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Humanizing Trade

International Conference

Took place April 7-8 2008 at Hotel Omni (1050 Sherbrooke Street West), Montreal, by Gouvernance Globale du Travail (GGT)

See Humanizing Trade policy recommendations from S. Aaronson and M. Rioux (PDF - 175 ko)


Presse review

- Think Tank Analysis: Striking a Proper Match? Michele Rioux & Susan Ariel Aaronson: Strategies to Link Trade Agreements and Real Labor Rights Improvements, May 23 2008
- Canada and the EU: From Transatlantic Economic Dialogue to Monologue, June 10 2008


Virtual Roundtables
The Global Labour Governance Virtual Roundtables will open and feed the debate, as will set the ground for the « Humanizing Trade » International Conference


This Conference is organized by the CEIM (Centre d’études sur l’intégration et la mondialisation), a unit of the Institut d’Études Internationales de Montréal.

In the light of recent Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) integrating strong provisions related to labour standards, the conference will concentrate on how these FTAs, as instruments to protect workers rights in the context of globalization, are formulated by the different countries, how they can converge internationally and how they can be improved in the future in order to become more efficient instrument of social progress.

The conference organizers have invited eminent scholars, trade negotiators, government officials, representatives of international organizations, enterprises and trade unions. Among participants to this conference, we find:

- Susan Aaronson, George Washington University
- Regina Abrami, Harvard Business School
- Ilan Bizberg, Colegio de México
- Adelle Blackett, McGill University
- Dorval Brunelle, UQAM
- Stan Byers, Global Fairness Initiative
- Juan Carlos Bossio, GLG Project
- David Cingranelli, Binghamton University
- Christian Deblock, UQAM
- Jean-Jacques Elmiger, Gouvernement de la Suisse
- Richard Feinberg, University of California, San Diego
- Michael Hobby, Government of New Zealand
- James Howard, International Trade Union Confederation
- Jonathan Jacoby, Center for American Progress
- Ditte Juul Joergensen, European Commission
- Lewis Karesh, Office of the US Trade Representative
- Kevin Kolben, Rutgers University
- Bernard Landry, Former Premier of Québec
- Thea Lee, AFL-CIO
- Jacques Létourneau, Confédération des syndicats nationaux
- Mark Levinson, UNITE-HERE
- Stephanie Luce, University of Massachusetts
- Dalil Maschino, Government of Québec
- Errol Mendes, University of Ottawa
- Kevin Middlebrook, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London
- Gregor Murray, Université de Montréal
- Robert O’Brien, McMaster University
- Sylvia Ostry, University of Toronto
- Joost Pauwelyn
- Philippe Pochet, European Trade Union Institute
- Armand Pereira, International Labour Organization
- Carol Pier, Human Rights Watch
- Claude Rioux
- Michèle Rioux, UQAM
- Maryse Robert, Organization of American States
- Howard Rosen, Peterson Institute
- Richard Samans, World Economic Forum
- Scott B. Martin
- Gregory Schoepfle, US Department of Labor
- Thoralf Stenvold, Government of Norway
- Bill Taylor, City University of Hong Kong
- Gilles Trudeau, Université de Montréal
- Joao Paulo Vega, University of Sao Paulo
- Pierre Verge, Université Laval
- Marley Weiss, Maryland School of Law
- Ann Weston, North-South Institute
- Guy Zounguere, Government of the Central African Republic

WHEN: April 7-8 2008.

WHERE: Hotel Omni, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal

INSCRIPTION: tessier.lyne@uqam.ca

INFORMATION: (514) 987-3667 or tessier.lyne@uqam.ca

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