Reflecting on the current change in era in order to focus on the new contours of that peculiar relationship between generations that is the educational challenge. With this aim in mind, Università Cattolica, on the occasion of its centenary, is promoting from 30 September the initiative "A Century of the Future: the University between the Generations", a cycle of conferences where internationally renowned scholars will offer some keys to interpreting the great transformations imposed by technology and to facing the future challenges awaiting the new generations. Among them, Luciano Floridi, Jeffrey Sachs, Maryanne Wolf, José Tolentino de Mendonça, Antonio Spadaro, Pierangelo Sequeri, Michael Sandel, Gianfranco Ravasi.
«The basic question we have asked all the speakers in this series is: how can we share with today's young people the value of knowledge oriented towards the search for truth and goodness, which critically takes into account the radical technological transformations and the new global challenges?» ‒ explains Fausto Colombo, Rector’s Delegate for Institutional Branding, Communication and Promotion at Università Cattolica. The idea is «to promote and initiate a reflection on the current change of epoch, to which Pope Francis insistently reminds us, in the light not only of the new scientific and technological discoveries, but also of the contradictions and expectations in the field of equality, justice, environment and an economy on a human scale».
There are two strands of reflection that characterise the cycle of Conferences: «One is more scientific and disciplinary, oriented towards the description and interpretation of the ‘external world’, the other is constituted by theological studies, with the task of reading our religious roots as a key to interpreting the present and the future: an unprecedented solution that testifies to our holistic and humanistic vision of knowledge», explains Professor Colombo.
The cycle will be opened by Luciano Floridi, Professor at Oxford University and one of the most authoritative voices in contemporary philosophy, with a conference entitled "Digital Times. Building a responsible future", scheduled for Thursday 30 September, at 5 p.m..