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Appendix B Workshop Speaker Biosketches Janice Bellace is the Samuel Blank Professor of Legal Studies, and professor of Legal Studies and Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she joined the faculty in 1977. She is also director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Busi- ness, a unique four-year undergraduate course of study that integrates busi- ness education, advanced language training, and a liberal arts education. From 1994-1999, she served as Wharton's deputy dean, the school's chief academic officer. In luly 1999, Professor Bellace took a leave of absence from Penn to become the first president of Singapore Management Univer- sity, Singapore's newest university, which matriculated its first students in August 2000. The author of numerous books, chapters, articles, and pa- pers, Dr. Bellace's research interests are in the field of labor and employ- ment law, both domestic and international. Her most recent article on a non-American topic is "The ILO Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work." Dr. Bellace is a member of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations of the Interna- tional Labour Organization (ILO), a group of 20 scholars from around the world who report on compliance with fundamental labor and human rights standards. She received her bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds an M.Sc. degree from the London School of Economics, which she attended as a Thouron Scholar. 55

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56 NATIONAL LEGAL FRAMEWORKS Arturo Bronstein is the senior labour law and policy advisor for the International Labour Office in Geneva. He has received law training at the Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, from which he graduated as an attorney at law in 1967. He practiced law for several years in Buenos Aires, specializing in labor law. Between 1972 and 1974, he pursued doctoral studies at the University of Paris, where he also lectured on comparative social security. He joined the ILO in 1974 in the Labour Law and Labour Relations Branch. In 1987 he was appointed Head of the Labour Legislation Section in the ILO. and in 1996 he took un a field . . _~___~___ __ _ _ _ ___ -- --- ---- -- , ~-~ --- - ~ ~ - --- -- - -- fir ~ ~~~~ ~ position, as Director of the ILO Multi-Disciplinary Team for Central America, Cuba, Mexico, Haiti, Panama and the Dominican Republic, based in San lose, Costa Rica. In April 2000 he returned to the ILO Headquar- ters in Geneva, as deputy director of the Government, Labour Law and Labour Administration Department; in April 2002 he was named senior ILO labour law policy advisor. He has authored many publications in the field of labor law and labor relations. In addition to his position in the ILO, he is the current Secretary General of the International Society for Labour Law and Social Security. William Clatanoff is the assistant United States trade representative for labor. Mr. Clatanoff was the counselor for Labor Affairs at the Ameri- can Embassy in Tokyo from August 1996 to May 2001. He has had exten- sive experience working to improve the equity and efficiency of labor mar- kets, having served with the International Labor Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, the International Labour Organization in Geneva (1992-1995), and the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services. Prior to entering government service, he taught economics at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. A native of Annapo- lis, Maryland, Mr. Clatanoff received a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. from the University of Maryland, both in economics. Juan Amor F. Palafox is the dean and associate professor of the School of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of the Philippines (UP), where he teaches courses in both the human resources (HR) and labor management specialization fields, such as basic theory courses and advanced special subjects in training and development; HR administrative processes; and labor laws with implications on HR processes. He is also director of the Center for Labor Justice (SOLAIR). He earned his B.S. from the Uni- versity of the Philippines, cum laudLe, and his Master of Labor and Indus-

