Kazimieras Simonavičius University and Next Society Institute invite to the workshop “Next Society Interface 2021: Theories, tools, and trainings for grand challenges”, which will take place on October 15th, 2021.
The coronavirus crisis has changed society as we knew it. Many agree now that the virus has exposed the flaws of neoliberalism, austerity policies, and a world economy geared to efficiency rather than sustainability and resilience. Attentive observers have noted that travel restrictions and lockdowns cleared skies and reduced ecological footprints. There is an emerging consensus that this global human tragedy is a wake-up call, dress rehearsal, or golden moment for the transition to a fairer and more sustainable world society that is more resilient not only to pandemics, but also to climate change and the many other grand challenges faced by humanity in the 21st century.
The purpose of the “Next Society Interface 2021” is to reclaim the future as a horizon of alternatives in domains as different as research, business, education, or public administration. Theories, tools, and trainings are featured that facilitate the strategic management of dysfunctional trade-off and, thus, preserve our scope for decision-making in a world where future is and will remain a plural word.
KSU Next Society Institute is honoured to welcome to Lithuania and the workshop internationally recognised speakers: prof. dr. Steffen Roth, prof. dr. Vladislav Valentinov, Prof. Dr. Augusto Sales and others. Speakers and participants of the workshop will also be invited to panel discussion.
Date and time: October 15th, 2021, 10:00 – 14:45 (EET)
The programme of the workshop can be downloaded here.
We invite to participate in the workshop on-line: https://liedm.zoom.us/j/86400552005.