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Globethics.net Newsletter, No 5/2017 (June)

Editorial

Ethical governance and leadership unlock the value and beauty in education by Arnold Smit

Globethics.net Research / Projects

Globethics Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education, 21-23 June 2017
Globethics.net Programme on Ethics in Higher Education

Globethics.net Network

Globethics.net signs MOU with Embury Institute for Higher Education

Globethics.net China
Call for Trainers: Green Entrepreneurship Train the Trainers Program in China (EN & Chinese)

Globethics.net East-Africa
Update on Regional Competition on Ethics in Higher Education

Globethics.net Russia
Annual meeting of the Russian Association of Business Education in Moscow
Meeting on Global Challenges at the International University in Moscow, Russia
Seminar at National Research Nuclear University MEPhI at Russia
Russia Radio Interview with Globethics.net President on Ethics in Finance and in the Economy

Globethics.net South America
"Sacred Water for Latin America": Interreligious, Environmental, Faith and Climate Convergence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Aguas Sagradas, para América Latina": Convergencia Interreligiosa Ambiental Fe y Clima en Río de Janeiro, Brasil          

Globethics.net Turkey
7th International Ethics Summit "As Waters Recede" at Istanbul, Turkey

Globethics.net Philippines
Criminal Justice: Report on Globethics.net Philippines' First International Conference

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Big Data about Students: A Code of Conduct for Universities?
Invitation to 1st National Ethics Convention in Zimbabwe
Invitation to KPMG and BEN-Africa Ethics Forum in Johannesburg
Job opportunity

Globethics.net Library

Launch of Protestant ethics collection for 500th anniversary of the Reformation
Media Release: Launch of the Online Chinese Christianity Collection OCCC (EN & Chinese)
Globethics.net at Swiss Development information centres' spring meeting
Meet our author - Dicky Sofjan from Indonesia
New publication: Reichtum der Welt – für Alle: Durch Wohlstand zur Freiheit

Globethics.net Head Office

Globethics.net Code of Ethics
Launch of Protestant Ethics Collection, Geneva, 21 May 2017
New staff

Editorial by AUTHOR

Ethical Governance and Leadership Unlock the Value and Beauty in Education

This is a picture of Arnold Smit, Associate professor of Business in Society and head of Social Impact Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa

We are witnessing the emergence of an important development. Higher education institutions increasingly focus on the role they should play in enabling their graduates to live and work in their communities and organisations as responsible citizens and leaders. There is a "practice what you preach element" here, namely, that this kind of education, to be effective, needs alignment between the classroom, the boardroom and the campus grounds. What the Vice Chancellor and the board say and do, what lecturers teach and live and how the community of academics, administrators and students interact and collaborate, all contribute towards shaping the ideals, values and virtues that young people will take with them across the boundaries of academia into the world of work.
 
Why is this important? For a start we could say that this is what good education should always be about, namely to use its repository of knowledge and expertise and its capacity for teaching, learning and research to the benefit of society. However, there is also reason to argue for a renewed commitment and urgency about education's highest aspirations. The very task of developing the next generation of professionals, managers and leaders nowadays takes place in a context of serious concerns about the state and future sustainability of the environment-society-economy nexus that underlies so much of who we are and what we will be capable of becoming or not.  We cannot educate and not be aware of global warming, inequality, poverty, unemployment, migration, war and other threats that paint the context in which we live, relate and work.
 
Globethics.net sensed the importance of the role that higher education has to play in helping to create a world which again will be flourishing for all of humanity and the environmental, social and economic systems and process that we are so dependent upon. Globethics.net simultaneously realised that there should be in higher education a leverage point through which to optimise education's contribution to the future of the world. That leverage, Globethics.net concluded, should be in ethical governance and leadership of higher education institutions, practised and exemplified in the executive, internalised in all institutional functions by management and taught and lived in the life-shaping processes of teaching, learning and research in the classroom. And so, the Globethics Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education with its emphasis on enabling good governance and leadership and ethics education per se came to life.
 
As I write here I do it as the facilitator of the upcoming Globethics Consortium meeting, which will take place from 21-23 June in Geneva. We have taken great care in designing a meeting that will be a working laboratory of higher education stakeholders who share a vision of how ethical governance and leadership can unlock the best of what their universities are capable of in shaping tomorrow's active citizens and responsible managers and leaders. During the meeting we will listen to speakers who take from the boardroom to the classroom and introduce us to stories of hope and guideposts for change management. We will engage with the Consortium agreement and deliberate on how it can best be implemented in the context of diverse regional and national realities. We are going to participate, collaborate, co-create and have fun.  We'll go home, motivated and prepared to implement what we have committed ourselves to.
 
Ethics alert us to how the world can be different from what it is. It brings out the best and most beautiful of what and who we can be.
 
