• 19 Sep 2017 15:00

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This autumn, Professor Peter Wallensteen and Lecturer Daniel Ogden will continue their popular Philosophy Tea talks in an expanded series of three talks. The three individuals they will highlight have contributed to global thinking in different ways: through high-level diplomacy, utopian writings and historical studies.

The series starts with diplomat and economist Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961), a practitioner with a philosophy as seen through his actions as Secretary-General of the United Nations. He will be followed by the American author Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), focusing on her feminist utopian novel, Herland (1915); and then we will discuss the 14th century Arab philosopher, Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406, or 732-808 A.H., i.e. according to the Islamic calendar) from Tunis, best known for his Prolegomena, or ‘Introduction’ which introduces a seven-volume history of the world. All three provide alternatives to dominant Western, realist, masculine, perspectives on international affairs, and thus yield new insights into peace and justice.

September 19: Dag Hammarskjöld: Peace through Preventive Diplomacy?

October 17: Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A World without Men. Utopia or Dystopia?

December 12: Ibn Khaldun: The First Scholar of Social Change?

Dag Hammarskjöld
19th September 3pm

“It has been said that the United Nations was not created in order to bring us to heaven, but in order to save us from hell”
Dag Hammarskjöld 1954

In the first Philosophy Tea for autumn 2017 Peter Wallensteen and Daniel Ogden will link together the peace philosophy of Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961). The thinking of the former UN Secretary-General (1953-1961) cannot be surmised from one text alone. Instead, his actions and statements demonstrate the emergence of a coherent approach to dealing with international crises building on the role of the UN, preventive diplomacy and mediation.

Peter Wallensteen was the first holder of the Dag Hammarskjöld Chair in Peace and Conflict Research (1985-2012), and is now Senior Professor at Uppsala University. Daniel Ogden is a researcher and teacher of utopian ideas, for many years at Uppsala University and now at Mälardalen University.

Each philosophy tea session lasts one hour, with the final twenty minutes being reserved for an open discussion with the audience. The sessions are run in English. 

Tea and scones will be served. All welcome. 

In collaboration with Uppsala University. The sessions will be disseminated as pod casts.

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Listen to the podcast with Peter Wallensteen and Daniel Ogden on Bertha von Suttner at Regina Theatre 8th feb 2017 here:

Podcast Producer: Reginateatern

Podcast Producer: Reginateatern

Podcast Producer: Per Torsner
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Podcast Producer: Per Torsner
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