***PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE: BOSTOCK 042***
On Wednesday, January 28, the Duke Human Rights Center at KIE and the Rethinking Regulation Program at KIE will host an information session on a new essay competition: The Kenan Institute for Ethics Prize in Regulatory Ethics and Human Rights.
The Information Session will be held in BOSTOCK 042, from
8:00-9:00PM, Wednesday, January 28.
Pizza will be provided.
BOSTOCK 042 is a conference room located in the basement of Bostock Library.
The Kenan Institute for Ethics Prize in Regulatory Ethics and Human Rights is an essay competition for undergraduate students interested in business ethics, workplace safety and regulation, and human rights. This year’s policy focus is the regulatory responses to the collapse of Rana Plaza on April 24, 2013, which caused the deaths of over 1,100 people and injured 2,500 more. Located in Bangladesh, the eight story building housed several factories that churned out cheap clothes for stores around the world — including retailers like Walmart, JC Penney, H&M, and Benetton. Rana Plaza sparked protests around the world as workers and human rights activists pushed for greater corporate responsibility and government oversight of the garment industry. In 4000-5000 words, students, working alone or in pairs, must evaluate the recent policy responses and regulatory changes, considering their implications for human rights.
The deadline to register to participate in the contest (as an individual or a team) is 5:00PM, Friday, February 13. To register, please fill out this online form.
There will be an open “office hours” session for registered participants to consult with DHRC@KIE and Rethinking Regulation@KIE faculty and staff on Thursday, February 19 from 3:00-6:00PM(details provided after registration).
Essays will be due to Kate Preston by 5:00PM on Sunday, March 29. Finalists will present their analyses before a panel of judges at a public event on Monday, April 13, at 5:00PM in West Duke 101. Winners will receive cash prizes, their essays will be published on the Kenan Institute for Ethics website, and their policy recommendations will be distributed to relevant international organizations.
For more information contact Kate Preston.