestra, Dax Riders, Demon, Alan Braxe, Fred Falke, Mademoiselle, Bustafunk, Undercover, DJ Flex, Jakarta, Bel Amour, Galleon, Rinocerose, Tahiti 80, Mr. Oizo, SebastiAn, Uffie, Sébastien Tellier, Madeon, Kungs and, most of all, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo = Daft Punk.

 

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