Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Your Call 012308 Celebrating Simone de Beauvoir’s 100th Birthday

French writer Simone de Beauvoir was born 100 years ago this month. Does her message still resonate today? On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about de Beauvoir’s life and work. One of the most preeminent French existentialist philosophers and writers, her seminal work, The Second Sex, has become a classic in feminist literature. What is the significance of her work today? How far have women come since the publication of her book in 1949? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Nancy Bauer, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University in Boston. She is the author of Simone de Beauvoir: The Making of an Intellectual Woman.

Toril Moi, James B. Duke Professor of Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Feminism.

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Your Call 012208 Can Business End Poverty?

Is a new business model the key to ending poverty? On the next Your Call we welcome Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank to discuss how business will beat poverty. The Grameen Bank made small loans to the very poor and freed millions of people from the bonds of abject poverty. In his new book, Creating a World Without Poverty, Yunus lays out his vision for a global marketplace that values the whole human being, not just profits. How can we harness the dynamism of the free market to end poverty? It's Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Prize winning founder of the Grameen Bank and author of Creating A World Without Poverty: Social Business And The Future Of Capitalism

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