Walker-Said on Corporate Social Responsibility & Human Rights Sept. 26

| September 21, 2012

Walker-Said

Webster University Lentz Fellow in Peace Studies and Human Rights, Charlotte Walker-Said, presents “Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights: Achieving Peace Through Economic Development,” Sept. 26, 5 p.m., in the Emerson Library Conference Room.

Sponsored by the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, the event is free and open to the public.

The recent convergence of anti-globalization, anti-corporate discourses make serious evaluation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) necessary. Critics argue that global initiatives must increase, rather than decrease, the role of corporations in developing economies and markets so that they might foster human rights and freedoms.

CSR has become embedded in the global human rights movement and is changing the nature of human rights philosophy, as well as shaping global governance around the world. Can CSR be a positive force in achieving peace? Does stability come at the cost of certain human rights? This lecture investigates these and other questions.

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