Events

    2018 Feb 05

    John T. Dunlop Memorial Forum:  Tom Perez, DNC Chair and former U.S. Secretary of Labor “Labor Policy as the Defining Issue of Our Time”

    5:30pm

    Location: 

     Room 100, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

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    We are proud to present this year's John T. Dunlop Memorial Forum speaker: The Honorable Tom Perez, HLS and HKS'87, DNC Chair and former U.S. Secretary of Labor. Moderated by Sharon Block, HLS.  Additional remarks by Archon Fung, HKS and David Weil, Brandeis Heller School. 

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Sponsored by the Harvard Trade Union Program
    Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School
    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 
    Harvard Kennedy School 

    Reported in "Former Labor Secretary Perez says everyone should have a seat at the table."  Harvard Law Today

    Also reported at  Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School  website.... Read more about John T. Dunlop Memorial Forum:  Tom Perez, DNC Chair and former U.S. Secretary of Labor “Labor Policy as the Defining Issue of Our Time”

    2018 Jan 26

    Vehicle Electrification in China: Preferences, Policy, and Technology Trajectories

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Baker 103, Bloomberg Center, Harvard Business School

    Economics of Science and Engineering Workshop

    SPEAKER:  John Helveston ( Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University)
    SEMINAR TITLE: Vehicle Electrification in China: Preferences, Policy, and Technology Trajectories

    Paper 1: Will subsidies drive electric vehicle adoption? Measuring consumer preferences in the U.S. and China 
    ... Read more about Vehicle Electrification in China: Preferences, Policy, and Technology Trajectories

    2018 Jan 24

    Jerry Wurf Memorial Forum:  "History Revisited: Memphis Sanitation Workers 1968"

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

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    2018 Wurf Memorial Lecture: WIlliam Lucy with members from AFSCME
    We are proud to present this year's Jerry Wurf Memorial Forum speaker: William Lucy, former Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME and  founding President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU). 

    Sponsored by the Harvard Trade Union Program
    Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School
    Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School
    Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University 

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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    2018 Jan 18

    JAMES GREEN MEMORIAL FORUM: "New Forms to Settle Old Scores? Worker Centers and Their Recent Trajectories"

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Austin Hall, Room 111 Harvard Law School 1515 Mass. Ave., Cambridge

    We are proud to present this year's James Green Memorial Forum speaker: Janice Fine, Research and Strategy Director at the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), Rutgers University 
    and Natalicia Tracy, Executive Director, Brazilian Worker Center

    Open to the Public

    Sponsored by the Harvard Trade Union Program,
    Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School

    Forum Flyer: [Download PDF]

    2017 Dec 07

    Harvard-ILO Roundtable on the Future of Work: Cambridge/Boston Case Studies on Global Technological Disruption

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    The objective of this roundtable discussion is to convene representatives from the tech sector, select Harvard/MIT/Boston area faculty and researchers, and members of the ILO Research Department and New York Office in order to explore the future of work in an era of rapid technological change.... Read more about Harvard-ILO Roundtable on the Future of Work: Cambridge/Boston Case Studies on Global Technological Disruption

    2017 Dec 01

    Innovative Approaches to Migrant Worker Advocacy

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School, WCC 3018

    A talk with Mervat Jumhawee, El Hassan Workers’ Center (Jordan)
    JJ Rosenbaum, Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, will moderate the event.

    Join us for a conversation on migrant workers’ rights in Jordan’s garment sector in the free trade zones with Mervat Jumhawee, Advocacy Officer for the El Hassan Workers’ Center. [Download Flyer]... Read more about Innovative Approaches to Migrant Worker Advocacy

    2017 Dec 01

    Beyond Harvey Weinstein: Workplace Sexual Harassment in the U.S.

    12:00pm to 12:45pm

    Location: 

    WCC 1019 Classroom, Harvard Law School

    Join Harassment/Assault Law Student Team for “Beyond Harvey Weinstein: Workplace Sexual Harassment in the U.S.” This panel discussion featuring employment law academics and practitioners will focus on the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal as a lens through which to view the general issue of workplace sexual harassment in the U.S. Non-pizza lunch will be served. 

    Panelists:
    -Sharon Block, Lecturer at Law, Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School
    -Steve Churchill, Lecturer at Law, co-founder and principal of Fair Work, P.C., former director of the Employment Civil Rights Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School
    -Michael L. Rosen, Partner, Foley Hoag, practitioner of employment law... Read more about Beyond Harvey Weinstein: Workplace Sexual Harassment in the U.S.

    2017 Oct 30

    TUC Leading Change

    Mon Oct 30 (All day) to Fri Nov 3 (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    A training program and exchange of ideas with senior officials from unions affiliated with the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Great Britain.

    [Video] of "What Should the Labor Movement Propose to the Country?" by Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Roscoe Pound Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
    Introduction by John Kelly, Birkbeck, University of London
    ... Read more about TUC Leading Change

    2017 Oct 23

    Corporate Disclosure of Human Capital Metrics (final conference)

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    Center for Health & Safety Sustainability/Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project Human Capital Workshop, featuring findings of PCSP paper, “Corporate Disclosure of Human Capital Metrics", (by-invitation only)

    2017 Oct 16

    Whose Fair Share: Opportunity and Inclusion in the Sharing Economy

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Wasserstein Hall, Milstein 2036 East C, Harvard Law School

    Held by Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, Harvard Law School

    This event will be the first of a series of events focusing on equity and inclusion in the sharing economy and the modern, technology-based economy more broadly. This first event will focus on barriers to participation and will include representatives from major sharing economy businesses, such as Lyft and Airbnb, as well as academics, activists and students. Sharon Block, LWP Executive Director will participate on a panel.

    Free and open to the public: [RSVP and more information]

    2017 Sep 19

    Labor Law Reform Symposium

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    An invitation-only group of labor law professors, union leaders, worker advocates, public officials, and others convened at Harvard Law School to explore whether experiments at the state and local level could expand collective bargaining and workers’ collective action.  The Economic Policy Institute and Harvard Law and Policy Review (HLPR) were LWP’s partners for this event.... Read more about Labor Law Reform Symposium

    2017 Sep 15

    Innovation in the Cell Phone Markets of US and China

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Baker L​i​brary, Harvard Business School

    Economics of Science and Engineering Workshop
    Given by: Richard Freeman (Harvard University and NBER), Jorn Boenke (Labor & Worklife Program, Harvard Law School), and Maggie Cheng (Stanford University) 

    Cell phones are a product with continual innovation that have impacted lives around the world.  American adults spend 2 hours 51 minutes on their smartphone every day.  This paper analyzes the changing attributes of cell Phones in the two largest economies in the world, USA and China.  It uses hedonic price regressions to assess the speed of innovative change from data on prices matched with the attributes of new and older models.  It assesses the impact of innovations on cell phones on consumer well-being and assesses the seeming inconsistency between micro data on products with improved technological features and macro data that show sluggish growth of GDP per capita in the US.

    2017 Feb 15

    "THE OBAMA LABOR LEGACY"

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall Harvard Law School 1515 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
    M. Patricia Smith
    M. Patricia Smith
    former, Solicitor of Labor

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