Join us on Thursday 15th October when Lord Stephen Green, former chair of HSBC, will deliver a talk with the intriguing title “China and Europe, from Confucius and Aristotle till now: Old Histories, New Understandings”.
What do China and Europe have in common? And what sets them apart? In this fascinating talk Lord Stephen Green fleshes out the tensions and misunderstandings between these two strikingly different cultures, from Confucius to Aristotle to the present day. China’s economic might globally is deeply intertwined to its fascinating cultural fabric – and an enlightening lens to understanding where this global giant stands today. For Europe these are soul-searching times, as it enters the 21st century trying to re-define its common identity and getting its voice heard in a world of emerging great powers.
Lord Stephen Green
Lord Green has a career spanning nearly five decades in the banking industry and politics and is a published author of books covering topics as diverse as Christianity and capitalism, and the rise of Germany as an economic powerhouse. His latest title looks at European identity, and the role it can play in a 21st century of emerging global giants.
Lord Green was made a life peer in 2010 and served as Minister of State for Trade and Investment from 2011–2013. He has held senior roles in McKinsey & Co Inc, HSBC and HSBC Group. He was Chairman of HSBC from 2006–2010. He now chairs the Natural History Museum as well as a number of other charities.
Venue: University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, EH8 9JS
Booking: to secure your place for this lecture please register via this Eventbrite link.
This talk is part of the 2015 Confucius Institute for Scotland Business Lecture Series and is organised in partnership with the University of Edinburgh’s Busines School.