Panel Discussion Philosophy: Culture & Identity – What’s Missing in Contemporary Conversation?

L to R: Wolfram Eilenberger, Fritz Breithaupt, Paula Aboud, Kean Wong, Simon Longstaff © L to R: Wolfram Eilenberger, Fritz Breithaupt, Paula Aboud, Kean Wong, Simon Longstaff

Wed, 13.09.2017

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Ethics Centre, Sydney

Wolfram Eilenberger and Fritz Breithaupt in Conversation with Kean Wong and Paula Abood, moderated by Simon Longstaff (AO)

From Australian politicians with two passports to the treatment of the Rohinga in Myanmar, debates around immigration, nationality and citizenship are as divisive as Trump’s proposed wall between the US and Mexico. Globalisation has increased multiculturalism across the world. Yet even in politically stable countries like Germany and Australia, discussions around culture and identity are polarised and tribal. How do we respect diversity without creating division? Join German and Australian thinkers and philosophers for an exploration into dealing with our differences.
Wolfram Eilenberger is a German philosopher, journalist and writer. He is the editor of Philosophie Magazin and programs the philosophy festival
Fritz Breithaupt is professor of Germanic Studies and affiliated professor of cognitive science at Indiana University Bloomington.
Paula Abood is a cultural worker and educator, writer and creative producer. She was the 2013 recipient of the Australia Council’s Ros Bower Award for lifetime achievement in community arts and cultural development practice.
Kean Wong is a journalist who has reported, edited and produced for the past 30 years across Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.
Simon Longstaff is the executive director of The Ethics Centre and host of this discussion.

Language: English
Tickets: $19 + Booking Fee
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This event is part of the series Responsibility & Humanity – Nature, Culture and Terror presented in Australia by the Goethe-Institut. The series investigates key philosophical questions of our time. Curated by a German-Australian team of experts, the events explore topics that challenge and move us. ​A group of four contemporary German thinkers will join an equally interesting range of Australian guests in a different kind of dialogue.