Panel Discussion: "Integral Human Development, the Pandemic and the Need for a New Social Ethics"


Location: Online


Amid old poverties, new migrations, and the current pandemic, how can we build a vision for development that embraces technology and honors human dignity? The Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv invites you to join us in virtual sessions from Ukraine, Georgetown, Notre Dame, and the Angelicum in Rome.

Notre Dame

In a time of widespread isolation, let's talk about how to build better societies at the Conference Integral Human Development in the Digital Age: Poverties, Migrants, Pandemics, and the Idea of a New Social Ethics, 23-26 February 2021.


The Conference is a part of an annual international conference series within the framework of a broad theme entitled Integral Human Development in the Digital Age. This series was inaugurated in 2019 by the International Institute for Ethics and Contemporary Issues (IIECI) and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Ukrainian Catholic University.

Thirty-five distinguished speakers from at least five countries (Ukraine, Italy, Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom) will share their insights, expertise, and experience. The conference audience, consisting of an international crowd representing various professions, will also interact with students from our four universities, who will present research projects, case studies analyses, and debates.

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Panel Discussion: "Integral Human Development, the Pandemic and the Need for a New Social Ethics"
Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. EST


R. Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs
Catherine Bolten, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Peace Studies
Julia Kowalski, Assistant Professor of Global Affairs
Rev. James M. Lies, C.S.C., Senior Director for Academic Initiatives & Partnerships (Interim), London Global Gateway
Clemens Sedmak (moderator), Professor of Social Ethics and Interim Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs

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