June 4 - 8, 2018

"Building a Global Network for Sustainable Responsibility – the Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context" is organized under the patronage of UNESCO and enables those active in the fields of science and research to examine moral questions and ethical topics of today and tomorrow in a global context – beyond the boundaries of academic fields, cultures, traditions, religions and world views – and to search together for solutions and the possibilities of implementing them. This involves critical analysis, constructive discussions and the consideration of different perspectives.

Impressions

Program

Topics

  • Relation between ethics and law
  • Global inequality and poverty
  • Climate change
  • Global justice and human rights
  • Escape and migration
  • Finance and economy
  • Digitalization and robotization
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biomedicine

The detailed program of the "Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context 2018" can be found here: Program LSUE 2018 (pdf)

Abstracts of the lectures can be found here: Abstracts LUSE 2018 (pdf)

Faculty

The faculty of the “Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context” is both interdisciplinary and international. It follows a hands-on approach and brings together experts from international organizations, science and research, business, arts, and interfaith and intercultural dialog, 2018 including the following:

  • Rabbi Jehoschua Ahrens, Co-Initiator of the Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity and SNSF PhD student, University of Lucerne
  • Prof. Dr. Rana Alsoufi, Assistant Professor for Islamic Theology, University of Lucerne
  • Jakob Brossmann, Director of the multi-award-winning film “Lampedusa in Winter”
  • Prof. Dr. Boudewijn de Bruin, Professor of Financial Ethics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen
  • Nia Cuero, Head of Institutional Partnerships of Wasser für Wasser (WfW)
  • Joel Dickenmann, Co-Director Switzerland of Wasser für Wasser (WfW)
  • Samia Haimoura, Founder and CEO of SEON
  • Prof. Dr. Jennifer Herdt, Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Divinity and Professor of Religious Studies, Yale Divinity School, Yale University
  • Cilia Kanellopoulos, Head of Social Innvoation, Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications
  • Prof. Dr. Adrian Loretan, Chair of Canon Law and Law-and-Religion; Co-Director of the Center of Comparative Constitutional Law and Religion, University of Lucerne
  • Fatima Mukaddam, Federal Excellence Scholar at the Chair of Canon Law and State-Church Law, University of Lucerne
  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Nowak, former UN-Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Forms of Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Vienna, founder of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights and Secretary General of the European Inter-University Institute for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice
  • Prof. Dr. Laura Palazzani, Professor of Philosophy of Law and Biolaw, Lumsa University in Rome; Member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee; Member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies of the EU Commission
  • Rob van Riet, Director of the Climate Energy Program at the World Future Council in London. He coordinated the WFC's Disarmament Program from 2010 to 2018 and served as UK Coordinator for the international network of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament from 2011 to 2018
  • Stefania Schenk Vitale, Interpreter of the multi-award-winning film “Lampedusa in Winter”
  • Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Economist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He serves as special advisor to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the objectives of sustainable development and is Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • Prof. Dr. Bruno Staffelbach, Rector of the University of Lucerne
  • Martina Tollkühn, Dipl. theol., Scientific Assistant at the Chair of Canon Law and State-Church Law, University of Lucerne
  • Prof. Dr. Florian Wettstein, Director of the Institute of Business Ethics at the University of St.Gallen, Vice-President of the International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE) and Editor-in-Chief of the Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ) published by Cambridge University Press
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Vorholt, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, University of Lucerne
  • Reto Wyss, Member of the Government, Canton Lucerne

Partners

Partner Universities

Thanks to its solid foundations in the Institute of Social Ethics ISE at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Lucerne and the patronage of UNESCO, «Building a lobal Network for Sustainable Responsibility – the Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context» benefits from international partnerships with a range of different universities, including:

  • Yale University (USA)
  • Asian Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies Chennai (India)
  • Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies Nairobi (Kenya)
  • University of Cape Town (South Africa)
  • University of Sydney (Australia)
  • University of Tokyo (Japan)

 

Service partners

Apostroph Group

Hotel Waldstsätterhof

STA Travel Luzern

TASKOVSKI FILMS

Turkish Airlines

 

Patronage

The "Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context“ is realized in collaboration and under the patronage of UNESCO.

Contact

Prof. Dr. theol. lic. phil. Peter G. Kirchschlaeger
Director of the Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context; Professor of Theological Ethics; Director of the Institute of Social Ethics ISE

Juliette Wyler
Coordinator Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context
T +41 41 229 52 27 – juliette.wylerremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch

 

University of Lucerne
Faculty of Theology
Institute of Social Ethics ISE
Frohburgstrasse 3
P.O. Box 4466
6002 Lucerne, Switzerland