Integral Human Development in the Digital Age

Poverties, Migrations, Pandemics, and the Idea of a New Social Ethics

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February 23-26, 2021
Location: Online Livestream

In 2019, the International Institute for Ethics and Contemporary Issues and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Ukrainian Catholic University inaugurated an annual international conference series within the framework of a broad theme entitled "Integral Human Development in the Digital Age." The underlying aim of the series is to bring diverse fields of study into a fruitful multidisciplinary dialogue on matters of public relevance, with special reference to integral human development and within a specific context of Catholic social teaching.

The 2021 conference theme is "Integral Human Development in the Digital Age: Poverties, Migrations, Pandemics, and the Idea of a New Social Ethics." The conference is intended to be an open-ended critical forum for exploring the multiple ethical dimensions of poverties, migrations, and pandemics. It also aims at articulating, however tentatively, central thematic elements of any new social ethics that can legitimately hope to surpass the limits of some of the present guiding ideas of social ethics in Europe today. On the third day of the conference (Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. EST) Berkley Center Senior Fellow Katherine Marshall will be interviewed by Senior Fellow José Casanova about religion and integral human development on the global stage. On the fourth day of the conference (Friday, February 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. EST) the two will be joined by Georgetown University colleagues Kim Daniels and Rev. David Hollenbach, S.J., for a panel on "Refugees, Immigrants and Pandemic: The Relevance of the Principles of Subsidiarity, Solidarity, and Fraternity as the Ethical Guidance."

The full conference schedule and livestream is available here.

This conference is hosted by International Institute for Ethics and Contemporary Issues and the Faculty of Social Sciences at Ukrainian Catholic University and co-sponsored by Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum); and University of Notre Dame.

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