MRI Forum 90

The Ethical Foundation of the European Union

Forum

Date:

  • 10 January 2018

Location:

  • USJ Green Campus, 2F, Library, Estrada Marginal da Ilha Verde, 14-17, Macau, China

Time:

  • 18:30 to 20:00

Cost:

  • Free

Languages:

  • English

Speaker

Forum

Prof. Dr. Anton Jamnik, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Ljubljana, Slovenia

o Professor of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Ljubljana.

o Professor of Business Ethics of the Faculty for Business of the University of Ljubljana.

o Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg, Austria.

Bishop Dr. Anton Jamnik received his Master's degree in 1993 with the work »The Holy between Transcendence and Immanence in Contemporary Slovenian Philosophical Thought«. In the following year he was elected and appointed assistant as the Chair of Philosophy at the Theological Faculty of the University of Ljubljana. He worked on his dissertation Rawls' Ethical Argumentation of Liberalism and he finished his joint PhD from the University of Ljubljana and the University in Oxford (Campion college) in 1996. Since 2012 he is a Professor for Philosophy and Ethics in the Theological Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.

In August 2000 became the director of St. Stanislav's college in Ljubljana. In 2008 became the member of European Academy for Arts and Science in Salzburg. In the last years he gave lectures in Oxford, Cambridge, Barcelona, Harvard University, Boston, Argentina, Tokyo, Cochin, Mumbai, Seoul India and other countries. His research focus is on Business Ethics, bioethics and other fields of applied ethics.

Introduction

The people of Europe in creating an ever-closer union among them share a peaceful future based on common values. The roots of the ethical foundation are in Greek philosophy, Christianity and the Roman law. Conscious of its spiritual and moral heritage the European Union is founded on the universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity; it is based on the principles of freedom, security, the Common Good and justice. The European Union seeks to promote a balanced and sustainable development and ensures free movement of persons, services, goods and capital. To this end the Charter of the European Union aims to strengthen the protection of fundamental rights in the light of changes in society, social progress as well as scientific and technological developments