The 2006 Workplace Theory & Policy Workshop critically examined work and work-related institutions and their relationship to other important components of social justice (such as adequate health care and protection for disability, race and gender equality, state welfare policy) from both theoretical and policy perspectives. Prominent scholars, policymakers, and activists from a variety of disciplines (including law) visited the Law School to present their work.

Workshop Schedule


February 6

Nelson Lichtenstein, UC-Santa Barbara (History)

“Wal-Mart as the Template for 21st Century Capitalism: The Rise of Retailing as the Lynchpin of the Global Economy”

 

February 13

Alan Hyde, Rutgers (Law)

“What is Labor Law? Beyond the Employment Relationship”

 

February 20

Nancy Fraser, The New School (Political Science)

“Reframing Justice in a Globalizing World”

 

February 27

Dalton Conley, NYU (Sociology)

“Maternal Employment and Gender Equality among Children”

 

March 6

Jacob Hacker, Yale (Political Science)

“The Great Risk Shift: Jobs, Healthcare, and the New Economic Insecurity”

 

March 20

Jack Dennerlein, Harvard School of Public Health

“The Epidemic of Musculoskeletal Disorder in the Modern Workplace”

 

March 27

Samuel Bagenstos, Washington University in St. Louis (Law)

“The Future of Disability Law”

 

April 3

Nicole Raeburn, University of San Francisco (Sociology)

“Inside Out: The Struggle for Lesbian Gay, and Bisexual Rights in the Workplace”

 

April 10

Ann Orloff, Northwestern (Sociology)

“Farewell to Maternalism? State Policies and Mothers’ Employment”

 

April 17

Roland Fryer, Harvard (Economics)

“The Simple Economics of Affirmative Action”

 

April 24

Katie Quan, UC-Berkeley Institute for Industrial Relations

“Women Crossing Borders to Organize”