Conference Program as of November 6, 2001

Second Annual EnviReform Conference
Hard Choices, Soft Law:
Combining Trade, Environment,
and Social Cohesion in Global Governance

Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC
November 8-9, 2001

The EnviReform project is pleased to host its annual conference in conjunction with the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. The proceedings on Thursday November 8, will be videoconferenced, with excepts from Washington interacting in real time with those gathered in Toronto. Both days of the conference will be webcast live from the Vivian & David Campbell Conference Facility at the Munk Centre for International Studies in Toronto.

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Thursday, November 8, 2001
Session 1 - - Standard Setting for Sustainable Forestry
Session 2 - - Standard Setting for Labour
 
Friday, November 9, 2001
Session 3 - - Corporate Responsibility and International Standard Setting
Panel - - Canadian Government Policy Responses to the Issue of Corporate Responsibility
Session 5 - - The Challenge of Coherence in Sustainable Global Governance: The Role of Soft Law in Making Hard Choices
 

Thursday, November 8, 2001

Munk Centre for International Studies, Toronto
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC

8:30 a.m - - Opening Remarks

8:40 a.m - - Welcoming remarks
Louis Pauly, Director, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
Lee Hamilton, Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
David Biette, Director, Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
John Kirton, Principal Investigator, EnviReform Project, University of Toronto
Robert Vipond, Chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of the Study for the United States, University of Toronto

Session 1 - - Standard Setting for Sustainable Forestry

9:00 a. m. - - Opening remarks from the Chairs

Chair, Toronto: Alan Rugman, Oxford University, Indiana University
Chair, Washington: Geoffrey Dabelko, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

9:10 a. m.

Steven Bernstein, University of Toronto and Benjamin Cashore, Yale University
"Non-State Global Governance: Is Forest Certification a Legitimate Alternative to a Global Forest Convention?"
- - Presentation from Toronto

9:35 a. m.

Tasso Azevedo, IMAFLORA
"The Forest Stewardship Council: A Developing Country Perspective"
- - Presentation from Toronto

10:00 a. m.
Robin Broad, School for International Service, American University
- - Discussant from Washington

10:20 a. m. - - Questions and Answers from Toronto and Washington

10:30 a. m.
Christopher Tollefson, University of Victoria, "Forestry Standards and Indigenous Rights"
- - Presentation from Toronto

10:55 a. m.

Stephen Tullberg, Indian Law Resource Centre
- - Discussant from Washington

11:05 a. m. - - Questions and Answers from Toronto and Washington

11:15 a. m.
George Hoberg, University of British Columbia
"Harmonization in Sustainable Forestry Standard Setting"
- - Presentation from Toronto

11:40 a. m.

Ross W. Gorte, Congressional Research Service
- - Discussant from Washington to be confirmed.

11:50 a. m. - - Questions and Answers from Toronto and Washington

12:00 p.m. - - General Discussion from Toronto and Washington

12:30 p.m. - - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - - Keynote Address
The Honourable Thomas A. Hockin, President and CEO, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada, former Minister of International Trade, Canada
- - Presentation from Toronto
- - text of keynote address [PDF}

Session 2 - - Standard Setting for Labour

2:00 p.m.- - Opening remarks from the Chairs
Chair, Toronto: James Stanford, Canadian Auto Workers
Chair, Washington: Leslie Simon, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

2:10 p.m.
Adelle Blackett, McGill University, " Codes of Corporate Conduct and the Regulatory State in Developing Countries"
- - Presentation from Toronto

2:35 p.m.

Susan Aaronson, National Policy Association, and Hugh Corbet, Cordell Hull Institute
- - Discussants from Washington

2:45 p.m. - - Questions and Answers from Toronto and Washington

2:55 p.m.

Leah F. Vosko, York University, "Standard Setting at the ILO: The Case of Contingent Work"
- - Presentation from Toronto

3:20 p.m.
Kimberley Ann Elliott, Institute for International Economics
- - Discussant from Washington

3:30 p.m. - - Questions and Answers from Toronto and Washington

3:40 p.m.
Venkata Ratnam, International Management Institute, New Delhi
"Social Dialogue and Voluntarism in International Labour Standard Setting in South Asia," co-authored with Anil Verma
- - Presentation from Toronto (powerpoint file)

4:05 p.m.
Bama Athreya, International Labor Rights Fund
- - Discussant from Washington

4:15 p.m. - - Questions and Answers from Toronto and Washington

4:25 p.m. - - General Discussion from Toronto and Washington

4:45 p.m.- - Concluding Remarks

Lesley Simon, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- - Presentation from Washington

5:00 p.m. - - End of session

 

Friday, November 9, 2001

Munk Centre for International Studies, Toronto

Session 3 - - Corporate Responsibility and International Standard Setting

Chair: Louis Pauly, University of Toronto

8:45 a. m.
Hevina Dashwood, University of Toronto
"Corporate Responsibility: The Evolution of International Legal Initiatives and Norms"

9:00 a. m.
John Foster, North-South Institute
"The Role of Non-governmental Organizations and Social Movements in Developing Guidelines of Corporate Responsibility"

9:15 a. m.
Christopher Wilkie, Industry Canada
"Codes, Compacts, and Guidelines: Implications for the Trade and Investment Framework?"

9:30 a. m.
Wesley Cragg, York University
"Self-Regulation of MNEs in the Global Market Place"

11:50 a. m. - - Questions and Answers

10:45 a.m. - - Break

Panel - - Canadian Government Policy Responses to the Issue of Corporate Responsibility

Chair: Albert Berry, University of Toronto

11:00 a. m.
Robert O. Matthews, University of Toronto
"Canadian Foreign Policy in Sudan: Why Canada Backed Down"

11:15 a. m.
Vernon MacKay, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
"Corporate Social Responsibility: A View from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade"

11:30 a. m. - - Questions and Answers

12:30 p.m. - - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - - Keynote Address

The Honourable Roy MacLaren, Chair, Canadian Institute of International Affairs, former Minister of International Trade, Canada

Session 5 - - The Challenge of Coherence in Sustainable Global Governance: The Role of Soft Law in Making Hard Choices

Chair: John Kirton, University of Toronto

2:15 p.m.
Michael Cloghesy, Conseil Patronat de L'Environnement du Québec

2:30 p.m.
Nicholas Bayne, London School of Economics and Political Science

2:45 p.m.
Michael Trebilcock, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

3:00 p.m.
Lisa Mills, Carlton University

3:15 p.m. - - Questions and Answers

4:00 p.m. - - End of conference


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