UCI Labor Studies Program Presents


Reflections and Perspectives on Globalization and the Condition of Labor



April 26 and 27, 2001

University of California, Irvine

Humanities Instructional Building 135

(Note: All panels will take place in Humanities Instructional Building 135)

April 26, Thursday:

1:00-1:15 HIB 135

Opening Remarks

Gilbert G. Gonzalez, Director, UCI Labor Studies Program


1.      Globalization in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Chris Chase Dunn, Sociology, UCR
Dana Frank, American Studies, UCSC
Dave Smith, Sociology, UCI
        Moderator: Sally Stein, Art History, UCI


2.      Local Within the Global I

Edna Bonacich, Sociology, UCR
Miriam Wells, Human and Community Development, UCD
Ruth Milkman, Sociology, UCLA
        Moderator: John Liu, Asian American Studies, UCI


3.      Roundtable on the Proceedings

Nancy Naples, Sociology and Women's Studies, UCI
Linda Vo, Asian American Studies, UCI

Dinner University Club (for participants only)

April 27, Friday

Continental Breakfast, 8:15-8:45 HIB 135

9:00-10-30 HIB 135

4.      Local Within the Global II.

Eric Mann, Los Angeles Labor Center
Ed Soja, Urban Planning, UCLA
Hector Delgado, Sociology and Chicano Latino Studies, UCI
        Gilda Ochoa, Sociology and Chicana/o Studies, Pomona College


5.      Labor Migration and Free Trade

David Kyle, Sociology, UCR
Frank D. Bean, Sociology, UCI
Raul Fernandez, Chicano Latino Studies, UCI
        Linda Vo, Asian American Studies, UCI

Lunch Break, 12:30-1:15


6.      Free Trade, Production and Labor Processes

Amalia Cabezas, Women's Studies, UCR
Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Geography, UCB
Judy Stepan Norris, Sociology, UCI
        Moderator: Uptal Lahiri, Linguistics, UCI


7.      The University, Education and the Global Economy

Peter McLaren, Education, UCLA
Theo Goldberg, Director, UC Humanities Research Institute
Lou Miron, Education, UCI
        Moderator: Heidi Tinsman, History, UCI


8.      Roundtable on the Conference Proceedings

Dorothy Fujita Rony, Asian American Studies, UCI
Gilbert Gonzalez, Chicano Latino Studies, UCI

Retire to the Anteater Pub

Funding provided by the UCI Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Graduate Studies and Research and the School of Social Sciences made possible the hosting of the conference.

For more information contact Gillian Kumm at gkumm@uci.edu or Leslie Bunnage at lbunnage@uci.edu