The Value of [Not] Being Diverse - An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Social Cohesion, Diversity, Moral Pluralism and their Limits

July 24, 2017 - July 26, 2017
International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW), Eberhard Karls University Tübingen


Keynote speakers:

Marcus Emmerich
Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Veronica Lipphardt
University College Freiburg
Arlie Russel Hochschild
University of California, Berkeley

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“Social Cohesion”, “Diversity” and “Pluralism” have become normative central guiding principles in democratic societies. However, the practical implementation of how to define social cohesion, deal with diversity and act in pluralistic societies is rather contested.

Following the spirit of the “Tübingen approach” of an application-oriented ethics, this conference aims to encourage a broad interdisciplinary discussion on social cohesion, diversity and moral pluralism in contemporary societies.

The conference entails sessions on:

Education, Governance, Literature and Neuroscience, Discourses and Institutions, Sustainable Development and Social Cohesion.

The different topics will be rounded off by a panel discussion on Threatened Diversity and Media, with

-        Tanja Thomas (University of Tuebingen)

-        Jörg Armbruster (Journalist)

-        Tom Law (Ethical Journalism Network, London) and

-        Lillian Ikulumet (Journalist).

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June 30, 2017, 9:00am CET

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