The long human odyssey of self-discovery has reached a crucial stage: everything we do affects everyone and everything else – and we know it. The next hundred years will bring more change than we can easily imagine: more opportunities for more people to achieve the fulfilment of a good life, and more risks that could result in catastrophic harm to the entire planet.
Stephen Green will explore how the wisdom of the world’s greatest cultures can become mutually transforming and enriching. In particular, he will question whether the world-view of the world’s most important and influential powers – China and America (the one fundamentally Confucian, the other essentially individualist) – can be made to work together constructively.
Stephen Green served as group Chairman of HSBC from 2005 to 2011 and a previous Minister of State for Trade and Investment in the British government. He is an ordained priest in the Church of England and a member of the House of Lords.