Ethics of Business, Trade, and Global Governance Online Conference

December 4, 2020 |

The Saint Anselm College Center for Ethics in Business and Governance, in cooperation with the Department of Finance—University of Vienna and the University of St Andrews Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance, will be holding an online conference on Friday December 4, 2020 on the theme, "The Ethics of Business, Trade, and Global Governance." The plenary speaker will be Douglas Irwin, the John French Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College.

International trade policies and disputes have dominated domestic and international politics. From the continued negotiations in the EU and the UK over Brexit to US-China tariff battles, the questions and debates over international trade and capital flows will not be going away, particularly in the midst, and in the aftermath, of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these trade discussions highlight the economic benefits and costs of individual trade deals or policies without examining the diverse ethical, economic, social and political ramifications of globalization and trade for global actors as well as for local communities and businesses. What is needed now is a more comprehensive, interdisciplinary discussion of the complexities of international commerce.

The goal of this one-day conference is to bring together ethicists, economists, political scientists, international relations scholars, policy experts, and business leaders to examine not only the political and economic impact of globalization but also how international trade and investment can be conducted more ethically.

Download the call for proposals
We will accept proposals for individual presentations, entire panels (3-5 presentations per panel), or moderated panel discussions. Individual proposals should consist of an abstract of no more than 350 words. Individual presentations at the conference will be about 20 minutes. Proposals for panels should include a proposed title and brief explanation (50-100 words) of the panel along with abstracts for each presentation. Roundtables should include a title, a list of participants, and an explanation (up to 350 words) of the questions and issues the roundtable will address. The submission deadline is September 15, 2020. All proposals and questions about the conference may be submitted via email to Kyle Hubbard.

December 4, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Online only

Kyle Hubbard,