IMPACT MONDAY | Why global collaboration is not just wishful thinking

October 21, 2019
6:30 pm

During this Impact Monday, philosopher of science, professor and author Michael Vlerick dived into the theme of ‘worldwide collaboration’. He considers it to be the major yet not insurmountable challenge of our time, key to solving many societal issues.

To tackle big societal challenges, such as climate change, overpopulation, migration and poverty, we have to collaborate on a global scale. The current international political context where freeriding behavior seems to reign supreme, shows that worldwide cooperation is not an easy feat. Not surprisingly so, states Michael Vlerick, since cooperating beyond the boundaries of our groups is not what we evolved to do.

In his book ‘De tweede vervreemding’, Michael Vlerick shows that efficient and legitimate global collaboration is nevertheless no utopia. In fact, we have all the means at our disposal to make it happen. The time has come for a new global social contract.

PRICING? 5 euros to pay in cash at the entrance

WHEN? Monday the 21st of October, from 6.30 to 8 pm.

WHERE? Jozef II-straat 20, 1000 Brussels

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