Series of Global Innovation Webinar
New Normal and Rethinking: Global Innovation in Post COVID-19 Era
Global Trends, Opportunities and Challenges
in Post Covid-19 Era for International Collaboration in the Global Higher Education, Global Economy and Science & Technology Innovation
Peace, Dignity and Equality on a Healthy Planet
Theme of the Month:
Innovation for Peace and Harmony
Human beings were born with a desire for “peace”. For example, in the western civilization using the olive branch as a symbol of peace could be traced back to at least 5th century BC Greece. An olive branch was one of the attributes of Eirene, the Greek goddess of peace. The word “peace” is a concept created to mean societal friendship and harmony without hostility and violence. In a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a lack of violent conflict, such as war and freedom from fear of violence between individuals or groups or countries. Throughout development history of mankind, Politian and leaders have used peace-making and diplomacy to establish a certain type of events, activities and behavioral restraint through the signing of various agreements or peace treaties. Such activities have helped the establishment of regional peace, national social and political stability and then the achievement of economic development growth.
What are the causes of a conflict? Research shows that there are various reasons which cause conflict and war. There is rarely one clear cause of conflict which will then trigger to a war. The causes of a war are usually various reasons. However, the economic gain – reorganizing economic and technological resources, is on the top of the list of the causes. This means that the way of economic development is an important issue to any countries around the world. In another word, how to develop the economy or have a fast and sustainable development of the economy? This is clearly in alignment with UN’s mission on the delivery of sustainable development goals. What is the strategic instrument in achieving the mission? Owing to its dimensions and impact, China embracing innovation has positioned itself to provide fresh perspectives and strategic insights in economic development, which has been widely regarded as innovation for peace and harmony. It coincides with the United Nations’ mission on peace, dignity and equality in a healthy planet.
You will hear fresh perspectives from our distinguished speakers on innovation for peace and harmony, peace creation, peace index and peace leadership.
The main goal of this series of innovation forums is to explore the new normal and rethinking of the global innovation trends, opportunities and challenges in the post COVID-19 era, inspire current and strategic thinking, provide a platform for exploring linkages and mechanisms, and explore appropriate and effective modes of maintaining peace, embracing innovation and sustainability, strategic alliances between governments, universities and global firms, international trade, knowledge transfer and knowledge sharing, culture creativity and technology innovation and collaboration globally. Our intent is to provoke creative and innovative ideas, by bringing together various stakeholders, including academics, researchers, university presidents, deans of business schools, corporate leaders, policy makers, venture capitalists, managers, and senior students for exchange of ideas, research findings, current experiences, best practices, and lessons learned. The intellectual lens will rotate around addressing various questions of new normal and rethinking of global trends, opportunities and challenges in the post covid-19 era with a focus on maintaining world peace, dignity and equality in a healthy planet.
United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)
Research Centre for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University, China
China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT)
ELITE Innovation College Cambridge, United Kingdom
UN New Media Peaceever TV
New Normal, Internationalization, Globalization, Post COVID-19, Global Academic Impact, Global Economic Environment, Embracing Innovation, Global Responsible Leadership, Collaboration and Development for Education, Science and Technology Innovation
Duration: 90 minutes
Date: 25th June, 2021 Friday
Time: 13:00-14:30 GMT UK
Format: Virtual / Zoom
General Convenor: Professor Richard Li-Hua, Founder and President, CAMOT, ELITE Innovation College Cambridge, United Kingdom (EICC)
Remarks by Ramu Damodaran, United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)
Remarks by Professor Jin Chen, Tsinghua University
Remarks by Jonas Wilcks, OECD
Professor Narinder Kakar
Permanent Observer to the United Nations
Professor Emeritus at University for Peace
Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University