LSE's People and Planet Society is looking for speakers for *a panel discussion* to be held on *Tuesday, 2 March at 7 pm* at the London School of Economics, called, *"Is Fair Trade Really Fair?"* We'll have someone from the Fair Trade Foundation present, so we're looking for panel members who can round out the debate.
We're hoping speakers can address questions such as:
- What are the benefits and drawbacks of Fair Trade? - Are its criteria rigorous enough to really provide a fair deal for small producers? - Is Fair Trade and ethical consumption only for the wealthy? - Is Fair Trade 'selling out' by becoming so mainstream, with its recent appearance on Cadbury and Nestl? wrappers, or is it good that it's becoming more prevalent? - To what extent can global standards be adapted to individual circumstances, or are they too 'one size fits all'? - Has the Fair Trade label itself become fetishized as it has become more mainstream, failing to illuminate the relations of production along the supply chain? - Where should Fair Trade aim to go from here? - What are the larger inequities in the global agrifood system that we need to address, in tandem with Fair Trade, to work towards a more sustainable and ethical system? - Anything else you may specialise in or wish to discuss.
We are happy to reimburse travel costs in London. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you might be able to join us!