Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

October 2, 2007

Stephen Young to Present Lecture on Moral Capitalism Oct. 15 at Whitworth University

Stephen B. Young, global executive director of the Caux Round Table, will present a lecture, "Moral Capitalism: Reconciling Private Interest with Public Good," on Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theater in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. Admission is free. For more information, please visit www.wacspokane.org. Young's lecture is presented by Whitworth University's School of Global Commerce & Management, The World Affairs Council of Spokane, and Hotel Lusso.

Young is author of the book Moral Capitalism, which is based on principles developed by the Caux Round Table, an international network of experienced business leaders who advocate a principled approach to global capitalism. In his book, Young argues that the ethical standards inherent in capitalism have been compromised by cultural values inimical to capitalism's essentially egalitarian and rational spirit, distorted by the short-sighted dog-eat-dog doctrines of social Darwinism into what he calls brute capitalism. Young demonstrates how the Caux Round Table's Seven General Principles for Business can serve as a blueprint for a new moral capitalism, and explores how, if guided by these principles, capitalism is really the only system with the potential to reduce global poverty and tyranny, and address the needs and aspirations of individuals, societies and nations.

Young was educated at the International School Bangkok, Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He has spoken to audiences around the world including being the keynote speaker at the 2005 annual conference of the European Business Ethics network, and one of only two non-Muslims invited to speak at the 2005 World Islamic Economic Forum. Young has served as dean of Hamline University's School of Law and assistant dean at Harvard Law School. He has published articles on Chinese jurisprudence, the culture and politics of Vietnam and Thailand, legal education, law-firm management, Native American law, the history of negligence, and the law of war. His most recent article on legal philosophy discusses the morality of American law.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,600 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

 

Contacts:

Mary Alberts, director, Graduate Studies in Business, Whitworth University (509) 777-4280 or malberts@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information officer, Whitworth University (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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