Carnegie Council Announces September 19 Book Launch for Global Responsibilities

Sep 1, 2005


As part of the Carnegie Council's "Fairer Globalization" series, the Council will present a new book, Global Responsibilities, edited by former Council Senior Associate, Dr. Andrew Kuper.

The September 19 event will feature Andrew Kuper, alongside famously controversial ethicist Professor Peter Singer, a contributor to the book. They will address the roles and responsibilities of multinational corporations, from the highest level of principle to the most basic level of practice.

In this provocative book, some of the world's leading theorists of ethics, international politics, and economics—including Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen—ask and answer the question: Who must deliver on human rights? The contributors examine the principles necessary for effectively allocating responsibilities to states and non-state actors. They apply this new responsibilities approach to human rights to pressing issues: poverty relief, multiculturalism, corporate responsibility, trade standards, and the reform of multilateral institutions.

Global Responsibilities has already received critical acclaim. For example, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, calls it "a welcome contribution by leading thinkers to the changing landscape of international human rights."

EVENT NAME: Global Responsibilities: Can Multilateral Corporations Deliver on Human Rights?

PANELISTS: Andrew Kuper and Peter Singer

WHERE: Carnegie Council, New York City.

WHEN: Monday, September 19, 5:30-7:30pm (The program concludes with a reception from 7-7:30pm)

RSVP: Free and open to the public. Email [email protected] or telephone Evan O'Neil at 212-838-4120 Ext. 231

About the Speakers: Andrew Kuper is a Managing Director at Ashoka, where he works with some of the world's leading social innovators to launch and disseminate new ideas with global impact. He has been a Fellow of Trinity College at Cambridge University, a visiting scholar at Harvard and Columbia Universities, and Senior Associate at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. He is the author of Democracy Beyond Borders (Oxford, 2004).

Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He was the founding president of the International Association of Bioethics, and with Helga Kuhse, founding co-editor of the journal Bioethics. Singer's writings include Practical Ethics, and One World: the Ethics of Globalization, among others. Two collections of his writings have been published: Writings on an Ethical Life, which he edited, and Unsanctifying Human Life, edited by Helga Kuhse. Recently he published The President of Good and Evil: the Ethics of George W. Bush.

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