Human Rights in Global Fashion: Value Chains, Workers, Corporate Accountability, and Systems Design

Schools of Public Engagement: Grad Programs in Int'l Affairs

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Human Rights in Global Fashion
Fall 2024
Taught By: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
Section: A

CRN: 17270

Credits: 3

This course provides an introductory overview of the key obstacles, actors, rules, and methods for crafting innovative solutions in social mobilization, legal intervention, and design with the aim of creating a more socially sustainable and economically inclusive fashion – a fashion that fulfills the human rights and labor rights of workers in the supply chain. The course achieves this aim by analyzing (i) actors, power, and finance in the global value chain in the fashion industry; (ii) international and local standards and institutions - including workers’ human rights and labor rights, corporate obligations and accountability; (iii) social movements and international networks mobilizing worker power; (iv) monitoring and labeling schemes mobilizing consumer power; (v) and finding design solutions and technological systems that fulfill worker rights amidst new conceptions of industry design. The course will include lectures by faculty from across the university.

This course is part of the Development concentration and Governance & Rights concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs. This course counts as an elective course for the Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Grad Programs in Int'l Affairs (GPIA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:30am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024