4, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor,
and governments are witnessing a resurgence of political and economic
internationalism. Increasingly prominent issues such as the global financial
crisis, the environment, human rights, the developing world, and trade policy
have galvanized efforts by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and
international governmental organizations to become more deeply involved in
government and corporate policies. Considering that these are often
contentiously debated issues, to what degree should sovereign governments be
held accountable to these demands? How should corporations respond in light of
their classic responsibility as wealth generators and engines of the world
economy? This conference will explore the changing roles and responsibilities of
corporations and government vis-à-vis the growing influence of NGOs and
international organizations and weigh the policy challenges that the Obama
administration will face for engaging these topics in
I: Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility in a Global
Adam Greene, United States Council for
Environmental Defense Fund
Josh Gilder, White
House Writers Group
II: The Brave New World of Global Civil Society
University School of Business
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
Mauro De Lorenzo,
author, Despite Good Intentions: Why
Development Assistance to the Third World Has
III: NGOs and Corporate Engagement
University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
Beth Beloff, Golder
author, Just Business: Business Ethics in
information, please contact David Peyton at [email protected].
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please contact Véronique Rodman at [email protected].
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