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Academy in Context - Spring 2014

February 11, 2014

Richard Locke, Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies and Professor of Political Science, is our speaker for the February 11 Academy in Context dinner-seminar, which is called: "Promoting Labor Rights in the Global Economy."

He will present and lead a discussion on his globalization and labor standards project. Locke will discuss how he worked with leading global corporations like Nike, Hewlett Packard, Coca Cola and Apple to study working conditions in their supply chains and focus on both the complexities of negotiating access to sensitive internal company data and of convincing companies to change their practices as a result of the research findings.

This Academy in Context dinner-seminar is part of a series intended to foster discussion of ethical issues among graduate students across the disciplines.  The purpose of the program is not to draw definitive conclusions or identify "right" answers, but rather to explore the ethical challenges that are raised from a variety of perspectives. It is open to graduate students and postdoctoral appointees, and is hosted by the Dean of the Graduate School.