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Ethics in the Era of Globalization

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May 23, 2022 @ 3:20 pm 4:55 pm UTC+8

This lecture is a part of the Global Open Courses initiative, launched by Tsinghua University). Unlike the Fall 2021 edition where every lecture of the eight courses will be made available, the Spring 2022 edition will only be making 1-2 lectures openly available to the public (this is mainly because of the misaligned academic calendars across universities globally).

This lecture is a part of the course, “Ethics in the Era of Globalization“. Globalization is an unprecedented phenomenon in our times. As various regions in the world are becoming more and more connected with each other politically, economically and culturally, they often differ from each other regarding moral values. Consequently, conflict and convergence of these moral views are an important part of globalization process. Based on in-depth analysis of the dynamism of globalization, this course is going to investigate some related ethic disputes. The selected topics focus on the impact of globalization on traditional moral values in different regions, and the emergence of new ethic value out of globalization. Topics include capitalistic ethics, social equality, universal value, religion, ideology, nationalism, environmental protection, philanthropy and foreign aid, intellectual property among others. The course is to combine reading of ethics classics with current international practice. It lays emphasis on critical thinking, disruptive research and open discussion.

Time: May 23rd, 15:20-16:55, Beijing time (GMT+8)

Link for live stream (and replay): https://www.xuetangx.com/live/QQGKK20220310/QQGKK20220310/11794710/21992421

Tang Xiaoyang
Chair and a professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University.


Tang Xiaoyang is the chair and a professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University. His research interests include political philosophy, global modernization processes, and China’s engagement with developing countries. Tang is the author of Coevolutionary Pragmatism: Approaches and Impacts of China-Africa Economic Cooperation (Cambridge University Press 2020) and has published extensively on the Belt and Road Initiative. Before he came to Tsinghua, Tang worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, UNDP, USAID, and various research institutes and consulting companies.


May 23, 2022
3:20 pm – 4:55 pm UTC+8
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