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Challenging Business


Oct 27 2015


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Challenging Business

Challenging Business

Progressive Reform and Private Sector Responses in India and Latin America

Join us for a discussion with interdisciplinary scholars Jeffrey Rubin (Boston University) and Suzanne Katzenstein (Duke University) about the relationship between progressive political reform and the conduct of business in Latin America and India. Moderated by Professor Jocelyn Olcott of Duke University, this discussion will offer an opportunity to draw from geographically specific case studies to identify more general patterns and processes of engagement between progressive political movements and private-sector businesses.

Professor Rubin’s visit to Duke is co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, International Comparative Studies, the Global Brazil Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Department of History. Rubin will participate in two other discussions during his visit to Duke. On Monday, he’ll talk with undergraduates about Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women’s Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration, a book he co-authored with his daughter, Emma Sokoloff-Rubin. Later that evening, he’ll present on his book, Enduring Reform.


Jeffrey Rubin

Boston University

Jeffrey Rubin is Associate Professor of History and a Research Associate at the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) at Boston University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. Rubin’s work is ethnographic, collaborative, interdisciplinary, and transnational. He is co-editor of Enduring Reform:  Progressive Activism and…...

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Suzanne Katzenstein

Duke University

Suzanne Katzenstein is a Research Scholar and the Project Director at the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. Her current research analyzes government use of different economic and legal strategies to protect national security and promote human rights. Most recently, Suzanne was a visiting assistant professor…...

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