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Newsletter No3/2020 - Knowledge flourishing under COVID-19

Editorial

COVID-19 brings to light the need for open access to books

By Andreas Waldvogel

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"Now more than ever, at a time when globally most schools are closed... with more than 1.5 billion learners and students affected worldwide... and people obliged to stay at home... the power of books can be leveraged to combat isolation, to reinforce ties between people, and to expand our horizons, while stimulating our minds and creativity" is what the United Nations is stating.
 
"Reading well is one of  the great pleasures that solitude can afford you" - Harold Bloom
 
 

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Library - open 24 hours for you

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Book of the month: Kairos for Creation : Confessing Hope for the Earth

A book gathering the insights of men and women shared during the international and ecumenical conference on eco-theology, ethics of sustainability and eco-friendly churches in June 2019 in Wuppertal, Germany. Their experiences, convictions, doubts, joy and sorrows about fundamental eco-theological questions, which are becoming more and more important and crucial for the continuation of life in our world, which is God's creation are expressed in this unique volume
 
 

 

Religion and Sustainable Development
Library collection on the role faith and religious traditions play in communities and organisations
 
Sustainability (MDPI)
Journal on an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development
 

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Environmental Ethics
Collection on global warming, wildlife extinction and pollution
 
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology
Journal on technology, information and communications technologies for education
 
 

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Free online event

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Cyber Ethical Learnings from the Pandemic

Date: Tuesday 19 May 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00 Central European Time (CET)
Where: Online (Zoom)
 
Registration: requests to be sent to info@cyberlawuniversity.com. A confirmation and the link to the meeting will be sent to those who register ahead of the meeting
 
 

Relaciones sociales e internacionales en tiempos de pandemia

Día: 22 Mayo / May 2020
Horario: 15:00 (Colombia y Panamá) / 13:00 (Seattle, USA) / 14:00 (El Salvador) /  17:00 (Argentina)
Dónde: Microsoft Teams (Office 365)
 
Inscripción: Rellenar el formulario

 

 

 

Academy - 100% online and on the pulse of time

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Ethics Matters: Online Education in Disruptive Times
In these times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more evident than ever that humanity and the whole of creation are interdependent and that life on earth is not imaginable without shared values. At Globethics.net, we believe that the application of ethics in the world of learning can result in crucial institutional and personal changes. Read all about the developments in the Globethics.net Academy

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Learn more about the history, the different definitions and approaches and the application of CSR within organisations
 
Get an orientation on what is right and wrong, good and bad, in relation to cyber space
 
Integrate ethics and values in business management
 
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Learn to interpret and analyse situations, procedures and structures within higher education institutions in relation to ethical standards

 

Warm welcome to new members of Pool of Experts 
In April the Globethics.net Board of Foundation selected and appointed new members of the Globethics.net Pool of Experts to support in multiple ways the delivery of our academic programmes and the production of resource material and publications
Are you ready for a unique teaching experience? Call for applications
Globethics.net is inviting its Pool of Experts members and other interested specialised academics, with an experience in online teaching, to apply for the following online teaching assignments for Globethics.net's upcoming modules starting on 15 June 2020 with a duration of 8 to 10 weeks
 

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Publications - Read everywhere

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爱 + 经济学  Agape Economy

《爱+经济学》简介
当今世界面临三重危机:人与社会关系的危机、人与人关系的危机、人与其生存环境的危机。这三重危机有愈演愈烈之势,已经危机到当今的社会秩序,而原有的经济学框架对此解释发力更无法提供解决之道。本书认为危机爆发的原因是正外部性缺失,同时本书综合各个学科对爱的研究,认为爱的本质是正外部性,并在此基础上构建"爱+经济学模型",提出了"爱+经济学原理",对当前的社会危机进行深刻解读,同时分别从微观的消费、旅游、企业、教会和宏观的教育、垄断、专利和创新等关乎经济发展和人民福祉的方面进行分析,并给出应对之策。
The Better Sinner - A Practical Guide on Corruption
Corruption is as old as humanity, though the costly and large-scale efforts to address it have only been developed in recent decades. Despite the numerous standards, regulations and laws that exist, corruption is everywhere and may well be on the rise. Christian faith teaches that, while we cannot be perfect, we can become ‘better sinners'. This book offers advice on how to overcome corruption especially in business
 

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Network updates

Globethics.net Board Members Cyber space COVID-19

COVID-19 top of agenda at Globethics.net online Board meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on the higher education sector and on the work of Globethics.net was high on the agenda at the first meeting of the year of the Globethics.net Board of Foundation on 24 and 25 April 2020
Cyber Ethical Challenges of COVID-19 web event draws full house

The web meeting co-organised by Globethics.net and the Cyberlaw University on the afternoon of 12 May 2020 on the topic ‘Cyber Ethical Challenges of COVID-19' drew a full house of 100 participants from four continents with more participants waiting in the wings
 

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2019 - a year transforming lives through ethics in higher education

 
Meggy Kanter - Ethics helped me to change my life

'Ethics helped me to change my life'

"I would probably still be working as a manager in a global company earning a lot of money and being unhappy because I was forced to do things against my principles if it were not for ethics." - Meggy Kanter, Germany

The 2019 edition of the Globethics.net Annual Report is out, featuring a selection of stories of those whose lives have been changed through the work of Globethics.net as well as reports on activities, partnerships and finances

 

 Read all the stories in our Annual Report 2019 »