Global Governance Institute


Producing Global Governance in the Global Factory - Prof. Virginia Haufler

20 March 2018, 6:15 pm–7:30 pm

Virginia Haufler

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E28 Harrie Massey LT, 25 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AY

Globalization has created an economic system based on transnational value chains criss-crossing the globe. They obscure the conditions of production on the ground in weakly governed areas of the world. But these same global value chains create the potential for leverage, and are increasingly viewed as a site for global governance. Can this leverage be used as a tool for peace? This talk examines this question through the example of "conflict minerals."

Virginia Haufler is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is affiliated with the Center for International Development and Conflict Management, and is Director of the Global Communities Living-Learning Program. Her research focuses on the changing nature of governance in the global political economy, especially the role of transnational corporations and corporate social responsibility.

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