Foreign Policy and its Moral Dilemmas: World Poverty in the context of Foreign Policy (21 June 2011)


Foreign Policy and its Moral Dilemmas

A discussion series on some of the issues facing today’s foreign policy makers

The first meeting in the series, held on 4th May, focussed on the question of Terrorism and Religious Extremism and the second meeting on 23rd May on Corruption and Tyranny.  The third and final meeting in this series will take place on 21st June and look at World Poverty in the context of Foreign Policy.

Is giving aid a moral obligation or enlightened self-interest?  Is it legitimate to make aid conditional on good behaviour?  Are poor countries getting a fair deal in the WTO and in other international agencies (eg in the climate change negotiations)?

To introduce our discussion we are delighted to welcome:

Speaker: Chris Bain, Director of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

There will be a response from Sir Leslie Fielding, former EU trade official.

The meeting will be chaired by Lord Hannay of Chiswick

The meeting will take place from 12.30 to 2.00 pm in the Churchill Room, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU by kind permission of the European Parliament Information Office in the UK and the European Commission Representation in the UK.  Please note that prior registration is necessary.

Light refreshments will be served from12 pm: contributions to cover costs are welcome

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