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Conference Agenda

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Taking Stock of Tools and Strategies for Stakeholder Engagement

8:30 - 9:00 am

Opening Welcome - Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium

9:00 - 10:30 am

Panel on Monitoring, Certification, and Beyond - Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium

Komala RamachandraSenior Researcher, Business & Human Rights, Human Rights Watch 

Liz KennedyVice President, Corporate Responsibility, Collegiate Licensing Company

Dorothée Baumann-PaulyDirector of Research, Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, New York University

Discussion Leader: Auret van HeerdenSenior Advisor, Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, New York University

10:30 - 11:00 am

Coffee Break - Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Lounge

11 am - 12:00 pm

Interactive Presentation on "Seeing Human Rights"Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium

Len MorrisProducer, Director, and Founder & Director of Media Voices for Children

Graham StinnettCurator of Human Rights Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Buffet lunch and informal networking - Student Union, Room 304

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Panel on the Potential & Limits of Multistakeholder InitiativesStudent Union Ballroom 331

Ben CollinsActing Executive Director, MSI Integrity

Meg RoggensackSenior Advisor, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University

Scott JerbiSenior Advisor, Institute for Human Rights and Business; Senior Program Fellow, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard University

Discussion Leader: Joanne BauerAdjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Coffee Break - Student Union Ballroom 331

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Table 1: Datasets and indicators

Susan RandolphCo-Director, Economic and Social Rights Empowerment Initiative, University of Connecticut

David RichardsAssociate Professor of Human Rights and Political Science, University of Connecticut

Table 2: Best practices in capacity building

Jane HwangPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Social Accountability International

Doug CahnPrincipal, The Cahn Group

Table 3: Implications of legal & institutional reform

Laura Chapman RubboDirector, International Labor Standards, The Walt Disney Company

Eric Biel, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Experiences of Empowered Community Engagement

8:30 - 10:00 am

Panel on Transformative OrganizingThomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium

Cirila Quintero RamírezProfessor & Researcher, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico

Janice FineAssociate Professor, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University

Elizabeth Umlas, Senior Fellow, Croatan Institute

Liana FoxvogDirector of Organizing and Communications, International Labor Rights Forum

Discussion Leader: Jeff VogtDirector, Rule of Law Program, Solidarity Center

10:00 - 10:30 am

Coffee Break - Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Lounge

10:30 - 12:00 pm

Panel on Transformative Institutions Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium

Deborah LeipzigerSenior Fellow, Lewis Institute, Babson College

Catherine AlbisaExecutive Director, National Economic & Social Rights Initiative

Matthew AmengualAssociate Professor of Work and Organization Studies, Sloan School of Management, MIT

Discussion Leader: Mark Nordstrom, Senior Labor and Employment Counsel (Retired), GE

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Buffet lunch and informal networking - Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Lounge

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Panel on Mapping Change, South to NorthThomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium

Gay W. SeidmanProfessor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rosalinda Pineda OfreneoLecturer; Former Dean, College of Social Work, University of the Philippines Diliman

João Paulo Cândia VeigaProfessor of Political Science & Senior Researcher, Center of International Negotiations, University of São Paulo

Discussion Leader: Vivek SoundararajanLecturer in Strategy and International Business, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham