Munich Conference - 2016

From July 4 to July 8, 2016, a conference was held in Munich, Germany on the topic of
The Common Good: The Role of Integrity in the Support of Life and Human Security.

Organizers:
Laura Westra lwestra@interlog.com
Franz-Theo Gottwald (Christa Thomas) post@schweisfurth.de


Munich Conference Program


Munich Conference Photos


A message from Laura Westra:

Back from our Munich conference, which I am sure you enjoyed. The only sour note was the many last minute cancellations that altered the program significantly. When we do the final version, about a month before the event, we hope to have the correct information: this was not the case this time, and we hope we will not be disappointed in the future.

Munich is an ideal city for an integrity conference: Full of organics and non-GMOs eateries, almost as many restaurants featuring Mediterranean diets/foods as Italy, beautiful green spaces everywhere. Even the weather cooperated, with warm and sunny days through the meeting. Franz-Theo Gottwald was a wonderful host, and out trip to the nearby Lake was memorable. So thanks again to the local organization !

Please look at the many pictures taken by Colin, available in the link below. Note that he offers to send better versions for those of you who might like some for yourselves : let him know and he will send them to you directly. So thanks to Colin for his hard work throughout the conference. Thanks are also due to Joe Dellapenna who organized an outing enjoyed by many: I was not able to participate because of Peter’s ongoing back problem, but I heard from many who enjoyed it.

I have not received confirmation of the dates from Windsor, but the plans are to meet at the University where the study of ecological integrity started, the University of Windsor, probably on the last week of June: this would be particularly fitting, given that it will be our 25th anniversary in 2017. I will keep you informed, of course: that will offer a respite to your pocketbooks since Canadian dollars and, in general, Windsor itself, is much less costly than Munich was.

I will be in touch again in a few months with the first call for papers. Thank you to all who came and made our program interesting and varied as always!

As you know there has been a shooting in Munich, I believe it was far from our venue and the centre of the city. Despite the heavy armed presence of police it was yet another “disturbed boy”, whose psychiatrist apparently did not notice his ongoing preoccupation with multiple school killings, violence , especially directed at children. As well, apparently his parents did not notice his addition to violent games and his purchase of a gun and hundreds of bullets. Our group has addressed these issues several times, but the general public does not seem to share our concern. No doubt beautiful Munich will soon return to being the vibrant city we have encountered.

Laura Westra, Ph.D., Ph.D.(Law)
Professor Emerita (Philosophy)
University of Windsor, Sessional Instructor (Jurisprudence)
University of Parma, Sessional Professor
Home Address:
222 Barrhill Rd.,
Maple, Ontario
Canada, L6A lL2
voice: 905 303-8181
fax: 905 303-8211
email: lwestra@interlog.com
web: http://www.ecointegrity.net
GEIG: http://www.globalecointegrity.net


Registration Fee : 250 €.
Students : 100 €
payable in cash upon arrival.
Students registration fees will be accepted for a maximum of 3 years in all. After that, the regular fee will be due.


Call For Papers (PDF)


Dinner / Reception:
Rila restaurant (Bulgarian)
Web: http://restaurantrila.de/muenchen/
Kaulbachstr. 33, 80539 München, Tel: +49 (0)89 4899 8804
Bulgarian Specialties in Munich since 2003.


Dear Integrity Friends,

I want to start by thanking those of you who have already sent me your abstracts, including one of the invited speakers. It looks like we will have yet another interesting and wide-reaching program, with participants from Nigeria to Italy and from the US to Paris.

I want to take this opportunity to give you some additional information, which you can see listed on this note, including the date and location of our dinner /reception (July 5). I also would like to extend the deadline for abstract or titles from the invited speakers to February 27, to ensure the widest possible participation.

Note that I will be away from February 27 to March 5, without computer access, but I will prepare the first draft of the program immediately on my return, hence the need for all titles including those from invited participants.

Please note that an additional topic might be the need for controls and assessment of all industrial products, basic as that is to good governance. Also note the suggestion to offset our air travel proposed by Don Brown, which you can of course adapt to your own country of origin.

We recommend participants in GEIG conferences offset ghg emissions from travelling by purchasing offsets from companies that are believed to actually achieve ghg emissions including Native Energy at http://www.nativeenergy.com/how-carbon-offsets-work.html

I look forward to hearing from you, and I look forward to seeing all of you in Munich!

Laura Westra, Ph.D., Ph.D.(Law)
Professor Emerita (Philosophy)
University of Windsor
Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Law
Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Law, University of Milano (Bicocca)
Home Address:
222 Barrhill Rd.,
Maple, Ontario
Canada, L6A lL2
voice: 905 303-8181
fax: 905 303-8211
email: lwestra@interlog.com
web: http://www.ecointegrity.net
GEIG: http://www.globalecointegrity.net


Call For Papers : (Deadline for Abstract Submission - February 26, 2016)

Suggested Paper Topics:


Hotel Information

I have chosen the Hotel Nikolai (German owned), on Nikolaistrasse, which is 12 minutes from the venue, and is a four-star hotel with bathtubs available. The hotel website is http://www.nikolaihotel.de. The double with bath includes internet access breakfast buffet and taxes and is 180 €. Perhaps rooms with shower only are more reasonable.

Another option is the Hotel Biederstein, (email: info@hotel-biederstein.de) which can offer us 10 single rooms at 115 €, including taxes, internet access and breakfast buffet. This one is family owned and has also 24 hour reception service.

All need to be booked as early as possible