Panel discussion: External wealth - internal poverty

Thursday 20 November 2014

The saying "Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty" is ascribed to Socrates. It touches the core of the topic 'External wealth – internal poverty', which is dealt with in this year’s lecture series. The latter is run jointly by the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University and Bonn University.

This forms the basis of a panel discussion whose participants will be talking about the above topic on Monday 24 November 2014, at 18:15 in the lecture hall (Audimax) of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Grantham-Allee 20, 53757 Sankt Augustin.

Dr Hubertus Hille, Managing Director of the Bonn/Rhein-Sieg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK), will possibly take a different view on the topic than his discussion partners, including Thomas Egelkamp, Professor for Art Education and Art in the Public Sphere (Alanus University), Volker König, Head of the Department of Communications and Politics at the Evangelic Church in the Rhineland, Bernd Siegemund, Managing Director of B.A.D. Gesundheitsvorsorge and Sicherheitstechnik, a company that is involved with health prevention and safety technology.

Is it really true that the issue - viewed on a global scale – is not much more than a luxury problem that poses itself to a small elitist group? The terms 'wealth and poverty' should possibly not be restricted to financial aspects. Moderator Julian Stech, Editor of the German newspaper Bonner General-Anzeiger, will find out what spectrum is covered by the topic.

The lecture series with the title 'External wealth – internal poverty' will be run jointly by the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Bonn University and Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University. The topic will be approached by philosophers, economists, sociologists, physicians and art therapists from their individual points of view.