Symposium on Global Ethic, Law and Policy

Since its adoption by the World Parliament of Religions in 1993, and as a result of the extensive work of its drafter, Hans Küng, the Global Ethic has been related to many areas of human activity, including economics, politics, pedagogy, and international relations. The focus of this two-day symposium was on two fields that have received comparatively less attention in connection with the Global Ethic: law and policy.
Day 1: Thursday 3 November
I. Basic Considerations
a. The History and Essence of the Global Ethic (Dr. Stephan Schlensog)
b. Relation of the Global Ethic to Law and Policy – Theoretical Starting Points (Bradley Shingleton)

II. Global Ethic and Law
a. Global Ethic and Global Law – Philosophical Aspects (Prof. Hans Küng)
Discussion (Moderator: Dr. Günther Gebhardt)

b. Global Ethic and Global Law – Jurisprudential Aspects (Prof. Brian Lepard)
c. Global Ethic and Human Rights (Prof. Walter Kaelin)
d. Conflicts Among Religions and Global Law (Prof. Markus Kotzur)

Discussion (Co-moderators: Prof. Rebecca DeWinter; Prof. Cathleen Kaveny)

Day 2: Friday 4 November
I. Global Ethic and Policy
a. The New Paradigm of International Relations (Prof. Hans Küng)
b. The New Paradigm of International Relations – Response (Prof. Paula Newberg)
c. Promotion of the Common Good in the regulation of Financial Markets? (Prof. Heinz-Dieter Assmann)

Discussion (Moderator: Dr. Karin Johnston)

d. Interreligious Dialogue as Foreign Policy Instrument (Podium Discussion – Prof. David Little, Dr. Thomas Banchoff, Prof. John Borelli, Prof. Hans Küng)

back to top