Governance and Activism
This course is an introduction to political systems and seeks to activate individual agency in society. It covers topics such as climate change, social inequality, threats to democracy and human rights while addressing the challenge of every person ́s responsibility in political and economic life. Gerald shares his experiences, challenges, threats and opportunities while working as an anthroposophist in politics and in public life in a European context. He works with questions such as: How can we meet our responsibility for the social future of mankind? (How) Can we act in public affairs without having to become a politician? Does Rudolf Steiner ́s impulse for a threefold social organism have any meaning and relevance for today?
Gerald Häfner is a German politician who served as an Member of the European Parliament for Alliance ’90/The Greens between 2009 and 2014. He has had three separate spells as a member of the Bundestag between 1987 and 2002. In 1980 he was one of the founding members of the Greens. Gerald has a deep connection to anthroposophy and currently …