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Elon Musk praises Chinese workers for ‘burning the 3am oil’ – here’s what that really looks like

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Eli Friedman, associate professor in the ILR School, says, “Excessive overtime is kind of a built-in feature of the whole model of industrial development in China. Very long hours and compulsory overtime, while not legal, are also completely the norm.”
Elon Musk praises Chinese workers for ‘burning the 3am oil’ – here’s what that really looks like

Grant to Fund Conference on Climate Change in South Asia

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A Cornell-led international team of researchers, including ILR's Sarah Besky has received a $65,000 grant from the NEH for its project, “The Next Monsoon: Climate Change and Contemporary Cultural Production in South Asia.”
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Grant to Fund Conference on Climate Change in South Asia

Debate on Apparel Industry Future Set for Oct. 12

A panel of experts will join ILR’s New Conversations Project to discuss what is ahead for the Asian apparel industry as it endures climate change and public health issues.
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Debate on Apparel Industry Future Set for Oct. 12

The Post-COVID Future of the Apparel Industry

A new paper from ILR’s New Conversation Project differentiates between apparel industry changes brought on by COVID-19 and those that result from the industry’s natural trajectory.
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The Post-COVID Future of the Apparel Industry

Takeout Couriers in China Quietly Strike ‘Under the Radar’

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Research from Chuxuan “Victoria” Liu ’21 and Eli Friedman documents “ministrikes” by small groups of food couriers in China.
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Takeout Couriers in China Quietly Strike ‘Under the Radar’

The Ideological Foundations of the Mobilization of the Unemployed

Assistant Professor Dina Bishara compared Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco to explore the emergence – or lack thereof – of collective associations of unemployed university graduates.
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The Ideological Foundations of the Mobilization of the Unemployed

ILR Perspective Informing Reform in India

Visiting faculty member Dr. Ramaswami "Balu" Balasubramaniam applies his reform work in India to his teaching at ILR.
Dr. Ramaswami "Balu" Balasubramaniam teaching in an ILR classroom
ILR Perspective Informing Reform in India

Build Capacity, Not Sanctions

Trade agreements should include more resources for trade partners, says Assistant Professor Desiree LeClercq.
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Build Capacity, Not Sanctions

Codes of Conduct for Supply Chains Challenged

“Private Regulation of Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains,” a new book by Professor Sarosh Kuruvilla, examines the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility in improving labor standards in global supply chains.
Cover art for Sarosh Kuruvilla's book, “Private Regulation of Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains.”
Codes of Conduct for Supply Chains Challenged

New Conversations Project Releases Social Dialogue Report

A year-long mapping exercise, utilizing COVID-19 as a “stress test,” has resulted in 10 country-specific reports on the state of worker organizing, bargaining and social dialogue in garment-producing nations.
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New Conversations Project Releases Social Dialogue Report

Future of Work Report Launches at ILR

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International Labour Organizaton and ILR lead discussion with experts from diverse fields.

Linda Barrington, associate dean for outreach and sponsored research in the ILR School, and Richard Samans, World Economic Forum executive director, speak at the ILR School’s event discussing the landmark report issued by the International Labour Organiza
Future of Work Report Launches at ILR

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Hong Kong protests changed young generation, captured international attention

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Occupy Central Upshots

Professor Eli Friedman Discusses His New Book, Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China

Professor Eli Friedman Discusses His New Book, Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China

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Professor Eli Friedman Discusses His New Book, Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China

Susan Porter, BSILR '14, featured in Marlo Thomas' newest book

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Susan Porter, BSILR '14, featured in Marlo Thomas' newest book

Fields Wins IZA Prize in Labor Economics

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Fields Wins IZA Prize in Labor Economics

Snell Delivers Keynote Presentation at ACREW Conference in Australia

Snell Delivers Keynote Presentation at ACREW Conference in Australia

ILR IP Launches GSL Trips to Peru and Vietnam

ILR IP Launches GSL Trips to Peru and Vietnam

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ILR IP Launches GSL Trips to Peru and Vietnam

Teresa Danso-Danquah, BSILR ’15, Awarded Harry S. Truman Scholarship

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Teresa Danso-Danquah, BSILR ’15, Awarded Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Marja Hinfelaar, Ph.D., Director of Research and Programs at SAIPAR, visits the ILR School

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Marja Hinfelaar, Ph.D., Director of Research and Programs at SAIPAR, visits the ILR School

Social, Economic, and Political Impact of the Ebola Pandemic

Social, Economic, and Political Impact of the Ebola Pandemic

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Social, Economic, and Political Impact of the Ebola Pandemic

Armenian Student Organization and Cornell Hillel Hold Joint Commemoration Event

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Armenian Student Organization and Cornell Hillel Hold Joint Commemoration Event

ILR Extension Hosts Lemniscaat Management School of The Netherlands

Curriculum designed by ILR Extension in consultation with colleagues at Lemniscaat to consider issues of human resources and business management.

ILR Extension Hosts Lemniscaat Management School of The Netherlands

International Experience Grants

Summer 2011 Activity

International Experience Grants

“Once-in-a-Century” Mexico Course Accents ILR International Offerings

A unique class based on the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution

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“Once-in-a-Century” Mexico Course Accents ILR International Offerings

ILR Students get exposure to Internship Opportunities at SVYM, an Indian NGO

Dr. Balu talks to students about internship opportunities

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ILR Students get exposure to Internship Opportunities at SVYM, an Indian NGO

Jordan Yadoo, BSILR’ 12 Describes Immigration & Public Housing Fieldwork in Paris

Describes Immigration & Public Housing Fieldwork in Paris

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Jordan Yadoo, BSILR’ 12 Describes Immigration & Public Housing Fieldwork in Paris

The International Graduate Student Association (IGSA) Kicks off an Event Filled Semester!

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The International Graduate Student Association (IGSA) Kicks off an Event Filled Semester!

ESCP Europe Master in Management Ranked No.1 by FT 2010

ESCP Europe Master in Management Ranked No.1 by FT 2010

Daniel Bordeleau BSILR ’12: A multidisciplinary approach to the workplace and global health

A multidisciplinary approach to the workplace and global health

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Daniel Bordeleau BSILR ’12: A multidisciplinary approach to the workplace and global health

From Ithaca to Vrindivan: Reflections on my ILR International Experience

Reflections on my ILR International Experience

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From Ithaca to Vrindivan: Reflections on my ILR International Experience

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