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University raises ethics debate during summit

THE BRATISLAVA International Studies Institute at City University, a new think tank and research institute in Bratislava, has chosen the Bush-Putin summit week to formally raise the issue of ethics in government policy.

According to founder William Bagatelas, it is raising the issue during the summit week "as a way to recognize Bratislava as being at the crossroads of Eastern and Western political and business thought."

One priority of the Bratislava International Studies Institute is to encourage public and private debate on the application of ethics in foreign policy.

"We intend to assist the public in recognizing the new realities regarding the growth of ethics as an observable trend in international business and foreign policy," Bagatelas said.

Bagatelas believes that inserting ethical discussions into the international business and political decision-making process will alter the conduct of global foreign policy in a positive way.

"With the world's focus on Slovakia, this is our way of recognizing the uniqueness of the Bratislava summit as it heralds in a new international era where innovative scientific research and methodology will be needed to address the future conduct of global business, economic and political policy decisions."

Compiled by Spectator staff from a press release

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