Blue Table Webinars

The Globethics.net Academy will be launching the Globethics.net Blue Table Webinar Series this spring. The series offers a unique oppertunity to engage with ethical issues applied to various subjects and contexts. Webinars will be held monthly from March through to September 2021 the fourth Wednesday every month, check the programme, with thematic panel disucssions, video screenings, lectures and so much more. Topics will range from Ethics and Democracy, Ethics and Ecology to the Arts and more.

Blue Table Webinar: Ethics and Diversity

Webinar 4: Ethics and Ecology

Date: 22 September 2021

Time: 14:00-15:00

Type: Webinar 

Where: Online

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Cost: Free 

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How do we have to address the ecological crisis? Humanity maybe confronted with the painful reality of her failures with regards to caring for the environment. The current international discourse on climate change illustrates how environmental concerns are intimately intertwined with questions of lifestyle, economic alternatives and ultimately with justice as populations are unevenly impacted by the ecological crisis.
 
This webinar endeavours to set the scene for a conversation that includes ethical practice and new perspectives in research at the intersection of cultural history and the non-human world.

 

Blue Table Webinar: Ethics and Diversity

Webinar 5: Ethics and Economy 

Date: 20 October 2021

Time: 14:00-15:00

Type: Webinar 

Where: Online

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Cost: Free 

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How does the corporate and entrepreneurial world contribute to sustainable livelihood? The frailty of contemporary economy in crisis situations has at the same time contributed to higher awareness for the need of comprehensive and intersectional business models, sensitive to disparate living conditions, the environment and the survival of future generations.
 
This webinar will create a conversational space for both academics researching on the processes and strategies of value creation in companies and organisations, as well as young, creative entrepreneurs seeking to change production and consumption patterns in consideration of ethical principles.

 

Webinar 6: Ethics and Arts

Date: 24 November 2021

Time: 14:00-15:00

Type: Webinar 

Where: Online

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Cost: Free 

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Can arts contribute to ethical reasoning and a reflective ethical praxis? This webinar will invite us to see the arts not only through aesthetic lenses but more so in awareness-raising, pedagogical and mobilizing perspectives. By way of leading us to create both proximity and distance with how we are in the world and how we see the world, arts opens a horizon of interrogation on understanding humanity and its role, coping with adversities and on the potential of creativity for imagining our futures. This webinar will highlight some of our times' most inspiring art initiatives – a thought-provocative, vibrant and colourful finale of the Globethics.net Blue Table webinar series 2021.
 

Webinar 1: Ethical issues in the COVID-19 pandemic: Are lessons ever learned?

Ethical issues in the COVID-19 pandemic: Are lessons ever learned?
Dr Upshur presentation will outline some of the key ethical issues that have arisen globally and locally during COVID-19 pandemic, and show how there is structural similarity to previous significant infectious disease outbreaks. Dr Upshur will discuss the limitations of addressing these through the application of ethical frameworks and point to the need for more attention to issues in implementation of ethics advice in pandemics.

 

Speakers:

  

Speaker
Ross Upshur (Canada)
Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health of the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada

 

 

Speaker
Esther Mombo (Kenya)
Associate Professor, St. Paul's University, Kenya 

 

     

 

Speaker
Meera Baindur (India)
Professor of Philosophy at the Manipal University Jaipur, India

  Modarator
Amélé Ekué
Academic Dean, Globethics.net

 

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Webinar 2: Ethics and Diversity

How can we live together peacefully while appreciating our differences? Societies time and again have to renew their consensual basis on a seriesof key ethical issues, balancing carefully different categories of rights,revisiting   boundaries   for   societal   cohabitation   in   the   face   of   violenttransgressions, global migration and unprecedented crises. The need toreformulate societal consensus does not arise in a neutral space, butamidst a series of sometimes conflicting claims based on worldview,religious or secular moral positions.

Speakers:

  

Speaker
Prof. Dr Dicky Sofjan (Indonesia)
Core Doctoral Faculty, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS), Graduate School, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta

 

 

Speaker
Dr Angelique Walker-Smith (USA)
Senior Associate for Pan African and Orthodox Church Engagement at Bread for the World, Washington D.C., USA

 

 

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Blue Table Webinar: Ethics and Democracy

Webinar 3: Ethics and Democracy

Date: 19 May 2021

Time: 14:00-15:30 CET

Type: Webinar 

Where: Online

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Cost: Free 

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How solid are our democracies? Recently, hate speech, conspiracy theories and fake news on the one hand, and cancel culture or call-out culture, on the other hand, they have taken centre stage in the public debate. The webinar endeavours to shed light on this controversy by convening a conversation around ethical perspectives and criteria that could assist in addressing these challenges.

Our speakers will address the following questions:

  • Reading the signs of the time: What observations can we share on the state of democracy today and how can we respond?
  • How can democracy be strengthened? Global responsibility and sustainable civil society action
  • I have a Dream–Which values for democratic societies today and tomorrow?

Speakers:

Simon RobinsonProf. Dr Simon Robinson
Professor of Ethics at Leeds Beckett University and Director of its Centre for Leadership and Governance, UK

 

 

 

 

Lani Mireya Anaya Jiménez
Peace and Sustainable Development Consultant, Mexico