The Human Being is our Most Valuable Asset
19 November 2008
This stimulating lecture - available to download below - covered a broad range of topics relevant to the contemporary human condition, ranging from questions of resources and risk, through to war and water - pivotal issues in the ultimate challenge to re-establish global political and economic stability.
A must not only for all those interested in the development of the contemporary world but in particular for leaders, researchers and scholars concerned with issues of peace, faith, economics, international relations and human development in the middle east - a region that in many ways is at the epicentre of global issues.
HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan is an eminent thinker and world politician whose lecture addressed some of mankind's most significant questions which go to the heart of ‘being human' in turbulent times. Prince Hassan is renowned for innovative thinking on issues of global peace and a new global settlement which can be applied to address the issues of the world's developing countries and indeed all of those who are excluded from mainstream life.
This was the inaugural public lecture for what will become an annual King Hussein Memorial Public Lecture in ‘Cultural Dialogue'. The purpose of this annual lecture is to promote top-level reflection on intercultural understanding and the creative possibilities of mutual intercultural enrichment. The theoretical work that needs to be done in this area is extensive and urgent, both at a national and an international level, and there are original and creative voices that need to be heard.
The Human Being is Our Most Valuable Asset
- Hassan Lecture.mp3 (last modified: 4 December 2008) - MP3 file
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