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Distinguished lecturers to discuss "Labor in the Global Economy"
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- As access to foreign markets continues to expand,
the nature of work is changing to reflect today's global economy. Four
eminent scholars from around the U.S. will visit the University of Iowa
as part of the Distinguished International Lecture Series to address issues
related to the theme, "Labor in the Global Economy." The lectures
will all be at 5:15 p.m. in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers.
The Distinguished International Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the
UI Global Studies Department, history department, International Programs,
and Labor Center.
Below is a schedule of the lecturers and topics:
* Oct. 6: Robert Bach, "Conflict Among Workers and Markets, Workers
and Employers: Global Migration at the Turn of the Century." Bach
is Executive Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning for the Immigration
and Naturalization Service.
* Oct. 20: Harley Shaiken, "The American Worker in the Global Economy."
Shaiken is a faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley
Graduate School of Education and a frequent commentator on National Public
Radio's "All Things Considered."
* Oct. 27: Saskia Sassen, "Labor in the Global Economy: A Feminist
Analysis." Sassen is a professor of urban planning at Columbia University
and serves on the faculty of the School of International and Public Affairs.
Sassen is an Ida Cornelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor and is
currently working on a book entitled Immigration Policy in a World Economy.
* Nov. 3: Gay Seidman, "Labor's Dilemmas: Union Responses to Globalization
in South Africa and Brazil." Seidman is an associate professor of
sociology and director of the Global Studies Program at the University
of Wisconsin at Madison.