Grand Challenges lecture series ILAS 2017-2018 - Page 2

GRAND CHALLENGES LECTURE SERIES The Grand Challenges take place in the architecturally inspiring spaces at Keele Hall. Our Mission The Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Keele brings together researchers from Health, Humanities and Social Sciences and Natural Sciences both within the university and from across the world. It is a vibrant, welcoming hub which offers spaces and places for conversations between diverse fields and for debating the challenging questions that we face today. Its energising environment stimulates the academic and cultural life of the University for all students, our staff and the wider Keele community. 2 Grand Challenges From the social and environmental effects of climate change to the impact of technology on humans and their relationships, we face challenges that endanger basic human needs, the ways we organise and live in our communities and which influence life chances and opportunities. Our choices, priorities and the ways we seek to deliver them will shape futures and we can no longer look to any one academic discipline or research area to provide solutions. Our Grand Challenges speakers offer their fresh perspectives on the political, ethical and intellectual problems that we face today. Following the colourful autumn programme; Professors David Croisdale-Appleby on the Future of Health and Social Care, Kate Pickett on Inequality, Shane O’Neill on the Fabric of Global Justice and Andrew Stirling on Emancipating the Processes of Social Transformation, Grand Challenges 2018 continues with more stimulating questions, topics and provocations from an exciting line up of distinguished presenters. Our events are open to all and free of charge and we look forward to welcoming you to the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Grand Challenges Lecture very soon. To book your free lecture tickets visit: keele.ac.uk/ilas/whatson To find out more about the Institute and the Grand Challenges programme visit: keele.ac.uk/ilas/ grandchallenges To see previous lectures visit: keele.ac.uk/ilas/ institutevideos 3