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ThinkINchina Event#73 - Ethics as Global Sustainability
Monday, May 27, 2019 19:00 to 21:30
Wilderness Coffee, Beijing, Wudaokou Chengfu Road, Huaqing Jiayuan 12 bldg (former Sculpting in Time)
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ThinkINchina Event#73 - Ethics as Global Sustainability

Price: Free

ThinkINchina Event#73 - Ethics as Global Sustainability
Monday, May 27, 2019 19:00 to 21:30
Wilderness Coffee, Beijing, Wudaokou Chengfu Road, Huaqing Jiayuan 12 bldg (former Sculpting in Time)
Organizer: ThinkIN China More Events

Price: Free

ThinkINchina Event#73 - Ethics as Global Sustainability

Monday, May 27, 2019 19:00 to 21:30 Wilderness Coffee, Beijing, Wudaokou Chengfu Road, Huaqing Jiayuan 12 bldg (former Sculpting in Time)

Price: Free

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Monday, May 27, 2019 19:00 to 21:30

Wilderness Coffee, Beijing, Wudaokou Chengfu Road, Huaqing Jiayuan 12 bldg (former Sculpting in Time) Wilderness Coffee, Beijing, Wudaokou Chengfu Road, Huaqing Jiayuan 12 bldg (former Sculpting in Time)
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ThinkINchina was born in the fall of 2010 as a monthly academic discussion organized by young scholars and researchers, who live, study and work in China. It is thought as an informal channel of communication between the Chinese discourse regarding China and the foreign community of researchers and students that are in Beijing for improving their understanding of China itself. Our core objective is to maintain an interface at which the expatriate and Chinese host communities can freely challenge one another's assumptions and work towards mutual understanding. We therefore prioritize discussion over one-way transmission of information and offer no-cost, open access to all our live events and online resources. 


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The study of "sustainability", understood not as some form of constraint to the "business as usual" but as an essential feature of any genuine social progress, is both a necessity and a challenge right now. Worldwide, sustainability is described as the relationship between present and future generations: we should leave behind the world as we found it (or maybe even better), therefore it's fundamental to operate today by thinking as those that will live in the future. Apart from its "time" feature, sustainability should also be described along its "space" feature: the distinction between rich and poor people at present time, how business and political decisions taken by one part of the world are affecting other regions and their populations - - climate change being the hottest topic within this framework right now.


Thanks to the insights of professor Sebastiano Maffettone, a world-wide renowned political philosopher, this event will give a critical reconstruction of the concept of sustainability and will stimulate a discussion on sustainability as an interdisciplinary concern for politics, ethics and economics. The basic thesis of the discussion will be that a systemic view of sustainability - what we have here called "global sustainability" - can be the best way to heal the tension between the world of public ethics and the world of economics and in essence provide the theoretical bases for mediation in the context of a renewed theory of value.


Together with professor Maffettone, dr Wang Jianbao, director of the Center for the Humanities and Business Ethics of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, will help us frame these concepts within China's economic and social development.


http://www.thinkinchina.asia/73-ethics-sustainability/ 


ThinkINchina is moving back to Wudaokou, we’ll be hosted by a venue that just went into business, Wilderness Coffee – 荒野咖啡 in Chinese, the former Sculpting in Time. 


Wilderness Coffee, Wudaokou Chengfu Road, Huaqing Jiayuan 12 bldg

From Wudaokou subway station, exit B, walks towards South

北京市海淀区五道口成府路,华清嘉园12号楼2层

五道口地铁站B口西南100米 – 原雕刻时光旧址


As always, our events are free, we kindly ask you to register in advance for helping us in the organization of the venue, thanks!

Registration will start at 6pm and close at 6.45, seats are distributed on a first come, first served basis. Arriving later won't guarantee you a seat.


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  • Sebastiano Maffettone

    LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome

    Professor of Political Philosophy and Dean of the Political Science Department

  • Wang Jianbao

    Center for the Humanities and Business Ethics, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

    Director

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ThinkINchina was born in the fall of 2010 as a monthly academic discussion organized by young scholars and researchers, who live, study and work in China. It is thought as an informal channel of communication between the Chinese discourse regarding China and the foreign community of researchers and students that are in Beijing for improving their understanding of China itself. Our core objective is to maintain an interface at which the expatriate and Chinese host communities can freely challenge one another's assumptions and work towards mutual understanding. We therefore prioritize discussion over one-way transmission of information and offer no-cost, open access to all our live events and online resources. 


Learn more at www.thinkinchina.asia 

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