Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Coming up in March

Programs coming up this month:

Business, Labor and Law in the Global Economy - A Symposium at the University of Richmond School of Law, co-sponsored with the Robins School of Business, and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies March 17-18, 2005.

Here is the overview:

The world has changed. We communicate instantly with employees, customers, clients and colleagues, yet rarely pause to consider the legal, financial and human relations issues that are presented by the dramatic economic and technological changes that have occurred. Internationalization of business, trade policies, job losses and environmental concerns affect employers, employees, unions, government and the economy, presenting vital issues for the future of our country. Will the America of the future be a vibrant technological and service economy, a landscape of shuttered factories and unemployed workers, or something in between? Will we continue to be the world's economic superpower or will our star fade as other economies develop and strengthen in the international arena?

This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of speakers to explore these questions. Law, business, economics, labor studies, leadership and international studies all have a role to play in the crucial policy decisions that our country must address in the global economy of the 21st century. The symposium approaches the issues resulting from globalization from multiple perspectives: the academic and the practical; the employer, the employee and union; and the public and private sectors.

Among the questions to be considered are: What is happening in China, India, and Canada? How are American business and labor dealing with the global economy? How can American business continue to compete effectively? What new legal issues confront business and labor in the international arena? How is the global economy affecting Virginia? What mechanisms exist to protect employees from the devastation of job loss and the ever increasing pressure on business to lower labor costs?

The public and private decisions made on the economic and policy issues resulting from globalization will affect us all. Join the dialogue at the University of Richmond as experts debate the important questions for the future.

For a complete schedule see here.


Case Western Reserve University School of Law presents The Rush McKnight Labor Law Lecture, next March 23, 2005.

Chai Rachel Feldblum is a Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Legislation Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, will present "Workplace Flexibility: The Next Frontier in Employment Law."

For more information see here.


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