Global Dialogue Conference 2009: Responsibility Across Borders?
AIM: This conference will highlight the signifi cance of intercultural value research for the international debate on climate change. Policies on climate
change are framed in terms of concrete interests and strategies, but they are motivated by notions of responsibility that in turn rest on conceptions of justice and human well-being. Responsibilities can only be ascribed to agents who understand that they are under an obligation to produce or maintain a certain value. A better understanding of cross-cultural diff erences in values and associated models of responsibility may lead to more effective negotiation of transnational policies. The conference will also investigate the role of individuals as citizens and consumers.
OBJECTIVES: The conference will compare conceptions of responsibility across cultures. In doing so, the meeting will explore the role of intercultural value research for the formulation, communication, and practical implementation of ecological responsibilities.
FORMAT: Taking ecological responsibility requires that change in our praxis is promoted through responsible public communication, education,
financial and economic organization. Responsible practice often reveals underlying values. Thus, the conference will bring together international scholars in the Humanities and human sciences, educators, journalists, business researchers, and business representatives reporting on current praxis. To increase cross-disciplinary dialogue, participants will be able to choose freely among parallel sessions in four tracks:
TRACK 1: CONCEPTUAL AND FOUNDATIONAL ISSUES
TRACK 2: EDUCATION
TRACK 3: JOURNALISM
TRACK 4: BUSINESS (RESEARCH AND PRAXIS)
See more at www.globaldialogueconference.org