After COVID: An Ethical Recovery
How can we ensure that our post-crisis recovery is an ethical one? What would an ethical recovery even involve?
Humanity has recovered from many crises in the past: war, depression, pandemic, natural disaster. Often, we’ve bounced back to create a better future. The Spanish flu was followed by the economic prosperity of the Roaring Twenties. After World War II, the German economy grew to become the world’s most advanced. Following the 2010 earthquakes, Christchurch shook off its conservative reputation to become a city ‘where everything is possible.’
As we emerge from the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, it’s important we draw on the lessons of the past to shape a recovery that future generations will be proud of. We need to carefully consider the dimensions of recovery that will set us up for success over years and decades, not just months.
What can we learn from other recoveries? And how can we draw on these insights to create an ethical recovery? Drawing on the research in his recent book, Andrew Wear will examine past recoveries, explore what went well, what we should do differently and what the lessons might be for the recovery ahead of us. While the COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest crisis in a generation, our recovery also represents an enormous opportunity. Examples from history show that with the right choices, we will go on to create a better, brighter future.
WHEN: Thursday 10 November 2022, 6.30pm
WHERE: Old Boys Lecture Theatre, Newington College
BOOKINGS: via Eventbrite