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Factory Life after Foxconn: Investigating Labor Conditions and Workers' Right in China.

Start/End Monday, March 04, 2013 12:10 PM EST -- 01:10 PM EST
Location Name JG 940

Please join the Society for Chinese Law in welcoming Mr. Li Qiang, Founder and Executive Director of China Labor Watch (CLW).  CLW has conducted independent investigations into worker conditions in more than 200 factories supplying transnational companies including Disney, Apple (Foxconn), Samsung, and Mattel. Since the high-profile suicides of Foxconn workers in 2010, labor conditions in China have received increased scrutiny worldwide. Mr. Li will discuss the aftermath and impact of Foxconn on workers' rights as well as subsequent CLW investigations into suppliers of other large transnational corporations. Mr. Li will also share his insights on working on labor condition investigations as well as how CLW works with local organizations to provide direct assistance to workers. A Q&A moderated by Professor Barenberg will follow the talk.

Prior to founding CLW in 2000, Mr. Li played a leading role in organizing networks of labor activists, researching factories, and conducting worker education and legal assistance programs.  He has contributed opinion pieces to China Youth Daily, South China Morning Post, Nanfang Chuang and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and has been referenced in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNN and others. In 2004, Mr. Li taught as a visiting scholar at The Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University.

The talk will be in Chinese with English translation. Contact: Jasmine Jin, yj2247@columbia.edu