r the upcoming Karlsgespräch on Monday, 7th May 2018 at 7pm, Karlshochschule is happy to welcome Christian Felber, co-founder of attac Austria and initiator of the movement "Economy for the Common Good". He will be talking about ethical world trade as alternative to TTIP, CETA & Co.: neither "extreme" free trade nor extreme protectionism can make the global economy fair and sustainable.
The question is: with which objective do we want to trade globally, under which framework, and who is creating the rules?
The event is organised in cooperation with the City of Karlsruhe, the Café Initial and the Evangelische Erwachsenenbildung Karlsruhe. The Weltladen Karlsruhe (fair trade shop) and the regional group of the Economy for the Common Good will have a booth and inform about their work, while the Karlsruher Energie- und Klimaschutzagentur gGmbH will compensate the ecological footprint of the event.
To conclude the evening, visitors are invited to stay for a drink and discussion.
I expect there to be a platform, or forum, where the exchange of socially and politically valid topics can be freely discussed by scientists, artists, politicians and ordinary citizens. Where high profile speakers regularly stimulate animated discussion, ensuring differing scientific disciplines and social groups understand and inspire each other. I imagine these "Karlsgespräche" are representative of an open, cosmopolitan University, along with many other similar programs and events at Karlshochschule.
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