Beyond being good corporate citizens … do international companies operating in China have a moral duty to advance democracy and human rights?
Pace University NYC Campus – Media Alert Wednesday, December 9 at 2:30 pm, 1 Pace Plaza (East of City Hall)
FREE Lecture/Book Signing Event, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Dr. Michael A. Santoro, author of China 2020: How Western Business Can – and Should – Influence Social and Political Change in the Coming Decade
In his latest book, Santoro says that it is in the economic interest of Western companies to abandon their “complacent partnership” with the Chinese government … and stick their necks out and press for things like an independent judiciary and Internet freedom.
The costly recall in 2007 by Mattel of millions of toys tainted with lead paint is just one example of the business danger for Western companies if they fail to hold their suppliers accountable.
About Michael A. Santoro: Santoro is an Associate Professor of Business Ethics (with tenure) at the Rutgers Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University, a J.D. from New York University, and an A.B. from Oberlin College. His latest book, China 2020, was published by Cornell University Press in May 2009. His first book, Profits and Principles: Global Capitalism and Human Rights in China, was widely praised. In April 2000, Prof. Santoro testified before the United States Senate Finance Committee on the human rights implications of China’s entry into the World Trade Organization.
When: Wednesday, December 9 at 2:30 pm
Where: Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, Downtown NY Campus (East of City Hall), Multipurpose Room
Event Co-Sponsors: Pace’s Confucius Institute is the first university-based institute in New York City. Founded in partnership with China’s Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, Pace’s Confucius Institute integrates pedagogical, scholarly, and professional expertise in the promotion of the study of Chinese language and culture. The Center for Global Business Programs at Pace’s Lubin School of Business enhances the global capabilities of students and faculty by providing high-quality academic and professional experiences, facilitating learning, and supporting applied research in the global environment.
Media RSVP: Samuella Becker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172.
About Pace. For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu