The Canon Foundation in Europe is a philanthropic, grant-making institution, active in the promotion of international cultural and scientific relations between Europe and Japan. It was established on December 22nd, 1987. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Canon Foundation in Europe the "Canon Foundation in Europe Invited Lecture Series" was established.
In the framework of this series the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB) and Canon Foundation invite you to this special lecture given by Troy Davis followed by a reception on Tuesday, November 27 at 6 p.m. at the JDZB.
Mr Davis outlines the content of his lecture and his profile as follows:
“The lecture is structured in three parts. First, the concept of global citizenship is explained, and as part of this, the difference and uses of the slightly different terms 'world citizenship' and 'global citizenship'.
Then, it is explored what world citizenship means for countries, and in particular, stated to what extent Europe and Japan are already behaving as good 'world citizens'.
After the political part, the concept of world citizenship is applied to multinational companies and the link is made between what is called Corporate Social Responsibility or good corporate citizenship and political global governance.
Troy Davis is an applied philosopher and inventor of the theory of peaceful 'democracy engineering'. Born in Strasbourg (Alsace), he graduated in Physics from Harvard University and started his professional career as Wall Street consultant. He later built up a global network of industry associations dedicated to better environmental performance. As a recognized international expert in Environment Management, he was involved in developing the ISO 14000 standards for Environmental Management. Troy Davis has been a consultant on environmental and industry matters to several UN bodies and other international organizations. Currently, Mr. Davis is a professional independent consulting democracy engineer, also the President of a nonprofit with the goal of creating the world's first international and interdisciplinary School of democracy, the co-founder of the Campaign 'For European Democracy' and the President of the World Citizen Foundation.“
The lecture precedes a conference on “Aspects of Democracy – Towards Solutions for the 21st Century” on the following day organized by the Japanese-German Center Berlin and the Japan Foundation.
Please register with the attached registration file!