A Free Public Conference on the topic:
Basic Income and Social Protections: Survival Imperatives for the Anthropogenic Age
By Guest Speaker Professor Myron J. Frankman
Author and founder of McGill’s undergraduate program in International Development Studies.
Author of “World Democratic Federalism: Peace and Justice Indivisible,” Mc Gill professor Frankman, has actively dedicated himself to the challenge posed by the divergence of fortunes among the world’s nations and its peoples. He will address the urgent need for the planet-wide provision of both basic incomes and social protections, in combination with open borders.
It was Marshall McLuhan who spoke about marching into the future looking through a rear view mirror. More than forty years have passed since the basic income pilots in the United States and Canada (Manitoba) came and went. Today, national and subnational pilots are again on the agenda despite ongoing major upheavals in our contexts. Climate scientists speak of environmental tipping points beyond which no reliable projections can be made. This must be in a context where the 17th century Westphalian system of sovereign states gives way to world citizenship and, among other things, local stewardship over the preservation of flora and fauna of our endangered planet.
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
Place: Concordia University, School of Community & Public Affairs, 2149 McKay St. basement (between Sherbrooke & De Maisonneuve Blvd.) Metro Guy-Concordia
Time: 7:00 p.m. sharp
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