Join The University of Texas School of Law in Launching the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
February 10-11, 2005
Working Borders: Linking Debates About Insourcing and
Outsourcing of Capital and Labor
On February 10 and 11, 2005, The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice held its launching conference, Working Borders: Linking Debates About Insourcing and Outsourcing of Capital and Labor. The event brought together lawyers, economists, historians, policy-makers and activists from the University of Texas and from around the country to examine critically contemporary proposals about immigration and outsourcing, and to begin to analyze the ways in which each implicates how we understand work and citizenship. Participants also probed how different proposed policies – locally and globally – might affect the extent to which workers are enfranchised in a global economy. The conference included two living newspaper theatrical performances to dramatize the issues. Over 100 people attended the conference. The audience was comprised of the media, government, community groups, concerned citizens, students and faculty. The conference was videotaped. The Proceedings of the Conference were published in Volume 40 of the Texas International Law Journal 2005. For more on the conference, see the About the Conference page, and to view the streaming video, see the Schedule.