The Biggest Threats to Humanity. Seminar and Book Launch on International Day of Education
Welcome to a seminar and book launch on International Day of Education which will be held virtually via Zoom (free of charge).
Meeting the Challenges of Existential Threats through Educational Innovation, written by 19 leading experts in their field based on cutting-edge research, is the first book of its kind to provide an educational and systematic analysis of problems and solutions regarding the most pressing threats that humankind is facing.
Meet the authors who will talk about the importance of education responding to significant threats; including climate change, pandemics, decline in global biodiversity, overpopulation, egoism, ideologies, nuclear, biological and chemical warfare, inequality, artificial intelligence, and ignorance and the distortion of truth.
More information about the book here: https://www.routledge.com/Meeting-the-Challenges-of-Existential-Threats-through-Educational-Innovation/Saeverot/p/book/9780367894856
14.00-14.10: Introduction/ Herner Saeverot and Glenn-Egil Torgersen
14.10-14.20: Existential threats can only be met with education/ Nils Chr. Stenseth
14.20-14.30: Climate change. Foundations for a transformative learning agenda/ Jennifer Joy West
14.30-14.40: Infectious disease threats—antibiotic resistance, covid-19 and future pandemics/ Birgitte Freiesleben de Blasio
14.40-14.50: From Miasms to Covid-19/ Jörn Klein
14.50-15.00: Holding oneself in the world: Is there a need for good egoism?/ Gert Biesta
15.00-15.10: Inequality: Education, opportunity and existential threat/ Ron Thompson
15.10-15.20: How can education and knowledge of the unforeseen help reduce the threat posed by ideologies?/ Herner Saeverot and Glenn-Egil Torgersen
15.20-15.30: Understanding the threat of nuclear, biological and chemical warfare/ Halvor Kippe, Stig Rune Sellevåg and Per Leines Lausund
15.30-15.40: Artificial Intelligence: Is the power matched with responsibility?/ Marija Slavkovik
15.40-15.50: Ignorance and truth/ Tomasz Szkudlarek
15.50-16.00: The decline in global biodiversity and how education can be part of the solution/ Louise McRae and Monika Böhm
16.00-16.15: Discussion/ Herner Saeverot