The Ethics of Global Competence Symposium
On April 5th, the Center for Character and Social Responsibility (CCSR) hosted The Ethics of Global Competence symposium featuring guest speakers from Reitaku University of Japan. The panel discussed global ethics, focusing on the book “Happiness and Virtue: Beyond East and West Toward Our New Global Responsibility.”
- Dr. Osamu Nakayama: the President of Reitaku University and the Director of its Center for Moral Science and Education;
- Shujiro Mizuno, Ed.D: Professor at Reitaku University and Vice President of the Japanese Association of Certified Professional Counselors;
- Professor Peter Luff: Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Reitaku University and a fellow of the Research Center for Moral Science at the Institute of Moralogy; and
- Dr. Karen Bohlin: Head of the Montrose School in Medfield, Massachusetts and a Senior Scholar at Boston University’s CSSR.
The event began with short presentations from the panelists on the chapters that they have written for the book “Happiness and Virtue: Beyond East and West Toward Our New Global Responsibility.” Each presentation was followed by a response from the discussants. The symposium concluded the evening with an open discussion with the authors, discussants, and audience. Included in attendance was Dean Hardin Coleman, Boston University School of Education, and Douglas Sears, Associate Provost and Assistant to the President, Boston University.
The Ethics of Global Competence symposium was held in conjunction with the Center for Character and Social Responsibility (CCSR). The mission of the CCSR is to support the professional development of individuals and institutions which seek to expand their awareness, knowledge, and skills in the areas of character development and social responsibility consistent with principles of healthy personal development.