The Global Ethic Foundation has established the Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tübingen. A corresponding agreement between the University of Tübingen and the Global Ethic Foundation was approved by the Senate of the University of Tübingen at its meeting yesterday, 12 May, 2011 and Claus Dierksmeier was appointed the institutes first Director.
According to its statutes, the purpose of the Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tübingen (WEIT) is to promote "basic research and teaching concerning the scientific and scholarly foundations of a global ethic for society as a whole and for the global economy in particular by fostering a dialogue of the religions and cultures in accordance with the task areas of the Foundation”. Those central task areas are global ethic and the world religions, international politics, the global economy, education and the schools, and culture generally, Furthermore, the new institute will make an innovative contribution to the teaching programmes of the Tübingen University in its diverse courses of study, by staging events devoted to scholarly and general on-going education and offering lectures in the framework of the Studium Generale programme.
On this occasion Claus Dierksmeier had the great honor and pleasure to be the speaker of the 2012 Global Ethic Lecture titled How shall we manage the global economy? In giving this highly prestigious lecture Claus is following such such prominent speakers as Desmond Tutu, Helmut Schmidt, Tony Blair, Kofi Annan and Mary Robinson all of whom have spoken in Tübingen over the past 12 years on the need for a global ethic to guide our economic activity. Following the lecture a reception was held on the new premises of the institute.
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