Keynote Address: Maria Echaveste
- Shannon Baley
- Linda Bosniak
- Sarah H. Cleveland
- Dan Danielsen
- Karen Engle
- William Forbath
- James K. Galbraith
- Tom Green
- Barbara Hines
- David Kennedy
- Ray Marshall
- Sharmila Rudrappa
- Alvaro Santos
- Harley Shaiken
- Chantal Thomas
- MARIA ECHAVESTE has built a distinguished career working as
a senior White House official, long-time community leader,
corporate attorney, professor, and advocate for the rights of
migrant workers. She recently co-founded the Nueva Vista Group, a
political strategy and public policy consulting firm that
specializes in a variety of issues such as labor and immigration.
Prior to founding the Nueva Vista Group, she served as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for President Clinton, a position she held from May 1998 through January 2001. In this role, Ms. Echaveste had oversight responsibility for many of the President's domestic policy initiatives, including civil rights and immigration. Working with a team of core advisors, Ms. Echaveste developed communications, legislative and public outreach strategies for the White House.
From February 1997 to May 1998, Ms. Echaveste was Assistant to the President and Director of Public Liaison at the White House. Prior to working in the White House, Ms. Echaveste served as the Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, from June 1993 to early 1997. At the Labor Department, she worked to eradicate sweatshop and child labor and to implement the family medical leave act.
The daughter of farm workers from Mexico, Ms. Echaveste continues to play an active role in transnational labor issues. She serves as a member of the Advocacy Advisory Board of the Farmworkers Justice Fund, Inc and as an advisor to the United Farm Workers of America.
Ms. Echaveste teaches at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and Goldman School of Public Policy and is a fellow at the Center for Latin American Studies. She is a frequent guest on the weekly PBS television show "To the Contrary," a women's political roundtable focused on issues of national interest. Ms. Echaveste is involved in politics and national policy as a member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee and as an advisor to Howard Dean's presidential campaign. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of People for the American Way, the Children's Law Center of Washington, D.C., and CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Ms. Echaveste also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute.
Ms. Echaveste received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor from the University of California at Berkeley. She worked as an attorney specializing in corporate litigation for firms in Los Angeles and New York, becoming special counsel in 1989 with the New York firm of Rosenman & Colin.
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Living Borders Performance
- SHANNON BALEY (Producer, Dramaturg & Script Developer) is a doctoral
candidate in the Performance as Public Practice program in the
Department of Theatre and Dance at UT Austin. She is currently
writing her dissertation on gestic feminist dramaturgy and has
recently published an article in Modern Drama on the plays
of Naomi Wallace.
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- LINDA BOSNIAK is Professor of Law at Rutgers University.
She is a graduate, with Distinction, from Stanford Law School,
and earned a Masters Degree in Latin American Studies at the
University of California, Berkeley. She has published extensively
on immigration, nationalism and citizenship in the law and in
political theory. She is currently completing a book entitled
The Citizen and The Alien: Dilemmas of Contemporary Membership
(forthcoming, Princeton University Press), and is the author, among
other articles, of "Constitutional Citizenship Through the Prism of
Alienage," (Ohio State Law Journal, 2002), "Citizenship
Denationalized," (Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies,
2000), "Universal Citizenship and the Problem of Alienage,"
(Northwestern Law Review, 2000), "Opposing Prop. 187:
Undocumented Immigrants and The National Imagination,"
(Connecticut Law Review, 1996), and "Membership, Equality,
and The Difference That Alienage Makes," (New York University
Law Review, 1994).
Professor Bosniak teaches Immigration Law, Constitutional Law, Employment Discrimination Law and seminars on citizenship and on territoriality. During the 2001-2002 academic year, she served as a Law and Public Affairs Fellow and Visiting Professor at Princeton University. During the 2003-2004 academic year, she served as Acting Director of the Center For the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Scholarship at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. She has lectured widely at conferences and presented papers at many universities including the University of Minnesota, Harvard, Fordham, University of Colorado, Yale, Brooklyn Law School, Hofstra and Georgetown.
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- SARAH H. CLEVELAND is the Marrs McLean Professor in Law at
The University of Texas School of Law, where she has been on the
faculty since 1997. She teaches courses on (1) international human
rights, focusing particularly on U.S. compliance with human rights
norms, (2) international labor rights, in which students liaise with
and pursue research projects for NGOs and activists working in the
international labor rights area, and (3) foreign affairs and the
Constitution, including immigration and refugee law.
A former Rhodes Scholar and law clerk to Justice Harry Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court, Professor Cleveland holds her J.D. from Yale Law School, her undergraduate degree from Brown University, and a Masters degree in history from Oxford University. While in law school, Cleveland assisted in representing Haitian refugees who were being detained at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Prior to entering teaching, she worked as a Skadden Fellow with Florida Legal Services, pursuing wage and civil rights claims on behalf of Caribbean workers who were brought to the U.S. to cut sugar cane, and other migrant workers in the southeastern U.S.
Professor Cleveland's publications include: "Why International Labor Standards?" in International Labor Standards: Globalization, Trade, and Public Policy (Stanford Univ. Press 2003); "Powers Inherent in Sovereignty: Indians, Aliens, Territories, and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of Plenary Power Over Foreign Affairs" (Texas Law Review, 2002); "Human Rights Sanctions and International Trade: A Theory of Compatibility" (Journal of International Economic Law, 2002); "Norm Internalization and U.S. Economic Sanctions" (Yale Journal of International Law, 2001); and "Global Labor Rights and the Alien Tort Claims Act" (Texas Law Review, 1998).
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- DAN DANIELSEN
is Associate Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law. He is an experienced lawyer and scholar with dual interests in legal academia and the world of legal practice. He teaches International Business Regulation, International Law, Corporations, Conflict of Laws, and Law and Economic Development. Professor Danielsen’s current research focuses on the role of corporate actors in transnational regulation and governance. His work seeks to identify regulatory strategies at various local, national, transnational, and institutional levels to shape and harness corporate power to improve social welfare and increase economic development around the globe.
Prior to joining Northeastern University, Professor Danielsen was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Europe Online Networks S.A., a pioneer in the provision of broadband Internet and interactive multimedia services to consumers across Europe. Previously, he was a partner at Foley, Hoag & Eliot LLP in Boston where his practice focused on the representation of U.S. and European public and privately held business with respect to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, content and technology licensing, and corporate strategy.
Throughout his time in practice, Professor Danielsen was an adjunct professor at the School of Law. He has taught Torts, Public International Law, Corporations and Modern Legal Theory, International Business Transactions and Trade, Corporations, and Conflicts of Laws. He also taught a course on Law, Sex and Identity for two years at Harvard Law School. Professor Danielsen is the coauthor of After Identity: A Reader in Law and Culture (Routledge Press, 1994) and has written a number of law review articles.
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- KAREN ENGLE is W.H. Francis, Jr. Professor in Law and Director
of the Center for Human Rights at The University of Texas School of
Law, where she has taught since 2002. Previously she was Professor of
Law at the University of Utah, where she taught for ten years. She
teaches courses in employment discrimination, public international law
and international human rights. She also teaches specialized human
rights seminars, including "Third World and Feminist Approaches to
International Law" and "Human Rights and the Uses of Culture."
Professor Engle received her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree from Baylor University. Following law school and a clerkship with Judge Jerre S. Williams on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Engle returned to Harvard Law School as a post-doctoral Ford Fellow in Public International Law. During the second year of her fellowship, she also served as Program Director.
Professor Engle lectures extensively in the U.S. and Europe on identity politics and international human rights law, and is currently working on a book on human rights and culture. She is co-editor of After Identity: A Reader in Law and Culture (Routledge 1992) and author of numerous articles, the most recent of which include "Feminism and Its (Dis)contents: Criminalizing War-Time Rape in Bosnia," (forthcoming), "International Human Rights and Feminisms: When Discourses Keep Meeting" (forthcoming), "The Construction of Good Aliens and Good Citizens: Legitimizing the War on Terrorism" (Colorado Law Review), "From Skepticism to Embrace: Human Rights and the American Anthropological Association from 1947-1999," (Human Rights Quarterly, 2001), and "Culture and Human Rights: The Asian Values Debate in Context" (NYU Journal of International Law & Policy, 2000). Her 1992 article, "Female Subjects of Public International Law: Human Rights and the Exotic Other Female" has been reprinted and excerpted in numerous text books and collections in the U.S. and abroad.
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- WILLIAM FORBATH is Lloyd M. Bentsen Endowed Chair in Law
and Professor of History at the University of Texas, where he
came in 1997 after more than a decade on the faculties of law
and history at UCLA. He is an historian of American law and
politics, and intellectual life. He was a visiting professor at
Columbia Law School in 2001-02.
Professor Forbath is the author of Law and the Shaping of the American Labor Movement (Harvard, 1991), and the influential articles "The Ambiguities of Free Labor: Labor and Law in the Gilded Age" (Wisconsin Law Review, 1985), "Caste, Class and Equal Citizenship" (Michigan Law Review, 1999) and "Constitutional Welfare Rights" (Fordham Law Review, 2001) as well as essays in Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and elsewhere. His current work concerns the history of immigration law and policies, the constitutional politics of the Progressive and New Deal eras, and a variety of issues at the intersection of social and constitutional theory. Professor Forbath earned his J.D. and Ph.D. from Yale.
