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Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights

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Join us over lunch as David Kinley explains how to reform finance in ways that will salvage its legitimacy by making finance a friend to human rights, not their enemy. Marking ten years since the global financial crisis, Necessary Evil investigates the incredible impact the financial system has on human rights. The machinations of Wall Street can make or break people’s lives on Main Street or No Street, and yet today we have lost control of finance, and finance has lost our trust.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
KMC - M2-80 (Kavesh Classroom)
Lunch will be served

Professor David Kinley is Chair in Human Rights Law at the University of Sydney and an Academic Expert Member of Doughty Street Chambers in London. He is a former Fulbright Senior Scholar at American University Washington College of Law, and has taught at Oxford and George Washington Universities, as well as the Sorbonne. He specializes in the area of the global economy and human rights and has worked for more than 25 years with governments, international organisations, law firms, corporations and NGOs in the field. His recent books include Civilising Globalisation: Human Rights and the Global Economy; Principled Engagement: Promoting Human Rights in Repressive States; and The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (with Saul and Mowbray). His latest book, Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights is being published in the US in February 2018 by Oxford University Press. He also has a TEDx Talk: How Much Do Banks Owe Us? 

Earlier Event: February 21
Assessing the current state of human rights
Later Event: March 14