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AFR Secretary-General will moderate panel on “International Trade & Protection of Labor Rights”
2016-08-01
Hoping to reconcile reginal economic integration with labor rights and standards, the ROC Ministry of Labour will hold “International Labor Trends Workshops –Regional Economic Integration and Labor Issues Seminar,” to be held at Socrates Hall, GIS NTU Convention Center in Taipei City on August 2 and 3, 2016. 
 
Dr. Kwei-Bo Huang, Secretary-General of the Association of Foreign Relations (AFR) will moderate the panel on“International Trade and Protection of Labor Rights” on the morning of August 3, 2016.

Date: 
August 2-3, 2016 (Tue.-Wed.)
Venue: Socrates Hall, GIS NTU Convention Center (No.85, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106)

Agenda:


August 2
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:20 Opening Ceremony
09:20-10:30
 
Theme No.1: Current International and Regional Trade and Economic Integration Trends

Moderator:
  • Chih-Yu Cheng (成之約), Professor, Institute for Labour Research, National Chengchi University
Speaker:
  • Roy Chun Lee (李淳), Deputy Director, Taiwan WTO Center, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research
  • Darson Chiu (邱達生), Deputy Director, Forecasting Center, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research
10:30-10:50 Q&A 
10:50-11:00 Break
11:00-12:10
 
Theme No.2: Our Country's Strategies and Current Progress to Participate in Regional Economic Integration
 
Moderator:
  • Chih-Yu Cheng (成之約), Professor, Institute for Labour Research, National Chengchi University
Speaker:
  • Eugene Y.J. Chen (陳永章), Chief Secretary, Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA
  • Mei-C. Chuang (莊美娟), Deputy Director, Department of General Planning, Ministry of Labor
12:10-12:30 Q&A
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:10
 
Theme No.3: Preparatory Work Related to Participating in TPP: Sharing of Experiences by Different Countries
 
Moderator:
  • Ke-Jeng Lan (藍科正), Associate Professor, Department of Labor Relations,National Chung-Cheng University
Speaker:
  • Celeste Drake, Trade Policy Specialist, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • Francis Kim, Senior Officer, Research and Information, The International Trade Union Confederation - Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP)
15:10-15:30 Q&A
15:30-15:50 Break
15:50-17:00
 
Theme No.4: Challenges and Opportunities after Participating in TPP
 
Moderator:
  • Ke-Jeng Lan (藍科正), Associate Professor, Department of Labor Relations, National Chung-Cheng University
Speaker:
  • Hank Lim Giok-Hay, Senior Research Fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
17:00-17:20 Q&A
18:00-20:00
Dinner & Social Time :Eyaji HK Style Restaurant
No.16, Ln. 286, Sec. 3, Roosevelt Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City


August 3
08:50-09:20 Registration
09:20-10:30
 
Theme No.5: International Trade and Protection of Labor Rights 
 
Moderator:
  • Kwei-Bo Huang (黃奎博), Secretary-General, Association of Foreign Relations (AFR)
Speaker:
  • Chih-Yu Cheng (成之約), Professor, Institute for Labour Research, National Chengchi University
  • Li-Chuan Liuhuang (劉黃麗娟), Assistant Professor, Department of Labour Relations, National Chung Cheng University
10:30-10:50 Q&A 
10:50-11:00 Break
11:00-12:10
 
Theme No.6: Important Implications and Issues of Concern from TPP’s Dedicated Chapter on Labor 
 
Moderator:
  • Li-Chuan Liuhuang (劉黃麗娟), Assistant Professor, Department of Labour Relations, National Chung Cheng University
Speaker:
  • Kristy Tsun-Tzu Hsu (徐遵慈), Associate Research Fellow, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research 
12:10-12:30 Q&A
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:10
 
Theme No.7: Labor Adjustment and Labor Market Policies
 
Moderator:
  • Li-Chuan Liuhuang (劉黃麗娟), Assistant Professor, Department of Labour Relations, National Chung Cheng University
Speaker:
  • Celeste Drake, Trade Policy Specialist, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • Francis Kim, Senior Officer, Research and Information, The International Trade Union Confederation - Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP)
15:10-15:30 Q&A
15:30-15:50 Break
15:50-17:00
 
Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities of Regional Economic Integration and Our Country's Labor Policies

Moderator:
  • Li-Chuan Liuhuang (劉黃麗娟), Assistant Professor, Department of Labour Relations, National Chung Cheng University
Commentator:
  • Ling-Hwei Kuo (郭玲惠), Professor, Department of Law, National Chengchi University
  • Tsai-Chuan Ma (馬財專), Professor, Department of Labour Relations, National Chung Cheng University
  • Jui Chen (陳瑞理), President, Chinese Federation of Labour
  • Shi-Xian Han (韓仕賢), Secretary General, Taiwan Federation of Financial Unions
  • Kuo-Kan Hsu (徐國淦), Assistant Professor, Department of Communications Management, Shih-Hsin University
17:00-17:20 Q&A
17:20
Farewell