The Global Citizen: ‘Courageous Conversations’ on COVID 19 as a disruptor and reimagining ourselves in the world

Description: Francis Petersen, Vice Chancellor of the University of Free State, South Africa, invites us to rethink our relationship with the world in his series of ‘Courageous Conversations’ on the theme of ‘The Global Citizen’.
Professor Petersen argues that Covid has been a powerful ‘disruptor’ - it has given us a stark reminder of the need to rethink our identity, of where we belong, our ‘normative’ view of citizenship – if we want to secure long-term survival of our civilisation and the environments which support it.

Powerful voices from public life, intellectuals, public interest and business leaders, academics, naturalists, religious leaders, astrophysicists, economists, and ecologists, and others, will be invited to share and debate their views.

We invite you to join us as we look at ‘The Global Citizen’ through different lenses and how it plays out in the full spectrum of life and human endeavour, our societies, and our economies.

In partnership with the South African Chamber of Commerce, the series launches on May 26th at 1300 GMT, in a discussion with Professor Petersen on the concept and context of his thinking and how the series will roll out.
This will be followed on June 17th with a discussion led by the Chancellor of the University of Free State, Professor Bonang Francis Mohale, a published author and respected business leader who has held chairmanships and directorships at some of South Africa’s top companies, on how we educate for Global Citizenship.

This event is free but booking is essential. Zoom links will be sent out in the 24 hours before the event.

Date:  1:00pm to 2:00pm, Wed 26th May 2021
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Ticket price:Free

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