Just a friendly final notice/reminder….
The Columbia University Seminars on
Innovation in Education
Ethics, Moral Education, and Society
The Human Lifecycle: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Speakers: Uwe P. Gielen and SungHun Kim
St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights
Monday, January 22nd, 2018, 7 pm,
Faculty House, Columbia University
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Our Seminar has regularly focused on the life-cycles we all experience, but so far only in the context of our own familiar cultural and societal milieu. Now, we want to better understand those “passages” by comparison with those of humans in several non-western societies, differing in their subsistence and economic activities, demographic characteristics, and exposure to the forces of globalization.
How might the journey of your life be different if you had been born, raised, and came to maturity in a radically different culture?
The societies include:
· Australian Aborigines (i.e., nomadic foragers in the early stages of settling down during the 1960s),
· Tibetan traditional, nomadic pastoralists during the 1930s-1940s,
· Buddhist Ladakhi farmers and monks in NW India (1979-1980), and
· 21st century South Koreans who are members of a postindustrial “information society”.
The presentation will include comparisons between pre-industrial societies and modern societies, together with insights from the diverse experiences of:
· childhood and adolescence,
· gender roles,
· religious conceptions of the afterlife, and
· the personal challenges that come with rapid social change and globalization.
Dr. Uwe P. Gielen received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University, has edited/coedited 27 books mostly in the area of international psychology, and is the Executive Director of the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology at St. Francis College.
Dr. SungHun Kim graduated from the University of Seoul, South Korea and subsequently received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches cross-cultural psychology and various methdology courses at St. Francis College. One of his main interests concerns the study of morality from a cross-cultural perspective.
Co-chair, University Seminar on Innovation
516 487-0235 (E-mail preferred)