Arnold Smit
Associate Professor of Business in Society and Head of Social Impact
Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa
 


GLOBETHICS.NET RESEARCH / PROJECTS

Globethics Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education, 21-23 June 2017

Around 70 delegates from over 20 countries will take part in the Globethics Consortium on Ethics In Higher Education from 21-23 June 2017 in Geneva. Over the two and a half day programme of facilitated roundtable discussion stimulated by inputs from keynote speakers delegates will form the Consortium and set the pace for collaboration between members institutions. 
 
Participants will work together on the Consortium vision, on how they would like the Consortium to be, the goals and objectives, on who the Consortium members serve, and how, with time spent on the planning of joint projects. It is envisaged that Consortium activities include collaboration on curriculum development and teaching materials, online courses, seminars and workshops, research leading to publications, and special projects and certification programmes, all with the aim to enhance ethical governance and leadership best practices.  
 
The Globethics Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education is being established to promote and support ethics education worldwide through the education of future leaders for life and sustainable development.  The goals and actions are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UNESCO Education 2030 Framework for Action. 
 

For more information about the Consortium check Globethics Consortium website, and contact Anh Tho Andres-Kammler, Programme Executive Ethics Education, educonsortium@globethics.net.

Globethics.net Programme on Ethics in Higher Education

Important developments are under way at Globethics.net to promote ethics in higher education alongside and in support of the establishment of the Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education .
 
The Globethics Leadership Centre, a research and training centre of Globethics.net, is engaging with academic institutions and other actors in the education sector in order to respond more effectively to the growing needs identified in the education sector under the umbrella of the Globethics.net Programme on Ethics in Higher Education.
 
The Globethics Academy will coordinate the dialogue between members of the Globethics Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education to benefit from synergies in our joint efforts to promote and support ethics education worldwide in the form of online academic support and courses. Updates on developments at the Globethics Academy will be made available in time for the launch of the Consortium scheduled for September 2017.
 
For any information relating to joint project opportunities, please contact Anh Tho Andres-Kammler, Programme Executive Ethics Education, educonsortium@globethics.net.

GLOBETHICS.NET NETWORK

Globethics.net Signs MOU with Embury Institute for Higher Education

Globethics.net is happy to announce its partnership with the Embury Institute for Higher Education, a private tertiary education provider owned by Stadio Holdings in South Africa. The partnership agreement takes effect as of 1 June 2017 for a period of four years.
The cooperation will include developing resources and research on ethics in higher education and working towards finding solutions to ethical challenges in Africa (and globally), with a special focus on education.
The MOU with Embury is the third partnership that Globethics.net has signed in South Africa; the other two are with the BEN-Africa Network housed at the University of Stellenbosch and UnisaRead more here... 
 
 

Globethics.net China

Call for Trainers: Green Entrepreneurship Train the Trainers Program in China

Green Entrepreneurship - we are taking action! Basing off of the "Green Business Options (GBO)" training program supported by Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and extending off of the BELL Project, Centre for International Business Ethics and Center for Green Entrepreneurship (CGE) at UIBE, Center for Environmental Education and Communications of Ministry of Environmental Protection, International Labor Organization, and Centre for Development and the Environment (CDE), University of Oslo (UIO) collaborated to further research and develop the project in depth. Dedicated to promoting the SDG, this project incorporates multifaceted training, roundtable talks, and international exchange to explore entrepreneurship education training principles, methods, and practices. Ream more about this project in English and Chinese.
 

Globethics.net East-Africa

Update on Regional Competition on Ethics in Higher Education

The Globethics.net East Africa Regional Programme wishes to announce that the review of the entries for their Regional Competition 2016-2017 on the theme of Ethics in Higher Education is in process. The results will be announced by the end of June.

Globethics.net Russia

Annual meeting of the Russian Association of Business Education in Moscow

On 21 April 2017 the Annual General Meeting of the Russian Association of Business Education (RABE) was held at Moscow University of Finance and Law.
 
Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Christoph Stückelberger was invited as one of the speakers to present to the Russian public a new vision on developing and reforming existing business education as well as to suggest different options and recommendations on the subject. The main thematic focus of the report was ‘Values-driven Business Education. Two existing models and global recommendations'. Read more here...


Meeting on Global Challenges at the International University in Moscow, Russia
 

On 20 April 2017 a plenary meeting on the theme 'Global challenges of the 21st Century: Russia's answer' took place at the International University in Moscow. The principal speaker at the meeting was Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Christoph Stückelberger, Professor of Ethics at MEPhI, in China, Nigeria and Swizterland, Founder and President of Globethics.net and Executive Director of the Geneva Agape Foundation.
Prof. Stückelberger gave a speech on  'Global Challenges: ethical, values-driven solutions during the meeting, focusing on the role of global challenges as a subject of vital importance today. More information here...