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- JAMES K. GALBRAITH teaches economics and a variety of
other subjects at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public
Affairs and The University of Texas at Austin's Department of
Government. He holds degrees from Harvard (B.A. magna cum laude,
1974) and Yale (Ph.D. in economics, 1981). He studied economics
as a Marshall Scholar at King's College, Cambridge in 1974-1975,
and then served in several positions on the staff of the U.S.
Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic
Committee. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution
in 1985. He directed the LBJ School's Ph.D. Program in Public
Policy from 1995 to 1997. He is currently the Director of
University of Texas Inequality Project.
Galbraith served as Chief Technical Adviser to the State Planning Commission, P.R. China, on a project on macroeconomic reform from 1994 to 1997. He has co-authored two textbooks, The Economic Problem with Robert L. Heilbroner and Macroeconomics with William Darity, Jr., as well as Balancing Acts: Technology, Finance and the American Future.
Galbraith's book, Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay, was published by the Free Press in August 1998. His new book, Inequality and Industrial Change: A Global View (Cambridge University Press, 2001), is co-edited with Maureen Berner and features contributions from six LBJ School Ph.D. students.
Galbraith maintains several outside connections, including serving as a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute and as chair of Economists Allied for Arms Reduction (ECAAR). He also writes a column on economic and political issues for the Texas Observer.
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- TOM GREEN is senior vice president, Law and Administration,
and secretary for Dell. In this role, he serves as general
counsel and also is responsible for worldwide human resources and
corporate communications. Mr. Green joined Dell in August 1994
from Chicago Title and Trust Company, the United States' largest
title insurance organization, where he served as executive vice
president and general counsel. Previously, he was executive vice
president and general counsel for Trammell Crow Company, based
in Dallas, Texas. His background also includes a position as
litigation partner for the national law firm of Jones, Day,
Reavis & Pogue, and a term as law clerk to former U.S.
Chief Justice Warren Burger.
He earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1980 and a bachelor's degree in English in 1977 from the University of Utah.
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- BARBARA HINES is a clinical professor at The University of
Texas School of Law and directs the immigration clinic. She
received her law degree from Northeastern University School of
Law and her undergraduate degree with honors in Latin American
Studies from The University of Texas. She has practiced in the
field of immigration law since 1975 and is Board Certified by the
Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Immigration and Nationality
Law. She served as the first Co-Director of Texas Lawyer
Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Project and currently is of counsel to and a member of the Board
of Directors of the organization. She serves as chair of the
Board of Directors of the National Immigration Project of the
National Lawyers Guild and serves on the publications and amicus
committees of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Professor Hines received the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for Excellence in Litigation in 1992, the AILA Texas Chapter Litigation Award in 1993, and UT Law School Public Interest Law Association's award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002. In 2000, she was selected as one of the 100 outstanding lawyers of the century by the Texas Lawyer.
Professor Hines was a Fulbright Lecturer/Researcher in Buenos Aires in 1996, focusing on immigration and international human rights at the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), a leading Argentine human rights organization. In 2002, Professor Hines returned to CELS to assist in starting the first immigration clinic in Argentina. She received a second Fulbright award in 2004.
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- DAVID KENNEDY is the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at
Harvard Law School, and Director of the European Law Research
Center. He teaches international law, international economic
policy, European law, American legal theory, and law and
development. He joined the faculty in 1981 after teaching in
Germany. Kennedy holds a Ph.D. in international affairs from the
Fletcher School at Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard. He
has practiced law with various international institutions,
including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and
the Commission of the European Union, and with the private firm
of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in Brussels. He is the
author of various articles and books on international law and
legal theory, and founder of the New Approaches to International
Professor Kennedy's research uses interdisciplinary materials from sociology and social theory, economics and history to explore issues of global governance, development policy and the nature of professional expertise. He is particularly interested in the politics of the transnational regime for economic policy making. The European Law Research Center hosts fellows, sponsors research and organizes conferences and professional training programs in European, international and comparative law. Kennedy has been particularly committed to developing new voices from the third world and among women in international affairs.
As a practicing lawyer, Professor Kennedy has worked on numerous international projects, both commercial and public. His work with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton combined European antitrust litigation, government relations advising and general corporate law. He has worked as a special consultant for the United Nations, as a legal advisor in the Legal Services of the Commission of the European Communities, and consulted for a range of projects involving European and international law. Prof. Kennedy served as Chair of the Graduate Committee and Faculty Director of Graduate and International Legal Studies from 1991-1997. He has advised a number of educational institutions on their law and graduate programs, including Brown University, the University of Quebec Lavalle and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Professor Kennedy has lectured at numerous universities and institutes, and has been a Visiting Professor at New York University in 1999, at the University of Paris - Nanterre from 1995-1998 and 2001-2002; at the University of Toronto in 1998 and 1999 and at the University of Paris (II) in the spring of 1998. He was a Visiting Scholar at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 2000-2001.
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- RAY MARSHALL is Professor Emeritus and Audre
and Bernard Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public
Affairs at Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The
University of Texas. Marshall has a Ph.D. in economics from the
University of California at Berkeley. A member of the UT Austin
faculty since 1962, he came to the LBJ School in 1981 after
serving for four years as U.S. Secretary of Labor in the Carter
Professor Marshall was a member of the Clinton administration's National Skills Standards Board and the Advisory Commission on Labor Diplomacy. In addition, he was co-chair of the Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, a member of the board of the Economic Policy Institute, and a member of the Commission on State and Local Public Service. Marshall also served as chair of the board of the National Center on Education and the Economy and is the President Emeritus of the International Labor Rights Fund. He is author of more than thirty books and monographs, including Thinking for a Living: Education and the Wealth of Nations, and Back to Shared Prosperity. He retired from teaching at the LBJ School in 1998.
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- SHARMILA RUDRAPPA is Assistant Professor at The
University of Texas Department of Sociology. Rudrappa completed
her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Rudrappa, a South-Asian-American studies scholar, also
specializes in gender and immigration issues. Her book,
Ethnic Routes to Becoming American, is published with
Rutgers University Press in 2004. At present, Dr. Rudrappa is
working on how globalization affects the social rights of
citizenship. Her project is tentatively titled "Techno-Braceros,
Indian Mothers and Other Such Phenomena: Conceiving Citizenship
in 21st Century United States." She was in India during the
summer 2003 conducting preliminary research for the project.
Dr. Rudrappa is a recipient of the Humanities Institute
Fellowship for the fall 2003. Rudrappa teaches courses in
Sociological Theory, Gender and Society in South Asia,
Contemporary Issues in U. S. Race/Ethnicity, and Political
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- ALVARO SANTOS is a Byse Fellow and S.J.D. candidate at
Harvard Law School. His dissertation focuses on the influence
of international economic law on domestic legal regimes
regulating the labor market, particularly on the North American
economic integration and its effects on Mexican labor relations.
His fields of study include international economic law, law and
development, and law and social theory. In his most recent work,
Alvaro analyzes the "rule of law" agenda promoted by
international development institutions. This research explores
the different conceptions of the rule of law at play in
development projects, analyzes a range of critiques to
development agencies' theories on how legal and judicial reform
would foster economic development, and offers several hypotheses
to explain the endurance and appeal of these reforms projects.
Alvaro received his LL.M. from Harvard (2000), where he held a
Ford Foundation scholarship, and obtained a J.D. with high
honors from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1999). He
has taught International Law at Tufts University and Law and
Development in the Master's Degree on Management of Development
offered by the University of Turin & the International
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- HARLEY SHAIKEN is Class of 1930 Professor and Director
of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of
California, Berkeley. He is a Professor of Social and Cultural
Studies at the Graduate School of Education and is a member of
the Department of Geography at Berkeley where he specializes on
issues of work, technology, and global production. He is on the
advisory committee of the Institute for Labor and Employment and
the Center for Labor Research and Education at UC-Berkeley. He
was formerly on the faculty of the University of California, San
Prior to joining the University of California faculty, he was a Research Associate in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1981 to 1986 and in 1980 was a post doctoral fellow in the STS program at MIT. He is the author of three books: Work Transformed: Automation and Labor in the Computer Age; Automation and Global Production; and Mexico in the Global Economy, as well as numerous articles and reports in both scholarly and popular journals.
He is an advisor on trade and labor issues to public and private organizations and leading members of the United States Congress. He is a member of the advisory boards of American Rights at Work and the Center for American Progress, both in Washington D.C.
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- CHANTAL THOMAS is an international economic law scholar.
An honors graduate of Harvard Law School, she is Professor of Law
at Fordham University in New York City, where she teaches
International Trade, International Law and Developing Countries,
Law and Globalization, Law and Community Development, Corporations
and Contracts. This year, Thomas is a visiting professor at The
University of Texas School of Law. Her publications include
"Challenges for Democracy and Trade: The Case of the United
States," "Constitutional Change and International Government," and
"Trade-Related Labor and Environment Agreements?" She has taught
international economic law at Oxford University, the School of
Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London,
Suzhou University of China, and American University of Cairo.
An International Trade Specialist for the American Bar
Association's Africa Law Initiative, and a private-sector
consultant on international trade law, Professor Thomas sits on
the Board of Directors of the American Foreign Law Association and
on the Executive Council of the American Society of International
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