James Werbel, Murray Bacon Center for Business and Ethics, (515) 294-2717
Mary Harms, Business, (515) 294-5800
Kevin Brown, News Service, (515) 294-8986
LABOR ACTIVIST, NIKE EXECUTIVE SPEAK AT ISU NOV. 1
AMES, Iowa A labor activist and a Nike spokesperson will face off on labor issues in developing countries at Iowa State University on Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Naomi Klein, author of "No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies," and Simon Prestridge, labor practice manager for Nike, will speak on "Labor in Developing Countries and Multinational Corporations: Whats Fair?" at 8 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.
Klein, a journalist, will discuss why some of the worlds most revered brand names including Nike are being questioned about fairness, labor issues and consumer choice.
Prestridge will talk about Nikes effort to address concerns about its international labor practices. He has defended the sporting goods corporations efforts to upgrade working conditions.
The lecture is sponsored by the Murray Bacon Center for Business and Ethics, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Miller Lecture Fund, department of philosophy, College of Business and the Institute on World Affairs.
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