Ethics, Development And Disaster
INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
JANUARY 11, 2005, WASHINGTON DC
ETHICS, DEVELOPMENT AND DISASTER1
The relation between ethics and development is a grand subject, which has implications for a thousand specific problems in the world in which we live. It is wonderful that this general discipline, with such a wide reach and central relevance, has found a fine and productive home at the InterAmerican Development Bank, secured by the long-standing commitment of President Enrique Iglesias and the firm and innovative stewardship of Bernardo Kliksberg. The intellectual engagements of the
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I know, of course, that the immediate geographical region with which IDB is involved is far away from the location in which the tsunamis have recently occurred. But we live in an interdependent world in which substantial tragedies suffered by any part of humanity has ethical and reflective relevance for every other part of mankind: the cerebral distance between Banda Aceh and Rio de
Janeiro is far less than the physical distance that geographically separates them.