GBUS-464 Trade: Labor Strategy & Policy
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
The evolving world of work is central to trade and foreign policy. Labor standards have become deeply integrated into trade agreements and preference programs, often triggering epic battles about whether they favor American workers and business, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). They have also served as pillars in foreign policy and foreign assistance aiming at promoting human rights, good governance and economic growth through the labor sector, sometimes effectively and sometimes with unintended consequences. In the private sector, labor rights principles are being more deeply integrated into supply chain management and applied for responsible business practices and impact investment in private equity. The class will also explore the growth of joint private and public sector initiatives, including the incorporation of corporate social responsibility (labor, OSH and conflict minerals) into environmental electronics procurement requirements. It will take an interdisciplinary approach, focusing primarily on developing countries but there will be latitude to address countries, regions and subtopics in the students’ interest. Guest speakers will be invited to address key topics.
Students - Please register for the correct section:
GBUS 464-01 BSFS (Jr & Sr); GBUS 464-02 IBD Candidates & GBFs; GBUS 464-03 GSFS; GBUS 464-04 Grad IBD Candidates, MBA, CCT
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