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International Trade, Worker Rights, and Development: New Partnerships for the Future of Work

11/12/2019 at 8:30 AM (US/Eastern)
Room NT01, Terrace Level, Warren, American University Washington College of Law 4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
 

International Trade, Worker Rights, and Development:
New Partnerships for the Future of Work

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

8:30 am. – 5:00 p.m.

American University Washington College of Law
Room NT01, Terrace Level, Warren
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

 

The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and the American University Washington College of Law are partnering to host a day-long symposium with policymakers and academics to discuss current opportunities and challenges in strengthening international labor standards through trade.

For more information or to register by November 5 to attend:
https://www.wcl.american.edu/news-events/events/detail/8070/


Symposium Schedule

8:30 a.m.  Registration and light breakfast

9:00 a.m.  Welcome

9:15 a.m.  Opening Keynote – Greg Vines, ILO

10:00 a.m. Session I – Trade, Labor, and Development: Current Overview

  • Sandra Polaski: The Importance of Linking Trade and Labor in Policy
  • Kimberly Ann Elliott: The State of the Research on Globalization and Labor Standards
  • Moderator: Raymond Robertson, Bush School/TAMU

11:30 p.m. Lunch – The Potential for International Organization Collaboration

  • Marc Bacchetta, WTO
  • Karen Curtis, ILO
  • invited, World Bank
  • Moderator: Padideh Ala’i, AUWCL

1:00 p.m.  Session II – Trade, Labor, and Development: Current Debates

  • Kathleen Claussen, Miami Law School: Enforcement of Trade Agreement Labor Provisions
  • Franz Ebert, Max Planck Institute: The EU’s Approach to Labour Issues in Trade Agreements
  • Raymond Robertson, Bush School/TAMU: Effects on Trade Flows
  • Jeff Vogt, Solidarity Center: US-Guatemala Labor Dispute Settlement Process under CAFTA
  • Moderator: Fernanda Nicola, AUWCL

2:45 p.m.  Coffee Break

3:00 p.m.  Session III – Trade, Labor, and Development: The Future

  • Kevin Kolben, Rutgers Business School: Better Work Jordan
  • Desiree LeClercq, AUWCL: Impact on Workers in Vulnerable Sectors
  • Gurchaten Sandhu, ILO: Impact on LGBTI Protections
  • Renata Vargas Amaral, Women Inside Trade: Mainstreaming Gender in Trade Agreements
  • Moderator: Janie Chuang, AUWCL

4:45 p.m.  Closing Remarks and invitation to 2020!

5:00 p.m.  End