Prof. David Ives is director of the Albert-Schweitzer-Institute, perpetuating the work of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Albert Schweitzer.

I am life which wills to live and I exist in the midst of life which wills to live” concisely lines out fundamental aspects of Albert Schweitzer’s philosophy: our interconnectedness and compassion for all living things, and more generally the impact every one of us has on our world. The Albert Schweitzer Institute with David Ives as its director perpetuates his valuable work in the areas of humanitarian values, health and peace. Even having passed away in 1965, there is still much to be learned from Albert Schweitzer’s visions for current political conflicts and challenges, led by the resolve to cooperate and respect each other. He was convinced of the need to encourage young adults in expanding their horizons. Additionally, we need to frame aims and obstacles in a global perspective. David Ives will talk about Schweitzer’s and his own visions and how they translated these into actions. Take the opportunity to strengthen your own vision and inspiration through this impressing personality, who always lived the visions he proclaims.

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