Global Ethics Day 2017

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Global Ethics Day 2017

Time: October 19, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm
Location: Lebanese University- Beirut-Lebanon
Event Type: ethical, leadership
Organized By: Alain Safa
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2017

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Panel: Ethical leadership

Place: Lebanese University -Beirut- Lebanon

Time: Thursday, 13:00 - 15:00 pm ( Beirut time)

As part of Global Ethics Day, the Lebanese University - Beirut, hosts a panel on the 19th of October 2017 about ethical leadership.

As the Middle East is marked by war, terror and miseries, any future settlements of the conflicts and any tools for transitional justice should be guided by ethical leaders who value morals and ethics in their leadership.

What is ethical leadership? how can students of international relations transform themselves and their societies to create peace? How can ethical leadership promote international peace?

Alain Safa is a Swedish- Lebanese poet and transformation agent with 40 years of experience. CEO of Touch consulting Int. agency. He was the project leader of the integration process of the newly arrived refugees to Sweden.

 He is the author of a Swedish book “ Ryggsäcken “ (2013),  which has been translated to English - “the backpack “ (in print in USA). In addition, to his coming book "The power of transformation".

He will be in conversation with Dr. Leila Nicolas, Professor of international affairs at the Lebanese University, political writer and commentator on int. media outlets, founder of "Lebanese for Democracy and global Governance".

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