Globalization – Urbanization – Future. Is there still hope for us?!
Whether we will be able to face up to the global challenges is one of the key questions of our time. In his lecture, globalization expert Franz-Josef Radermacher looks into international developments, exploring two major problem areas. Firstly, against the background of rapid world population growth, increasing conflicts for resources and the problem of increasing environmental pollution, and its impact on the climate, for example, and secondly considering the current global economic crisis, which is the result of a global financial crisis.
The question of sustainable development is drastically compromised by these problem areas. This applies both to ecological problems and to questions of social balance and equity and, hence, global ethical orientation, both from an intra- and intergenerational point of view. Particularly the global cultural problems are identified as crucial factors that further aggravate the eco-social issues.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. F. J. Radermacher is Director of the Forschungsinstitut für anwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung (Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing) and at the same time Professor of Informatics at Ulm University. Additionally, he is President of the Senat der Wirtschaft e. V. association (Bonn, Germany), Vice President of the Ecosocial Forum Europe (Vienna, Austria), and a member of the Club of Rome.
(Lecture in German)