News from the IGS

22 Mar 2019

The Threat and Promise of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Public Lecture: 25 March, 18:30 – 19:30, Villa H  IGS-Campus (Entrance from the street)

4IR has emerged as a major talking point over the past few years. Much of the conversation has been over the ‘inevitability’ that it will transform the future of humanity. It is no surprise, then, that the challenged posed – or thought to be posed – by this issue has engaged educators and their institutions across the world.
Amongst the questions that have been raised are linked to the curriculum, the role of technology in the home and class-room, and the future of the human-centred disciplines.
This talk (and the Question and Answer Session that will follow) will consider these, and other, issues associated with the 4IR.

Peter Vale is the Founding Director of the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS), and Professor of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg. Until 2010 he held the Nelson Mandela Chair of Politics, Rhodes University – he continues to hold this title as Emeritus Professor.
Vale has been a Professor/Scholar in Australia, Mozambique, Namibia, The Netherlands, Norway, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Brazil and Singapore where he is currently a Visiting Professor in Global Affairs and Public Policy at Nanyang Technological University.
He is Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF); and Fellow of the African Academy of Science, the Royal Society of South Africa, and the World Academy of Arts and Science. He is also a Member of Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.

Tea will be served after the lecture. You will have the chance to meet Prof. Peter Vale after the lecture.