 

 

Seminar at National Research Nuclear University MEPhI at Russia

On 21 April 2017 a seminar for the students of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI was conducted by Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Christoph Stückelberger, who is a Professor of Ethics at MEPhI.
The topic of the seminar was: "Tools for Sustainability Ethics Negotiations, with Case studies". During the seminar Prof. Stückelberger emphasised the importance of climate justice, stating that climate change becomes a question of global climate justice; climate justice means just and fair instruments, decisions, actions, burden sharing and accountability for the prevention, adaptation and reparation related to climate change.Read more here...

Russia Radio Interview with Globethics.net President on Ethics in Finance and in the Economy

On 21 April 2017 Globethics.net President, Prof. Dr Christoph Stückelberger gave an interview on the Russian radio station "Narodnoe Radio" (Folk radio) in Moscow, Russia in the programme "Slovo I delo" (Word and deed). 
 
The interview mainly focused on the topic of an ethical financial system. Among other important issues discussed were: the relationship between economics and ethics and how it is portrayed in different countries nowadays, what the sufficiency economy is and how it has changed with time and why the problem of an ethical economy has become so critical today. Read more and listen the interview here.

 

Globethics.net South America

"Sacred Water for Latin America": Interreligious, Environmental, Faith and Climate Convergence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (EN & ES)

From 30 April to 4 May 2017, 67 delegates from Latin American countries, including Globethics.net Programme Executive for South America, met in Rio de Janeiro to participate in the Interreligious, Environmental, Faith and Climate Convergence: Sacred Waters and to share their experiences in defending the life of the earth, based on their cultural and religious richness. Globethics.net Programme Executive for South America, Deivit Montealegre shared with participants the Globethics.net Collection on Ecotheology, Climate Justice and Food Security and the book resulting from the global survey on these same subjects: Eco-Theology, Climate Justice and Food Security (2016). Read more in English and Spanish.
        

Globethics.net Turkey

7th International Ethics Summit "As Waters Recede" at Istanbul, Turkey

TEID, the host institution for Globethics.net Turkey, cordially invites you to join them at the 7th International Ethics Summit, which in previous years has featured presidents and experts from The World Bank, United Nations and European Business Ethics Network, with notable figures such as Kamal Malhotra and Prof. Dr. Anders Aspling, and various other prominent professionals of Turkish business society as speakers.
We have defined the main theme of the Ethics Summit 2017, which will be held on June 16th 2017, as ‘As Waters Recede'. If you are interested please visit this page to get information about event and registration.
 

Globethics.net Philippines

Criminal Justice: Report on Globethics.net Philippines' First International Conference

The Focus of the First International Conference of Globethics.net Philippines, with the Association of Criminologist ALCCDA, held 19-21 May 2017 in Tagaytay near Manila, was how to strengthening young criminal justice practitioners in their ethical orientation and behaviour.
During the conference more than 100 deans and professors from law and criminology schools, and young criminology/police professionals working was in the region, intensively looked at values, tools and practical cases with the goal of improving the way ethical values are taught and implemented in the profession. The Initiator and leader of the conference was Globethics.net Philippines Director Yolanda Sebastian Lira, Dean of the Philippines School of Criminology and Founding President of ALCCDA, the new ‘Association of Licenced Criminologist, Criminology Deans and Administrators'. The President of the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines supported the conference. 
 
The conference was part of Globethics.net's ongoing focus on ‘Ethics in Higher Education'. By influencing the higher education institutions, Globethics hopes to impact the Police, Judiciary and Military to become key instruments for peace, law and order.

A New Code of Ethics

During the conference a Code of Ethics for licensed Criminologists in the Philippines was develop and approved by over one hundred criminology deans, college administrators and licensed criminologists. Immediately after the symposium the Code of Ethics was submitted to the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) Board on May 21 for review, comments and/or approval. Read more here.
 

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Job opportunity - Complience Specialist


Globethics.net LibrarY

Launch of Protestant Ethics Collection for 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

 
Globethics.net has launched a new special online collection on Protestant Ethics on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, celebrated by the Geneva Protestant churches on 21 May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland, as its own contribution to this historic event.
Also, you can read this news in French and download the flyer of the event.
 
The Protestant Ethics collection encompasses all major historic streams of Protestantism, including Reformed, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Congregational and Waldensian traditions, with links to resources from throughout the world, including minority contexts, taking a global perspective and underlining the changing contexts within which ethical reflection takes place.
 
The collection is an essential complement to already existing  Globethics.net collections on religious ethics, such as Catholic,  Confucian, Hindu and Islamic ethics.  It contains primary sources of selected works of the Reformers, general reference materials, official documents of Reformed churches on various topics of Christian ethics and/or related doctrines, the historical development of the Protestant ethical discourse, and current state theological research and reflection on major ethical issues, such as social, economic, political, and environmental ethics from among major Protestant theologians. Read more here...
 