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APPENDIX B 57 trial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is on leave from doctoral studies in educational psychology at UP and is cur- rently serving as the Coordinator of the Yearly Update on Labor lurispru- dence, a seminar that tackles all labor-related Supreme Court-decided cases on an annual basis. He is one of UP SO LAIR's most active faculty mem- bers in the training and development circuit. Sandra Polaski is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her work focuses on international labor policy in the context of trade, development, and multilateral relations. Until April 2002, Ms. Polaski served as the U.S. Secretary of State's special representative for international labor affairs, the senior State Department official dealing with such matters. In that capacity she played a leading role in the development of U.S. government policy on international labor issues and integrated those issues into U.S. foreign policy. Among other responsibilities at the State Department, she served as the lead negotiator in establishing labor provi- sions in the U.S.-Iordan Free Trade Agreement, considered a model for future agreements. Ms. Polaski was responsible for the development and implementation of the State Department's innovative "Partnerships to Eliminate Sweatshops" program, providing grants to private-sector groups to promote corporate social responsibility and good labor standards in workplaces around the globe. Previously, Ms. Polaski was the director of economic and labor law research for the Secretariat of the North American Commission on Labor Cooperation, a NAFTA-related intergovernmental body. Lejo Sibbel is the chief technical advisor of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Garment Sector Working Conditions Improvement Project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Previously, he worked in the ILO Multi-Disciplinary Team in Manila, the Philippines, as an associate expert on standards, advising governments and workers' and employers' organiza- tions on the contents of ILO Conventions and their incorporation into national law and practice. He has also worked in Geneva in the ILO's Stan- dards Department as an associate expert on human rights and for the United Nations Centre for Human Rights (now the Office of the UN High Com- missioner for Human Rights). Davitl Tajgman is the principal behind an international consultancy, Labour in Development, which is based in Arhus, Denmark. The

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58 NATIONAL LEGAL FRAMEWORKS consultancy specializes in concrete downstream use of international labor standards (ILS) as a reference for policy making and activity and program implementation. He has been engaged in a range of projects, including work for the European Commission in establishing a methodology for as- sessing applications for special arrangements relating to labor standards. He has conducted assessments of Russia, Ukraine, and Sri Lanka under the European Union regulations. He has authored and co-authored a number of books and materials on the use of ILS, including Parliamentarians, GuidLe to Convention No. 182 (ILO, 2002), A Users, G?vidLe to FreedLom of Association (ILO, 2000), LaIDour Policies and Practices in LaIDour Based Infrastructure (ILO, 1 997), and Child(LaIDo?vr Briefing Materials (ILO, 1 999) . During his professional career outside the United States, he has drafted labor laws for a number of African countries, assessed wage systems and prepared general- ized guidelines on food for work programs, advised on the application of labor standards in employment creation programs in South Africa and Namibia, prepared policies papers on ILS and employment, and prepared training materials and courses on maritime labor standards, procedural as- pects of ILS, ILS and productivity, and the ILO's Declaration on Funda- mental Principles and Rights at Work. He collaborates regularly with the International Training Center of the ILO in Turin, Italy. Before his incar- nation as a consultant, he was recruited in 1987 into the International Labour Office and worked in the International Labour Standards Depart- ment in Geneva until 1992 and in Harare from 1992 to 1996. Prior to that he was a staff lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board in Los Angeles, California, and for the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood. He holds a B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a I.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is a member of the California Bar. Mr. Tajgman is currently finishing a master's degree in financial economics at the School of Oriental and Afri- can Studies of the University of London. Marley Weiss is a professor of law at the University of Maryland. In 1984, Professor Weiss left the position of associate general counsel of the United Auto Workers (UAW) to join the Maryland faculty as associate professor of law. She had worked in the UAW Legal Department since her graduation from Harvard Law School. Professor Weiss spent her sabbatical leave in 1993-1994 as a visiting professor at the Eotvos Lorand University Faculty of Law in Budapest, Hungary, and returned there as a Visiting Fulbright Lecturer for the spring 1997 semester. She served as chairperson

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APPENDIX B 59 of the National Advisory Committee to the U.S. National Administrative Office for the NAFTA Labor Side Agreement from 1994-200 1. She served as secretary-elect (1 996-1997) and as secretary (1 997-1998) of the Ameri- can Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law. Professor Weiss specializes in all facets of labor and employment law, including com- parative and international aspects, and has published on a wide range of related topics. She has a B.A. from Barnard College and a I.D. from Harvard Law School. George White is the director of the Office of International Labor Af- fairs at the U.S. Department of State.

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