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BOOKS - DEBATES

 

THE MOST YOU GOOD YOU CAN DO by Peter Singer

There’s a growing movement of people who are passionate about ethical giving and effective poverty relief. Inspired in part by Peter Singer’s ethical arguments, these individuals strive to live their lives in order to maximize their ability to give—and ensure that their donations go to charities with proven records of helping the global poor. Peter Singer’s most recent book The Most Good You Can Do (Yale,
2015) introduces a wide-ranging cast of individuals who have made conscious decisions to prioritize effective giving as they negotiate their career choices, family lives, and relationships with those they love. 

None of these people see themselves as moral saints; nor do they feel that they must make sacrifices in order to live by their ethical goals.The Most Good You Can Do shows that each of us can find ways of bettering the lives of the global poor—and that doing so often holds substantial personal and psychological rewards for those who chose to give.

Each of us has the opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of others, without diminishing the quality of our own life. The Life You Can Save and The Most Good You Can Do show why we should see our global giving as an important ethical choice, and demonstrate how we can make our charitable aid more effective. Peter Singer’s message is ultimately a call to action—action that you can take today. 

 

GLOBAL FAILURE OF JUSTICE SYSTEMS

Dr. Frank Emmert on the causes and consequences of the global failure of justice systems. The professor discusses three main questions:

1. Why do so few national justice systems provide fairness, predictability and impartiality?

2. How can we make better use of available resources?

3. What conditions are required to operate a successful system of justice?

You can read it here:

Global Failure of Justice Systems - Causes and Consequences

Prof. Emmert on Rule of Law

EMMERT PRESENTS ON FDI IN LATIN AMERICA & PR STANDARDS FOR JUDGES AND ARBITRATORS

Professor Frank Emmert, the John S. Grimes Professor of Law and Director of the Center of International and Comparative Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, presented his research on "Strengths and Weaknesses of Latin American Countries as Destinations for Foreign Direct Investment and Partners for International Business" at Universidad Santo Tomàs in Bogotà and Villavicencio (Colombia) on 6 and 7 November 2013. Essentially, Prof. Emmert shows in his research that shortcomings in the day-to-day application of Rule of Law are the single most important factor holding back the Latin American countries in their quest to faster and better economic and social development. Prof. Emmert also suggests some remedies for the Rule of Law malaise...

Just a few days later, Professor Emmert presented on "Independence with Accountability - Ethics and Professional Responsibility Standards for Judges and Arbitrators: Protecting Our Judges from Third Parties and Themselves" at the University of Oslo Norwegian Centre for Human Rights in Norway on 25 November 2013.

Several of Prof. Emmert's groundbreaking articles on the definition and application of Rule of Law are available for free at http://ssrn.com/author=622007.

LAW & POLITICS IN POST-REVOLUTIONARY EGYPT

Panelists Professor Mohamed Arafa, Professor Frank Emmert and Professor Sahar Aziz will discuss the current environment in post-revolutionary Egypt. Professor Milan Markovic will moderate. For more information, click here.

ARAFA ON EGYPT'S NEW ANTI-CORRUPTION LAW

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Arafa has recently published Towards a New Anti-Corruption Law in Egypt After Mubarak.  

Description: Ethical norms, and the institutions underwriting and giving force to them, can widen horizons and choices, enabling individuals to do more things than would have been possible in their absence. Trust and certainty in the integrity of market exchanges and interpersonal dealings is an important social lubricant. In this respect, ethics might be thought of as a pure “public good.” The corollary of this new thinking about ethics is that corruption is corrosive not only because it enables some in society to secure an unfair advantage over others; those engaging in corruption are harming us all by eroding norms and institutions which benefit us all. Declining morality in public life can set in train a cycle of decline. Insisting upon the maintenance of high standards in all facets of life—private and public—rightfully becomes a cornerstone of good governance. By shedding light on an under-examined system of law, this book makes a necessary contribution to the beginning of a fruitful study in the West of Islamic law. Although the recent literature has paid increasing attention to the problems of corrupt conducts, so far few authors have treated this issue within the Islamic legal system.

Dr. Arafa is Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Systems at Alexandria University, School of Law in Egypt and Adjunct Professor of Islamic Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana.  His book is available for purchase through Lambert Academic Publishing. 

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