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Free Trade, Fair Trade, and Sustainable Trade: The Case of Resource Extraction

Thursday, December 7, 2006 09:30 AM to
Friday, December 8, 2006 06:00 PM


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Freedom is just; fairness is just; sustainability is just. How do policymakers weigh and advance the sometimes contradictory aims of economic efficiency, equity, and sustainability? In assessing free, fair, and sustainable trade, is it possible to move toward a more moral form of trade? This conference examines the question of how to balance free and fair trade—and applies insights to the case of equitable resource extraction.



Panel One: Can and Should Trade Be Used to Promote Human Rights, Fairness?

AUDIO: Why Economics Matters in Foreign Policy
Edward Lincoln, Director, Center for Japan-U.S. Business, New York University

AUDIO: How Non-state Actors Are Part of a New Balance of Powers
Andrew Kuper, Managing Director for Strategic Partnerships at Ashoka

AUDIO: A Framework and Principles for a Fairer Trading System
Christian Barry, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin


Panel Two: Reconciling What Is Possible with What Is Desired: The Goals of Free, Fair, and Sustainable Trade.

AUDIO: Coherence, Sanctions, and Human Rights Objectives
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Visiting Professor, Graduate Program in International Affairs, New School University

AUDIO: Fairness and Export Subsidies in Global Trade
Mathias Risse, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Philosophy, Harvard University

AUDIO: Global Civil Society Mechanisms for Creating Fairer Trade
Michael E. Conroy, Program Director for Global Governance, Rockefeller Brothers Fund


Panel Three: Institutionalizing Fairness?

AUDIO: Procedural and Substantive Fairness in Trade Negotiations
Junji Nakagawa, Professor of International Economic Law, University of Tokyo

AUDIO: Institutionalizing Fairness: Making Trade Work for People
Kamal Malhotra, Senior Adviser on Inclusive Globalisation, UNDP


Panel Four: Trading with Bad Actors

AUDIO: Reconciling Business Ethics Approaches
David Rodin, Director of Research, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

AUDIO: Developing Economy Dependence on Natural Resource Trade
Keith Slack, Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam America

Discussant:
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Visiting Professor, Graduate Program in International Affairs, New School University


Panel Five: Pricing and Technology

AUDIO: Price and Technology Opportunities in Managing Energy Resources
David Dell, President, Sustainable Profitability Group

Discussants:
Michael E. Conroy, Program Director for Global Governance, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Keith Slack, Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam America


Panel Six: The China Factor in Global Ethics

AUDIO: Human Rights Issues and the Africa-China Economic Relationship
David Shinn, Adjunct Professor, The Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University

AUDIO: The West's Reaction to the 2006 China-Africa Summit
Stephanie T. Kleine-Ahlbrandt, International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations


Panel Seven: Global Resource Distribution

AUDIO: Global Institutions and the Role of Resources
Thomas Pogge, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

AUDIO: A Critical Perspective on the Natural Resource Curse
Sanjay G. Reddy, Assistant Professor of Economics, Barnard College


Closing Speech:
Noboru Maruyama, General Secretary, The Uehiro Foundation


2006 Oxford-Uehiro-Carnegie Council Conference participants

Location:
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10021-7496

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