Once it became clear that we stayed in the Netherlands, I began to learn the language along with a full time job doing all kinds of simple work and manual labor. At one point a system started to take shape.
That was when I went to study French MO, in the evening, next to my work. Not to learn French, but Dutch. Then, and meantime the April 13, 1972, I started well in my spare time at the University of Groningen (where we then lived) to study Semitic (Languages and Cultures of the Near East). In 1975, the Candidate Exam in 1976 and earned the doctoral exam.
At this point, Qumranoloog Prof. Dr AS van der Woude, offered me by
means of a PSR (Pure Scientific Research) Scholarship to pursue a PhD
on "The Temperrol" of Yigal Yadin. Initially I agreed to this.
ICI Intermediate leafing through the magazine, my attention was drawn to an advertisement offering a "Consultant Foreigners" was sought. The function held in advising (at various levels) on education 'not Dutch'. I then decided to apply.
How that is known and what followed, the term "Prominent encounters' in a log form. I had a long way to go before me, years later in Amsterdam, was acting as a Stand-Up Comedian (in Dutch), as a hobby.
Not so much the language, but rather the rules of conduct and codes are difficult especially for me, with my heritage and background. Poverty breeds 'street fighting'. And growing up, in addition, a rural, traditional, Orthodox Jewish area, also has major consequences, especially if you are not a child, but ended up here as an adult.
Command of the language, learning and understanding the 'traffic', the 'embedded' behavior can not transform.
Take something like EEA. Research has shown that such a "core value" and honor (and honor), even for third-generation Turks, just as important as the first generation. The fight continues, even with myself, and sometimes daily when it comes to deep-seated values and behaviors.
As it may, in addition to full-time job as director of the ICI, in 1993 I was promoted to Doctor of Psychological, Pedagogical and Sociological Sciences (PPSW) at the University of Groningen (RUG).
Professor in two countries In 1998 I was appointed as Professor of Intercultural Communication in the Netherlands (at the UvA). The Board of Trustees (selection committee) this was chaired by Job Cohen. And soon after in Israel (at Bar-Ilan University, Ashkelon Branch).
In both cases I asked. My Oration (inaugural address) of the UvA "A New Perspective" (ISBN: 905629126), I have spoken on March 24, 2000.
Comprehensive report of the appointment and assignment in Israel, from Ashkelon defeated by Milco Aarts and Frank van Vliet of the Telegraph Saturday, November 18, 2000, under the headline "Professor Pinto as a peacemaker."
Granted. At my appointment in Israel (where the selection is much heavier) I derive more pride than that in the Netherlands and certainly the University of Amsterdam, where for a nomination previously measured by the party membership than to scientific excellence and performance.
As is the case of Paul Scheffer and others who have not even graduated! Nothing personal, probably.
One of the 'beautiful' roles and duties of a professor is to guide candidates to promote to Dr. But do not you are promoted?? It's like someone learning to swim by someone who has never swum!
Pride This, for me since childhood coveted professor appointment (s) do I, proudly. About the professor wrote the Telegraph on Saturday, October 17, 1998 as follows:
"There are very few titles that radiates from the state. Actually, only the professor is in general remarkable rejoice .... Who, in short, hooglereer, has proven his ability. Therefore, it is also the title for life. Capacities no oneloses."
With my background, my ethnicity (illiterate parents) and social environment, all this gets an extra dimension.
Own theory I am pleased also to belong to the group of scientists who developed a new theory in their field. In my case, concerning a new "Structures" theory about differences between people who are broadly applicable, at all three levels: macro, meso and micro levels.
Then afterwards, I developed a method for dealing with social, religious, cultural and individual differences, maintaining one's individuality. See under Publications » 'Books' an anthology of opinions of the 1st edition (1990) of the book "Intercultural Communication" in which I meant theory and method have described.
Both theory and the methodology are now under investigation, to the thesis of Hans Harmsen physician-researcher at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Obviously depend on a different kind of success 'prijskaarjes'! Jealousy, hatred and envy, even "under professors' (and a few media in country).
By way of summary (And take over by clients as 'Announcement')
Prof. Dr David Pinto, expert Migration and Integration, is Professor / Director of the Intercultural Institute (ICI) in Amsterdam. The ICI is a center of expertise for Diversity since 1982. Besides 14 books and numerous articles and columns, David Pinto is the creator: