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A PDF version of the schedule, with abstracts can be downloaded here.

Tuesday 28 June

12:00-14:00: Lunch and Welcome in House 27 University Square, Room 27.101

Seminar Location: Peter Froggatt Centre, Room 02.025 (Building No. 2 on this map (pdf)).

14:00-14:40: Penelope Simons, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada: International Law’s Invisible Hand and the Future of Corporate Accountability for Violations of Human Rights.

14:40-15:20: Aoife Nolan, School of Law, Durham University, United Kingdom: Human Rights Horizontality, Corporations and the Poor.

15:20-16:00: Gary Wilson, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom: Narrative Reporting, Corporate Rationality and ‘Freedom in a Complex Society.’

16:00-16:20: Coffee

16:20-17:00: Karen Morrow, School of Law, Swansea University, United Kingdom: The Probo Koala Incident and Corporate Responsibility.

17:00-17:40: Louis Kotze, Faculty of Law of the North-West University, South Africa: South Africa: A Gold Rush to Nowhere? Re-evaluating the Role of the Rights-based Approach in Governing South Africa’s Mining Sector (co-authored with Anél du Plessis).

19:00: Dinner for speakers.

Wednesday, 29 June.

Seminar Location: Seminar Room 1, the Institute of Governance, 53-67 University Road.

10:00-10:40: Svetlana Cicmil, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England: How dare you? Introducing Critical Pedagogy to Conceptualise the Topic of Sustainability in Executive Business Education.

10:40-11:00: Coffee

11:00-11:40: David Nibert, Department of Sociology, Wittenberg University, USA: The Fire Next Time: The Coming Cost of Capitalism, Animal Oppression and Environmental Ruin.

11:40-12:20: Anna Grear, Bristol Law School, University of the West of England: Mind the Gap: Reflections on Corporations, Human Rights, the Environment and Legal Subjectivity in the Age of Globalisation.

12:20-14:00: Lunch.

14:00-14:40: Kirsteen Shields, School of Law, University of Dundee: Why Fairtrade is Succeeding Where International Law has Failed.

14:40-15:20: Ronnie Yearwood, SOAS, University of London: Concerning the Constrained Openness of Trade Law.

15:20-16:00: Discussion: Discussant Fiona De Londras, University College Dublin.

The following speakers have been confirmed for the seminar on June 28th and 29th at Queen’s University Belfast.

The Call for Abstracts has Closed. If you wish to register to attend please email us.

 

Svetlana Cicmil, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England: ‘How dare you? Introducing Critical Pedagogy to Conceptualise the Topic of Sustainability in Executive Business Education’

 

Anna Grear, Bristol Law School, University of the West of England, United Kingdom: Mind the Gap: Reflections on Corporations, Human Rights, the Environment and Legal Subjectivity in the Age of Globalisation


Louis Kotze, Faculty of Law, the North-West University, South Africa: A Gold Rush to Nowhere? Re-evaluating the Role of the Rights-based Approach in Governing South Africa’s Mining Sector (co-authored with Anél du Plessis).

 

Karen Morrow, School of Law, Swansea University, United Kingdom: The Probo Koala Incident and Corporate Responsibility


David Nibert, Department of Sociology, Wittenberg University, USA: The Fire Next Time: The Coming Cost of Capitalism, Animal Oppression and Environmental Ruin


Aoife Nolan, School of Law, Durham University, United Kingdom: Human Rights Horizontality, Corporations and the Poor


Penelope Simons, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada: International Law’s Invisible Hand and the Future of Corporate Accountability for Violations of Human Rights


Kirsteen Shields, School of Law, University of Dundee: Rewiring Corporate Compliance with Human Rights: Lessons from Fairtrade.

 

Gary Wilson, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University: Narrative Reporting, Corporate Rationality and ‘Freedom in a Complex Society’

 

Ronnie Yearwood, SOAS, University of London: Concerning the Constrained Openness of Trade Law.

Seminar June 28th and 29th 2011.

The Re-Engineering the Corporation ESRC series, in conjunction with the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, will run a seminar on Human Rights and the Corporation on June 28th and 29th 2011. The seminar will take place at Queen’s University Belfast, hosted by the Institute of Governance in the School of Law.

The seminar will take place to coincide with a special issue of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (Vol 3:1, March 2012), on corporate environmental responsibilities.

The seminar is organised by Prof. Sally Wheeler, Dr. Anna Grear and Dr. Ciarán O’Kelly. If you wish to submit a paper please send an abstract here by May 20th. We will cover expenses for PhD students and for speakers.

For updates please check here or follow our Facebook page.

Belfast 9-10 September

Location

The seminar will take place in Seminar Room 1, first floor of the Institute of Governance, Queen’s University Belfast. The Institute is located at 63 University Road Belfast. For information on travelling to Queen’s University Belfast, see here.

Tea and coffee will be available in the Institute from 10:45. As always with our seminars, everybody is welcome but please do get in touch if you wish to come along.

Draft Programme

Thursday 9 September

11:00-11:45: Blanaid Clarke (University College Dublin): Directors as ‘stewards rather than just auctioneers.’

11:45-12:30: Sally Wheeler (Queen’s University Belfast): Women on Boards.

14:00-14:45: Charlotte Villiers (University of Bristol): The Problem of Executive Pay – Why Institutional Investors are not the Solution and Why Distributive Justice Offers a Way Forward.

14:45-15:30: Ciarán O’Kelly (Queen’s University Belfast): Shareholder Value and the Indignity of the Self.

15:45-16:30: David Bholat (University of Chicago/London School of Economics): Analytical Anthropology and the Violence of the Concrete: On Doing Ethnography of Finance.

16:30-17:15: Martha-Marie Kleinhans (University of Reading): Questioning Humanity through Corporate Temporality.

Friday 10 September

10:00-10:45: Marc Moore (University College London): Beyond Private Ordering: Towards an “Intelligent Design” Theory of Corporate Law Evolution.

10:45-11:30: Gary Wilson (Nottingham Trent University): From Black Box to Glocalised Player? Corporate Personality in the 21st Century and the Limits of Law’s Regulatory Reach.

11:45-12:30: Justin O’Brien (University of New South Wales): Back to the Future? Corporate crime and the Facade of Enforcement.

14:00-14:45: Fiona De Londras (University College Dublin): Reconstitutionalising the Corporation.

14:45-15:30: Ciara Hackett (National University of Ireland Galway): CSR: Restructuring for social good or rebranding for profit?

15:30-16:15: Paddy Ireland (Kent Law School): Revolutionary Stakeholding.

16:15-17:00: Wrap-Up and Future Plans.

Nottingham Trent University

New Dates for Belfast

Unfortunately we have had to shift the dates of the Belfast seminar forward a week. The seminar will now take place on the 9th and 10th of September. We will follow with a programme over the Summer.

Fully-funded places are available for doctoral students to attend the final seminars in the series.

Email us if you want to participate. Attendance is open and free.

Location

The seminar will take place in Seminar Room 3, first floor of the School of Law, University of Newcastle. The School of Law is located at Windsor Terrace. For travel directions, see here. Refreshments will be served from 9:45 in the Staff Common Room.

All are welcome but please get in touch if you wish to come along.

Schedule

10:30-11:15: Joanna Gray & Neill Marshall, University of Newcastle: ‘The Run on the Rock: the Crisis of the Provincial, Demutualised plc.’
11:15-12:00: Justin O’Brien, University of New South Wales: ‘Pleading Fraud: Goldman Sachs, Creative Enforcement, and the Politics of Blame.’
12:00-12:45: Julie Froud & Ismail Erturk, Manchester Business School: ‘Socrates on the board or bankers working for themselves?’
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45: Alice Belcher, University of Dundee: ‘How Collective Responsibility could be Built into a Re-Engineered Incorporation.’
14:45-15:30: Mel Dubnick, University of New Hampshire: ‘(Re)Constructing Accountability: an Alternative to Regulatory Regime Reform.’
15:30-16:15: Michael Darrington, recently retired CEO of Greggs plc.: ‘Corporate Governance has failed to prevent explosive growth in executive pay – at what cost to society?’
16:15-16:45: Roundtable Discussion.

Preparing for Newcastle

Preparations are underway for our Newcastle seminar. If you want to attend, please let us know. Attendance is free.

Confirmed speakers for the Seminar in Newcastle on the 17th of May are

  • Prof. Alice Belcher, Dundee Law School, University of Dundee: ‘How Collective Responsibility could be Built into a Re-Engineered Incorporation.’
  • Sir Michael Darrington (recently retired as chief executive of Greggs plc): “Corporate Governance has failed to prevent explosive growth in executive pay – at what cost to society?”
  • Prof. Melvin Dubnick, Department of Political Science, University of New Hampshire
  • Prof. Julie Froud, Manchester Business School
  • Prof. Joanna Gray, Newcastle Law School and Prof. Neill Marshall, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University: ‘The Run on the Rock: the Crisis of the Provincial, Demutualised plc.’
  • Prof. Justin O’Brien, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales.
Sir Michael Darrington - recently retired after nearly 25 years as chief executive of Greggs plc.

Preparing for Birkbeck

Our first ‘reengineering the corporation’ seminar takes place on Friday the 26th of March in room 403 on the fourth floor of Birkbeck College’s main Malet Street building. The seminar will focus on various welfare and social aspects of corporate governance and all are welcome.

Schedule.

10:00-10:15: Welcome.

10:15-11:00: Sue Konzelman: ‘Governance, Regulation and Financial Market Instability: The Implications for Policy.’

11:00-11:45: Gordon Clark: ‘Corporate Benefits Policy in an Era of Global Competition.’ Presentation and Background Paper.

11:45-12:30: Paddy Ireland: ‘The Collapse of the Neoliberal Vision: Pension Privatization, Financial Property and the idea of the Ownership Society.’

12:30-14:00: Lunch.

14:00-14:45: Morten Huse: ‘Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: Any Evidence of Critical Mass?’ (For a background paper see here).

14:45-15:30: Sally Wheeler: Shares in Environmental Futures.

15:30-16:00: Discussion involving the TUC.

If you have any problems or if you need directions, don’t hesitate to contact Ciarán.

Shares in Environmental Futures

Confirmed Speakers

Attendance at all the seminars is free. Email us for information and to reserve a place. If you wish to submit a paper please send us an abstract.

London.

The following speakers have confirmed for the London seminar on the 26th of March:

We also hope to have a speaker from the TUC rounding the discussion off at the end of the day. We will distribute a timetable and paper titles soon.

Newcastle.

Confirmed speakers for the Seminar in Newcastle on the 17th of May are

  • Prof. Alice Belcher, Dundee Law School, University of Dundee: ‘How Collective Responsibility could be Built into a Re-Engineered Incorporation.’
  • Sir Michael Darrington (recently retired as chief executive of Greggs plc): “Corporate Governance has failed to prevent explosive growth in executive pay – at what cost to society?”
  • Prof. Melvin Dubnick, Department of Political Science, University of New Hampshire
  • Prof. Julie Froud, Manchester Business School
  • Prof. Joanna Gray, Newcastle Law School and Prof. Neill Marshall, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University: ‘The Run on the Rock: the Crisis of the Provincial, Demutualised plc.’
  • Prof. Justin O’Brien, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales.

Welcome!

For more information on the background to the series, see here.

Welcome to the website for the ‘Re-Engineering the Corporation’ ESRC Seminar Series. The series will run from March to September 2010 in London, Newcastle and Belfast and we hope to see interesting themes and debates emerging from discussions between scholars from a range of disciplines and practitioners from different areas.

Fully-funded places are available for doctoral students to attend all seminars in the series.

Email us if you want to participate. Attendance is open and free.