July 15, 2020 | Global Challenges - Sustainable Futures
Instructor: Dr. Andrzej Ancygier
Language of instruction: English
As part of the digital lecture series, this session will highlight one of our regular FUBiS courses. The instructor will introduce themselves talk a little bit about their experience teaching at FUBiS, and give a short lecture on one of the course’s key topics. Interested in taking the full course the next time it is offered? Continue reading below to find out more.
Description of the regular FUBiS course:
The course introduces students to the politics, governance and ethics of sustainability. The key challenges of our time are global by nature. However, the current system of global governance based on sovereign states (often in competition with each other) is ill equipped to face global challenges such as poverty, climate change, environmental degradation and availability of resources. While states struggle to provide a sustainable future for their citizens, they are increasingly forced into a logic of sustainability for all people and responsibility for the global commons. This new logic is based on the concept of interconnectedness and the impact of our actions on the generations to come.
The course examines major current global challenges divided into economic, political and environmental issues. Climate change is only one of many environmental issues facing our planet, but due to its importance and overwhelming impact, it will be given the main focus of this course.
To read the full course description and access the detailed syllabus, please click here.