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Ethics Institute Hosts Lecture on Promoting Global Health

Professor from Binghamton University to Speak

Written by: Briana Greco '18, PR Intern

Nicole Hassoun will speak at Utica College on “Individual Responsibility for Promoting Global Health: The Case for a New Kind of Socially-Conscious Consumption.” Part of the Applied Ethics Institute’s colloquium series of public lectures, Hassoun’s talk is free and open to everyone. It will be held on Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. in the Carbone Family Auditorium in the Economic Crime, Justice Studies and Cybersecurity building.

Focusing on the problems of global health, she suggests that consumers have the obligation to purchase products from socially responsible companies, such as those who contribute resources to the health of the millions of individuals dying from preventable diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria.

An associate professor of philosophy at Binghamton University, Hassoun is a residential fellow with the Hope & Optimism Project at Cornell University. She has had more than 50 papers published in journals such as the American Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of Development Economics and The Journal of Applied Ethics. Her first book, “Globalization and Global Justice: Shrinking Distance, Expanding Obligations,” was published with Cambridge University Press in 2012 and her manuscript Global Health Impact: Extending Access on Essential Medicines for the Poor is under contract with Oxford University Press. Hassoun also heads the Global Health Impact project intended to extend access to medicines to the global poor.

For more information, contact Christopher Riddle, associate professor of philosophy and director of the Applied Ethics Institute at cariddle@utica.edu
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