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Date Change: International Institute Faculty Book Series, February 26

February 12, 2008

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY 12 TO FEBRUARY 26

The International Institute’s International Faculty Book Series
(formerly the World Beyond Our Borders Book Series)
on Human Rights around the World

presents

Gay Seidman (Sociology)

discussing her new book

Beyond the Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights, and Transnational Activism

Tuesday, February 26 at 7pm
University Bookstore in the Hilldale Mall (702 N. Midvale Boulevard)

Beyond the Boycott examines three campaigns (in South Africa, India, and Guatemala) in which activists successfully used the threat of a consumer boycott to pressure companies to accept voluntary codes of conduct and independent monitoring of work sites. As trade and capital move across borders in growing volume and with greater speed, civil society and human rights movements are also becoming more global. Highly original and thought-provoking, Beyond the Boycott vividly depicts the contemporary movement to humanize globalization—its present and its possible future.

Questions? Please call Masarah Van Eyck, Director of Communications, Division of International Studies: 608 262-5590

More information is available on the entire series at http://www.news.wisc.edu/14694

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