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12: Ethics in Action

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Hauptschule
Seminar / Seminar
english language

Despite impressive economic dynamism and poverty reduction over the past few decades, it becomes increasingly apparent that our current global economic paradigm features some fundamental design flaws. The lingering effects of the global financial crisis combined with rising inequality and the uneven benefits of globalisation and technological change are creating great strains on societies. In this seminar we will discuss the reorientation of the economy toward the pursuit of the common good. In that context, social teaching as well religiousphilosophy offers a compelling framework that seeks to humanise and ethicise rather than replace the market economy.

Speakers

President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, New York
Senior Adjunct Professor of International Economics, University of Bologna
Climate Change and Sustainable Development Advisor, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York Chair
James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy, Department for Philosophy, Duke University, Durham, NC Chair

Dr. Anthony ANNETT

Climate Change and Sustainable Development Advisor, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York

1994-1995 Consultant, Economic Development Institute, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
1994-1998 Teaching Assistant in Macroeconomics, Program in Economic Policy Management, Columbia University, New York
1998 Instructor in Macroeconomics, Program in Economic Policy Management, Columbia University, New York
1998-2009 Economist and Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.
2009-2014 Speechwriter to the Managing Director (Christine Lagarde, Dominique Strauss-Kahn), International Monetary Fund, Washinton, D.C.
2016 Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York
since 2015 Climate Change and Sustainable Development Advisor, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York

Ph.D. Owen FLANAGAN JR.

James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy, Department for Philosophy, Duke University, Durham, NC

1970 BA, Fordham University, New York
1978 Ph.D., Boston University, Boston, MA
 since1993 Distinguished Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC
1978-1993 Professor, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

17:00 - 17:45Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017Plenary
17:45 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bread and WineSocial

17.08.-22.08.2017

Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global contextSeminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politicsSeminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commonsSeminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economySeminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe?Seminar
Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environmentSeminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South AfricaSeminar
Seminar 08: Art - in conflictSeminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorderSeminar
Seminar 10: Don't mess with our education! Creating new Utopias!Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play?Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in ActionSeminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products - responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumerSeminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflictsSeminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldSeminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots levelSeminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroadsSeminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of lineSeminar

17.08.2017

19:00 - 20:30Turkey at the crossroadsPlenary

20.08.2017

19:00 - 22:00Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperationBreakout

21.08.2017

19:00 - 21:30The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldBreakout