Symposium of the Novartis Foundation: "Tackle the crisis with a new world economic ethic?"
Basel, 27 November 2009
The subject of this year's Novartis Foundation Symposium is: "Tackle the crisis with a new world economic ethic?" Speakers will include Hans Küng, theologian and publicist, President of Foundation „Weltethos“; and Ioanna Kuçuradi, Turkish human rights activist and philosopher. The current economic, social and ecological crisis serves as a background for this topic. At the symposium, a new declaration on “Global Economic Ethic – Consequences for Global Businesses” will be presented. Speakers will debate this and other proposals of alternative ways out of the crisis critically. Not only the economic crisis, but also the social dimension, in particular extreme poverty, will prominently figure in the day’s discourse.