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Technology, climate, justice & rights: can the whole world agree?

Tue 6 December 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT

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In A. C. Grayling’s view, three of the biggest challenges facing the world today are climate change, the rate of development in high-impact technologies, and the global deficit of social and economic justice. They are connected: the third of these underlies problems in dealing with the first two.

He asks: can human beings agree on a set of values that will allow us to confront the threats facing the planet, or will we simply continue with our disagreements and antipathies as we collectively approach greater problems and instability, and even our possible extinction?

Both our problems and our technologies are outstripping our moral and current political capacity to deal with them. As every day brings new stories about extreme weather events, spyware, lethal autonomous weapons systems, and international political-economic, health and human rights imbalances, Grayling argues that we urgently need to find a positive answer to the question Is Global Agreement on Global Challenges Possible?

Professor A.C. Grayling, CBE, MA, DPhil (Oxon) FRSL, FRSA is Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford.

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Date:
Tue 6 December
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
Cost:
£4.00 – £7.00
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