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2011 Conferences


Indian Inequalities
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
held in Mumbai, India
March 1-4, 2011

  • Ashwini Desphande – Liberalisation and inter group disparities

Grappling with Diversity: Translating UNESCO’s Cultural Policy Goals into a Canadian Context
York Centre for Public Policy and Law Seminar Series, York University
Toronto, Canada
March 8, 2011

  • Nicole Aylwin (PhD Candidate – York University) – Defining Diversity: The New Role of International Cultural Policy in International Diversity Debates

Cultural Studies Association Conference
Cultural Policy Studies Division
Chicago, USA
March 24-26, 2011

  • Nicole Aylwin (PhD Candidate – York University) – Canada, Coalitions and Cultural Diversity: Building a Legitimate Transnational Cultural Policy Framework

Joint Conference of the Association of Asian Studies and the International Convention of Asia Scholars
Hawaii Convention Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
March 31 – April 3, 2011
APDR Panel – Coordinating Trade and Human Rights – Examples from Asia

Chaired by Pitman B. Potter, Discussants: Joseph Caron, Aris Ananta; Bharat Ramaswami; Yang Pengfei

  • Richard R. Barichello – Globalization and Human Rights – Rural Poverty and Urban Housing Issues in Indonesia
  • Ashok Kotwal (with Bharat Ramaswami) – The Effects of Globalization on the Food Security for the Poor in India
  • Ljiljana Biukovic – Impacts of Chinese Economic Partnership and Investment Treaties on Mainstreaming Human Rights in International Trade Law in Asia
  • Sarah Biddulph – Coordinated Compliance: Aspects of Trade and Labour in China

Transboundary Water Management
Institute of Asia Research, The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
April 12, 2011

  • Lesley Jacobs – Making Sense of Human Rights During Transborder Crises

CSR in the Pacific Rim
Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Research Project, NCBL and CBERN
Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
April 14-15, 2011
APDR Panel – Chair Pitman Potter: Corporate Social Responsibility and Coordinated Compliance

  • Dorothy Pei – International Trade Development and China Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Victor Cui and Ilan Vertinsky – Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Capital Development in the Workplace: Evidence from Canada and China
  • Hao Yi-Ding – CSR in China: Present Situations, Problems and Solutions
  • Masao Nakamura and Sven Rebein (UBC PhD Candidate) – CSR and Corporate Governance: Japanese and US Firms

Canada China Forum on Industrial Relations in Labour Rights
Beijing Conference Centre
Beijing, China
May 6-7, 2011

  • Daniel Drache – Trade and Employment Reconfiguration

Bureau of Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) Conference
New York University
New York, USA
May 6-7, 2011

  • Ashok Kotwal with Siwan Anderson and Patrick Francois – One Kind of Democracy

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Beijing, China
May 24, 2011

  • Elena Caprioni (Post Doctoral Research Fellow) – Foreign Direct Investment in Western China’s Mining Sector

Canadian Law and Society Association – 2011 Annual Conference
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, Canada
May 29-31, 2011

  • Erica Cedillo – Human Rights Arguments in Trade Disputes: An Exploration of America’s Experience

Preserving Stability in China Conference
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia
July 4-5, 2011

  • Sarah Biddulph – Legitimacy, Stability and Law: Regulation of Labour Protests in China

Canada-Japan Trade Research Initiative
UBC Graduate Student Research Project with Japanese counterparts
Investigative research and workshops with scholars from UBC, Waseda University and the London School of Economics
Between March and July 2011
Japan Sessions – Hitotsubashi University
Tokyo, Japan
August 15-27, 2011

  • The Impact of a Prospective Canada-Japan FTA/EPA on the Coordinated Compliance of Trade and Human Rights Norms – Astha Dalakoti, Tye Ebel, Justin Elavathil, Andrew Lambert, Yongmin Lee, Julia Paek, Jean-Francois Roof, Benjamin Tipton, Itay Wand and Nik White (MAAPPS graduate students)

Chinese Values and Universal Norms Conference
Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
September 23-24, 2011

  • Li Jianyong – The Protection of Chinese Labour Rights and its Link to the International Labour Standards – Assessment of China’s Labour Contract Law of 2008

Globalization and Public Sector Reforms in India and China
Copenhagen Business School
Frederiksberg, Denmark
September 24, 2011

  • Ashok Kotwal (with Milind Murugkar and Bharat Ramaswami) – The Political Economy for Food Subsidy in India

Centre for Human Rights Research
University of Ottawa Law School
Ottawa, Canada
September 27, 2011

  • Lesley Jacobs – Balancing Competing Human Rights: The New Policy of the Ontario Human Rights Commission

Chinese Studies Research Day
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
October 7, 2011

  • Sarah Biddulph – The Relationship Between Stability and Rights in the Regulation of Labour Protests in China

The Changing Global Landscape for International Trade and Human Rights Linkages
Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Research Project
York Centre for Public Policy and Law and the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies
York University, Canada
October 13-14, 2011

  • Pitman Potter – Operationalizing Human Rights: Labour and Development
  • Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann- Trade and Human Rights Linkages Ten Years on: How much has changed?
  • Sarah Biddulph – The Relationship between Stability and Rights in the Regulation of Labour Protests in China
  • Ljiljana Biukovic – Hub and Spokes intertwined: China’s FTA Network
  • Milind Kandlikar – Seeds as Agricultural MP3s: Intellectual Property and the Underground Proliferation of Agricultural Biotechnologies
  • Ilan Vertnsky – Indian Pharmaceutical Industry’s Emergence through Technological Capability: Achievements, Challenges and Adjustments in the New World Order

Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies Conference
Toronto, Canada
October 14-15, 2011

  • Abidin Kusno – Housing the Margin

Symposium on Impact of Migration and Cultural Diversity on Economic Development: Canadian and Chinese Experiences
York University of Canada and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Beijing, PRC
October 14-15, 2011

  • Elena Caprioni ( Post Doctoral Research Fellow) – Impact of Cultural Diversity on Foreign Direct Investment: Canadian Experience in China

Standardization and Promotion of Collective Negotiation: International Experience and Chinese Experience
Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Shanghai, China
October 22, 2011

  • Sarah Bidduph – The Role of Campaigns in Lw Making and Enforcement: The 2004-2007 Concerted Action to Address Failure to Pay Wages in the Construction Sector
  • Yang Pengfei – Problems and Inspiration of U.S. Public Sector Union’s Collective Bargain

Being Prepared for Negotiations in China
Canada-China Business Council
Montreal, Canada
October 21, 2011

  • Pitman Potter – “Negotiating in China: Challenges and Practical Approaches”


National Conversation on Asia – Ottawa Launch
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Ottawa, Canada
November 15, 2011

  • Pitman Potter – Human Rights Engagement in Asia

From Economic Development to Human Flourishing: The Case of China
Hong Kong University Law School
Centre for Chinese Law
Hong Kong, China
December 6-7, 2011

  • Pitman Potter – Balancing Economic and Social Development: Challenges for China’s Socialist Market Economy

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
December 14, 2011

  • Wan Yanhai – China’s Security Monitoring of Risk Persons: The Case of Shenzhen’s Forced Eviction of Risk Persons

7th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development
Indian Statistical Institute
New Delhi, India
December 15-17, 2011

  • Ashok Kotwal (joint with Siwan Anderson and Patrick Francois) – One Kind of Democracy

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