Online Book Launch: Globalance - Action for a Balanced World Post-Covid
On 20 August 2020 we organised an online book launch: 'Globalance. Actions for a Balanced World Post-COVID'.
An international panel of experts discussed and answered some of the following questions and the application of Christoph Stückelberger's latest book on the current situation with COVID-19.
Prof. Dr Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
Former Co-President of the Club of Rome and author of the Preface of the book Globalance
Former Minister of Environment of the Government of Switzerland, President of the new Swiss Digital Initiative Foundation
Prof. Dr Liu Baocheng
Prof. of International Economics and Ethics, Beijing Advisor to the Chinese Delegation of Trade Negotiations with the USA
Prof Dr Divya Singh
Chief Academic Officer, Stadio Holdings, South Africa
Dr Mariana Bozesan
Founder/CEO Aqal Capital, Author of Integral Investing, Munich
Dr Pavan Duggal
International Cyber Law Expert, Advocate Supreme Court of India
Moderator: Prof. Dr Obiora Ike
Executive Director Globethics.net, Africa Reps to the Club of Rome
Author: Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Christoph Stückelberger
Author of the book Globalance, Geneva
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Other events and lectures coming up
- Online Lectures on different continents with translations. More info forthcoming
- 14 October 2020: Public Lecture at Leeds Beckett University Business School, Leeds/UK. More information and registration
Quote from Preface
"How can the fragile, dangerously imbalanced world of today be transformed into balanced societies capable of dealing with opposites, differences and putting them in relation by relational thinking and action? This is the question of this very timely and much-needed book Globalance. It calls for a balance, but not in a superficial way of superficial peacemaking. The book digs deep into the question, by analysing polarities from an ethical perspective as poles of values and virtues, which belong together.
Christoph Stückelberger applies the concept of balanced values-poles to thirty sectors of society. Readers are encouraged to closely look at the domains of their prior interest. Readers will immediately notice that different sectors are always mutually interrelated. Stückelberger shows, how the technological divide, the political competition between superpowers, the non-sustainable financial system, religious fundamentalisms, education and many more sectors need to be seen in a holistic way as a global interdependent system. He proposes solutions by including latest information and insights from the current pandemic."
Prof. Dr Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Environmental Scientist, Politician, past Co-President of the Club of Rome, writes in the Preface:
Without ethics and trust, our societies are in deep trouble. Corona is a chance to reflect. Stückelberger gives us an overview with a lot of background information. The book helps us to be aware of risks, opportunities and our responsibility. It encourages to more international cooperation. Many thanks!
Doris Leuthard, Former Minister of Environment of the Government of Switzerland, twice its President, Member of the Kofi Annan Foundation
When the global village is facing disintegration and globalisation is heading towards the cliff, how can the human heart and ethics return to the trust of the global family? Stuckelberger is a profound observer and theorist of global ethics. He ignites the torch of people's conscience. This book is very enlightening to provide a reference direction.
Cui Wantian, Entrepreneur in e-health, Professor of Economics, China
An inspiring read, providing thought-provoking opportunities for Africa to re-envision its cumulative position and continental role in the new ‘globalanced' world order Post-COVID.
Divya Singh, Prof. Dr, Chief Acad. Officer, Stadio Holdings, South Africa
One of the foremost global authorities on ethics, Stueckelberger, presents extremely interesting and new perspectives. This book is very relevant for various stakeholders in the global ecosystem, especially with COVID challenges.
Pavan Duggal, Dr, International Cyber Law Expert, Advocate Supreme Court of India
Very few books provoke to think and to get insight. This book Globalance does it!
Alex Ageev, Professor of Economic strategies, Russia