Media Release: Launch of the Online Chinese Christianity Collection OCCC

China, Chinese culture, development and religions are of great interest worldwide. The Kingdom Business College in Beijing/China and Globethics.net in Geneva/Switzerland  are pleased to announce the launch of  the "Online Chinese Christianity Collection" OCCC.
 
The worldwide largest online Collection on Chinese Christianity is now available. Over 34'500 full text documents, multilingual and for free can be downloaded on www.chinesechristianity.online. Two thirds of the documents are in Chinese, the others in English, German, French and others. Read more in English and Chinese
 

Globethics.net at Swiss Development Information Centres' Spring Meeting

Andreas Waldvogel, Globethics.net Programme Executive Online Library, presented the Globethics.net  Online Library at the spring meeting of the Network of Swiss Development Documentation Centres (NEDS) on 9 May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more here..

 

 


 

Publications

Meet our author - Dicky Sofjan, Indonesia

Dr Dicky Sofjan is a core doctoral faculty member of the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS), located at the Graduate School of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He is also a member of our Globethics.net Indonesia Regional Programme team. Dr Sofjan teaches Religion and the Politics of Multiculturalism at PhD level at ICRS Yogya, which has a specialised doctoral programme in inter-religious studies.
 
The following two volumes written by Dr Sofjan are published by Globethics Publications:
 

Reichtum der Welt - für Alle (2017)

Florian Josef Hoffmann
ISBN 978-2-88931-188-0
 
Der Titel des Buches verspricht "Reichtum für Alle". Natürlich kann das nicht Superluxus für alle sein. Nein, das wäre unendliche Verschwendung, die in niemandes Interesse sein kann. Gemeint ist etwas Realistisches, nämlich eine halbwegs gerechte Teilhabe aller Menschen am unendlichen und unbeschreiblichen Reichtum dieser unserer gottgegebenen Welt. Alle, wirklich alle, können als Menschen in die Lage versetzt werden, ein selbstbestimmtes, menschenwürdiges Leben zu führen, können "durch Wohlstand zur Freiheit" gelangen. Die Grundvorstellung ist simpel: je mehr Menschen es gibt, umso mehr sind in der Lage, sich sinnvoll in ein sinnvolles Ganzes einzubringen. Sonnenenergie, Technologie und motivierte menschliche Arbeitskraft stehen in gigantischem Ausmaß zur Verfügung.

Order print copies from Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk | Amazon.fr | Amazon.de

 

GLOBETHICS.NET Head Office

Globethics.net Code of Ethics

We are pleased to present you with the Globethics.net Code of Ethics, approved by the Board of Foundation on 25 March 2017 following a consultative process that started in October 2016 with the Board and with staff in the Head Office and Regional Programmes.
The Globethics.net Code of Ethics is publicly available on the website, along with other key documents, including our Vision, Mission and Values, Statues and Bylaws, policies and rules and Strategy in the About us pages of the website at http://www.globethics.net/about-us/portrait.
 


Launch of Protestant Ethics Collection, Geneva, 21 May 2017

 
Globethics.net took part in the celebration organised by the Protestant Church of Geneva for the jubilee of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on 21 May 2017 at the Cathedral of St Pierre, Geneva. This historic event provided the occasion for the inauguration of the new Globethics.net Protestant Ethics Collection.
The conception, development and implementation of the collection with more than 35,000 items, was made possible by the generous support of the Fondation pour l'aide au protestantisme réformé, the Parish of Chêne and the Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche des Kantons St.Gallen.
All parties involved in the launch of the collection are convinced that it will improve access to knowledge and library resources immensely to individuals and institutions around the world, including Reformed churches, universities, parishes, etc. The collection is available online free of charge with a classification tree available in French, English and Spanish. The main focus of the thematic collection is on issues in applied ethics with a particular focus on Protestantism. 
 
During the commemoration a flyer in French was distributed to promote the collection, with links to documents on the theme of life. 
 
See the News of the launch of the Protestant ethics collection and the flyer distributed during the days (in French).

New Staff

Welcome to Raymond Desarzens and Kevin Hamid
 
Raymond Desarzens, from Switzerland, joined the Globethics.net Head Office team in May as Partnership and Programme Executive. He has an academic background in economics, more than 17 years' experience with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) both in the field in countries like Bosnia, Burundi, Somalia, Liberia, Guinea, Eritrea, Sierra Leone and at HQ in Geneva. He is experienced in Humanitarian assistance, programme management and Institutional fundraising.
 
Kevin Hamid, originally from the UK, started work as Programme Executive Online Systems in May with the Globethics.net Head Office team.He has a BSc and an MA in Computer Science and he brings to Globethics.net years of experience in business analysis, systems architecture, solutions design and implementation.    
 
 

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