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Fez Symposium: Giving a Soul to Globalization

June 7, 2003

In this report, Katherine Marshall summarizes the panels and speeches of the 2003 Fez Symposium, "Giving a Soul to Globalization." The symposium focuses on the transmission of culture and core values from one generation to the next and the current generation's responsibilities to future generations. Marshall identifies four key themes that mark our time: (i) world conflict among, but particularly within, nations, (ii) dramatic disparities between the rich and the poor, (iii) the transformation of societies to alleviate poverty (Ireland, Singapore, Spain, Bangalore), and (iv) the challenge of protecting the environment.

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