CALL FOR PAPERS Please submit an abstract of 500-700 words for consideration to Mark Pufpaff(email@example.com) by 30 April, 2017.Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by 30 June 2017. The deadline for final papers of 3000-4000 words is 1 November, 2017.
Introduction At the dawn of this 21st century, Peter Drucker made this observation about the common good: “This is not the first pluralist society in history. But all other earlier pluralistic societies destroyed themselves because no one took care of the common good. They abounded in communities but could not sustain community, let alone create it. If our modern pluralistic society is to escape the same fate, the leaders of all institutions will have to learn to be leaders beyond the walls.” (Peter Drucker, “The New Pluralism,” Leader to Leader, No. 14 Fall 1999). Drucker’s observation pinpoints the challenge we hope to address in the MRI’s 2017 symposium on “Education for the Common Good”, which is being prepared in cooperation with the University of Saint Joseph, Macau. He notes that the common good and learning to care for it are indispensable, if our global civilization is to survive, let alone flourish. Learning to care for 2 the common good, of course, requires education. But which vision of the common good, and what sort of education should we seek in order to achieve it?