On Thursday, January 9, 2020, members of the IPSP Steering Committee presented at a half-day conference at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon. The conference had a twofold purpose: to mark the Portugese edition of the Manifesto for Social Progress and to launch in Portugal, the International Panel on Social Progress’s Report “Rethinking Society For XXIst Century.”

The President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Dr. Isabel Mota opened the event followed by interventions by José Tavares (NOVA School of Business and Economics) and Marc Fleurbaey (IPSP co-Director and Princeton University), as well as the screening of the documentary film A new society by film maker Sofie Wolthers (Wilma’s Wish Productions production, 2017) about the work of the IPSP.

The film screening was followed by a panel discussion, moderated by João Caraça (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Board of Trustees), with Olivier Bouin (IPSP co-Director), Gustavo Cardoso and Guya Acornero (Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa).

The Portuguese edition of the “Manifesto for Social Progress” includes a forward by Gustavo Cardoso and was translated from English by Caterina Foa (ISCTE- University Institute of Lisbon) with the title “Um Manifesto Pelo Progresso Social: Ideias Para Uma Sociedade Melhor” and jointly published by ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon and the Gulbenkian Foundation.

The Gulbenkian Foundation has been among the very first supporters of the International Panel on Social Progress.

For information about the Portuguese edition of the book, please contact us at info@ipsp.org.

Full video of the event made possible thanks to the Gulbenkian Foundation. The conference and the round table videos NOW AVAILABLE. For more information about the conference, visit here.