Regulatory ethics and human rights essay prizes awarded

Hr-Reg-Essay-WinnersFour Duke students competed for the first ever Kenan Institute for Ethics undergraduate essay prize in regulatory ethics and human rights. A collaboration between the Rethinking Regulation program at KIE and the Duke Human Rights Center at KIE, the contest was focused on issues surrounding the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. The students (two working as a team) were selected as finalists and presented their essays to a panel of judges including Allan Freyer (Director, Workers’ Rights Project at the North Carolina Justice Center), Steven J. Lerner (Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Hill Group), and Layna Mosley (Professor of Political Science, UNC Chapel Hill). The awards are as follows:

First Place (Tie)
Emily Feng (T’15): “Preventing the Next Rana Plaza: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Global Supply Chains”
Diana Tarrazo (T’17): “The Rana Plaza Collapse: Policy to Prevent a Race to the Bottom”

Ava Jackson (T’15) and Joseph Wu (T’15): “The Rana Plaza Collapse: An Analysis of the Bangladesh Labor Laws”