GLC Panel Discussion: Re:Structuring the Global Economy to Prevent Forced Labor

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Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Co-sponsored by:
The Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University
School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University
There is no time for business as usual. It is time to Re:Structure.
Launched with generous support from Humanity United and the Freedom Fund, the Re:Structure Lab brings together leading academic experts, researchers, and real-world practitioners working on forced labour and evidence-based anti-trafficking policy. With pandemic recovery providing an opportunity for change, the Re:Structure Lab firmly believes the time is now to reimagine business models and supply chains to inform a more equitable economy.
Join us for a webinar featuring some of the leading thinkers involved in the Re:Structure Lab for an overview of the Lab’s understanding of how existing business models drive labour exploitation and how they must be altered to ensure the more equitable future we all want to see.
Drawing on recent academic research across several disciplines, the Re:Structure Lab has developed an ambitious set of six Forced Labour Evidence Briefs. Each brief makes recommendations for how to restructure business models and supply chains to promote equitable labour standards and protect workers from forced labour and exploitation. A concluding Blueprint pulls out cross-cutting themes from the Lab’s work to date, offering a vision and guidance for creating a more socially and environmentally sustainable future.
Introductions: David W. Blight, GLC Director and Sterling Professor of History, Yale
Moderator: Jessie Brunner, Deputy Director of Strategy and Program Development; Director, Human Trafficking Research, the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University
· Saray Bedoya (Re:Structure Lab Supply Chains Research Assistant, Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University)
· Genevieve LeBaron (Director of the School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University)
· Sarah Newell (Director of Outreach and Communications for the Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network)
· JJ Rosenbaum (Executive Director, Global Labor Justice)
· Philippe Sion (Managing Director, Humanity United)
Q&A, Closing Remarks: Amb. Luis C.deBaca (ret), Professor from Practice, University of Michigan Law School; GLC Affiliate Scholar
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