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10 Duties of Global Citizens

Posted Sep 11, 2013 by Marvin Brown in Uncategorized, No Comments

I am beginning a new course at Saybrook University: “The Ethics of Transformative Social Change: Thinking like a Global Citizen.”  It’s the global citizen part that interests me right now.  Here is a proposal for 10 duties of the Global Citizen.  What do you think?

10 Duties of Global Citizens

1.     Stop the violence

       2.     Engage in civic conversations

3.     Protect the commons

4.     Share resources

5.     Protect human rights for all

6.     Demand education for all citizens

7.     Hold representatives accountable

8.     Legalize the appropriate activities of corporations, outlaw the rest

9.     Create Civic Banks

10. Repair the damage to human and non-human communities



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Marvin T. Brown, Ph.D teaches business and organizational ethics at the University of San Francisco and Saybrook University in San Francisco.

This book is the culmination of 30 years of teaching and writing on business and society from a communicative perspective. Visit for more information.

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