1 June 2015
Prof Eva Latham, Chair of the Centre for Human Dignity at HELP University, conducted a series of talks and discussions on human dignity and ethical behavior for students during April-May 2015.
Prof Latham is the founder and president of Human Rights Teaching International in The Hague, Netherlands. She was the joint recipient with Vaclav Havel (then President of the Czech Republic) of a Unesco award in recognition of her work on behalf of human rights. Prof Latham is also a consultant to profit and non-profit organisations around the world. She serves on the board of multiple organisations promoting human rights and human dignity.
Lecture on “Values in multicultural organisations”
Audience: Foundation students (Arts and Science, sem 3)
Discussion on “Ethical action and solutions to social problems”
Audience: Foundation and BIT students; venue: HELP Residence
Testimonials from students
I’m really grateful to spend the evening with you talking about issues which are really useful and meaningful. I really gained something from the talk. I wish I would gain more information in the forthcoming talks. My gratitude to the Vice-Chancellor for giving us this opportunity to have a discussion with Prof. The evening was a memorable one. As I said earlier, I believe I’ll bring change by having good ethics and by inspiring people.
Thank you very much.
Mugheshkumar Soma Segeran (India)
Foundation in Arts (Sem 1)
I am Seow Woon. I’d like to sum up some ideas that I got from yesterday’s discussion. I am not familiar with world issues, but through this meeting, I got to know the problems of Syria and Nigeria. Not only that, I got to know the problems of our society by listening to the other students and trying to think of solutions to problems. Even though we didn’t get a solution, deep inside we know that everything comes from within us.
Foundation in Arts
Through your talk, I got know that every country has its own social problems, including Malaysia. I’ve also got to know about the importance of ethics. I also can make friends with international students and learn from their culture. I have gained useful knowledge. Thank you Professor Latham. I greatly appreciate it.
Foundation in Arts
I attended the Ethics meetup organised by Dr Eva Latham on 21 May 2015 and it was very enlightening. From the different arguments, I was able to see things from a different perspective. I was also able to make arguments myself over issues that I believed I knew something about; if given the opportunity I’ll surely try to attend the meetup again.
Emmanuel Olalere (Nigeria)
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