Panel discussion “Society & Emotion: What do we learn from current crises?”

May 10, 2022, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FHWien der WKW, Währinger Gürtel 97, 1180 Wien, Room: B001
Photo by Matthieu Joannon on Unsplash
Photo by Matthieu Joannon on Unsplash

The high-level roundtable discussion with political scientist Natascha Strobl and business ethicists Thomas Beschorner and Markus Scholz will take place on Tuesday, 10.5.2022 at 17:00 at FHWien of WKW with free admission.

Human rights violations, climate crisis, Covid pandemic and the war of aggression on Ukraine – how do we react in permanent crisis mode to events that are additionally influenced by Fake News and interpreted in amazingly different ways?

It is known from research that subconscious basic assumptions influence one’s own perception as well as the ability to think. Thus, no one is immune to a distortion of one’s own perception. These distortions inhibit the ability to find a common denominator or to remain in discourse. Followers, online trolls and social bots reinforce this effect. This is because social media and filter bubbles create supposed clarity through permanent repetition. Suddenly, facts play a seemingly secondary role, unless they can be emotionalized. The emotionalized human being, homo sapiens emotionalis, shapes his environment. Crises are not only a challenge for our society, because new circumstances also offer new opportunities. The question is what we can and want to learn from crises.

After an implus lecture by political scientist Natascha Strobl, she will discuss the question “Society & Emotion: What do we learn from current crises?” with the two business ethicists Thomas Beschorner and Markus Scholz.



Keynote speech Mag.a Natascha Strobl

Panel discussion

Prof. Dr. Thomas Beschorner (Business Ethicist, Director of the Institute for Business Ethics, Univ. St. Gallen)

Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz (Business Ethicist, Director of the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability, FHWien der WKW)

Mag.a Natascha Strobl (Political Scientist, Author, Analyst, Publicist)

Questions from the audience

Afterwards, there will be the opportunity to talk personally with the discussants over drinks and snacks. Participation is free of charge. Registration is requested (the number of participants is limited).

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