Conference on Global Solidarity

Good Life on a Global Scale: Heythrop Conference
Good Life on a Global Scale: Heythrop Conference

Heythrop College in London is hosting a Day Conference tomorrow that will explore the moral and philosophical questions associated with globilisation. The Conference will combine the publication of two books on the subject, published by Bloomsbury Publishing, including one by Dr Patrick Riordan SJ, who teaches political philosophy at Heythrop.

‘Good Life on a Global Scale’ will focus on two main themes: solidarity and global common goods. They are addressed in the first two volumes of the new book series ‘Bloomsbury Studies in Global Ethics’; the second volume is edited by Janusz Salamon who will also be taking part in the Conference. Dr Riordan’s book, ‘Global Ethics and Global Common Goods’ will form the basis for his presentation tomorrow afternoon when he asks: What can we learn about our common goods from our common bads?

An international perspective

Tomorrow’s Day Conference at Heythrop will involve speakers from very wide perspectives and from different parts of the globe. They include Dr Miho Taka who holds a PhD in international relations and sociology and is currently a senior lecturer at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University; and Professor Guxolang Peng, the Qiu Shi Distinguished Professor of Chinese philosophy, intellectual history and religions at Zhejiang University.

Dr Janusz Salamon is a native of Poland; he studied at Heythrop College and Campion Hall, University of Oxford, as well as the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. He is the editor of ‘Solidarity Without Borders - Ethics in the Globalised World’ (Bloomsbury) and will be speaking in a session with Dr Anna Abram who is Head of Pastoral and Social Studies and Senior Lecturer in Ethics at Heythrop. Immediately prior to the launch of the book series ‘Bloomsbury Studies in Global Ethics’ at 5.15pm tomorrow, the Day Conference will be addressed by Dr Esther Reed from Exeter University, who – in addition to being an eminent author – is a member of the Methodist Church Faith and Order Committee.

‘Good Life on a Global Scale’ will take place at Heythrop College on Friday, 30 October, from 10am to 6pm. For more details, contact campus-services@heythrop.ac.uk  Tel: 020 7795 4194. Follow the link to book.