A New Economic Paradigm: Sharing The World’s Resources

June 17, 2013
Hosted by Audrey E. Kitagawa

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Rajesh Makwana and Adam Parsons of Share the World’s Resources discuss how a new economic paradigm based on the principle of sharing is fundamental to resolving the interlocking social, environmental and security crises that humanity faces, in particular the growing disparity between rich and poor and the needless deaths of millions of people from poverty-related causes. They argue that the current trajectory of unbridled competition between nations over scarce resources and unsustainable consumption patterns is degrading our planet and must be urgently transformed, which requires a fairer sharing of wealth, power and resources both within and between countries. In this wide-ranging dialogue they maintain that ending life-threatening deprivation is a moral imperative that must become a foremost global priority, and the increasing focus on sharing holds the potential to unite the world’s environmental, peace and justice movements under a universal call for world repair and renewal.

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Audrey E. Kitagawa

Audrey E. Kitagawa

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Audrey E. Kitagawa, is a cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, and a graduate of Boston College Law School. She practiced law in Honolulu for twenty years. At the time of her retirement in 1996, Ms. Kitagawa had a Martindale-Hubbel AV rating, (i.e. highest rating for professional and ethical excellence in the legal profession). She is President of the Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family, a nondenominational, ecumenical, spiritual community with broad global outreach. She is the former Advisor to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict at the United Nations, and the former Vice President/Trustee of Council For A Parliament of The World’s Religions, one of the world’s largest conveners of communities of faith. She is currently a Founding Trustee of the New York City Peace Museum.

She has been enstooled into the royal family as the Nekoso Hemaa (i.e.Queen Mother of Development), of Ajiyamanti in Ghana, West Africa, and has a school named after her in her African name, the Nana Ode Anyankobea Junior Secondary School. She has published articles in World Affairs, The Journal of International Issues. She has authored chapters for three books, and has been listed in Who's Who of American Law, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and Prominent People of Hawaii.

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