英国舒马赫学院经济学系主任Jonathan Dawson教授学术报告
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   2015年10月13日,香港岭南大学群芳文化研究与社会发展部于香港主办,西南大学中国乡村建设学院协办,英国舒马赫学院经济学系主任Jonathan Dawson教授学术报告: Buddhist Economics: the relevance of an ancient wisdom tradition to today’s dilemmas (佛教经济学: 古老的智慧传统与当今困境的相关性)。学院薛翠副教授作点评人。

报告摘要:

   Today’s dominant economic philosophy, neoliberalism, pretends to be the most efficient, value-free approach to the subject.  Yet, multiple serious problems come in its wake, including a widening gulf between rich and poor, vast ecological destruction and high levels of instability and volatility.  Visionary economist, E.F. Schumacher, turned to Buddhism to get a deeper insight into the reasons for the malfunctioning of modern economy.  This seminar will explore the growing convergence between the teachings of ancient wisdom traditions, including Buddhism, holistic science and ecosystem design that point us in a quite new direction and open up pathways to a more balanced, harmonious and sustainable econom

 

主讲人介绍:

   Jonathan Dawson is a sustainability educator, currently working as Head of Economics at Schumacher College in Devon. Until recently a long-term resident at the Findhorn ecovillage and a former President of the Global Ecovillage Network, he has around 20 years experience as a researcher, author, consultant and project manager in the field of small enterprise development in Africa and South Asia.

   Jonathan is the principal author of the Gaia Education sustainable economy curriculum, drawn from best practice within ecovillages worldwide, that has been endorsed by UNITAR and adopted by UNESCO as a valuable contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. He teaches this curriculum at universities, ecovillages and community centres in Brazil, Spain and Scotland. He has also adopted the curriculum to virtual format and teaches it through the Open University of Catalunya in Barcelona.

 

Jonathan Dawson教授和薛翠副教授参观岭南大学彩园农耕计划