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9th November 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM GMT
During her long life Edinburgh medical graduate Dr Runa Mackay campaigned for peace and justice. She worked in Nazareth in northern Israel, in South Lebanon and in the West Bank. She protested with CND and Women in Black, was active in the Iona Community and raised funds for Medical Aid for Palestinians.
In this lecture Dr Katherine Trebeck, a writer-at-large at the Edinburgh Futures Institute of the University of Edinburgh, co-founder of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, and member of the Club of Rome, will honour Runa’s life and legacy. Katherine will explore the concept of a wellbeing economy. She will reflect on how it is not enough to be right in our diagnosis of a problem, or satisfied by the necessity of our vision for change. Instead the times we face today demand that those working for change, move beyond the ‘us and them’ approaches to engage in compassionate conversations that build bridges, understanding, and shared visions of a better tomorrow. This was how Runa lived her life.