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This represents a partial list of contributors.


Dr. Samuel Amadi is the Director for the Center of Public Policy and Research in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a distinguished commentator and consultant on development reform in Nigeria, with an emphasis on human rights (including labor rights) and on labor migration in West Africa. He has also served as an expert on the reform of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution laws in Nigeria. He has a Ph.D. from Harvard in ethics, human rights, and jurisprudence.


Professor Burgess is a professor of international political economy at the Fletcher School, where she teaches graduate courses in international political economy, political economy of development, and Latin American politics. Prior to joining the Fletcher faculty, Dr. Burgess was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Research at the Thomas Watson, Jr. Institute for International Studies, Brown University. Dr. Burgess received her B.A. from Swarthmore College, her M.A. from the University of Southern California, and her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University.


Dr. Medappa Chottepanda is a senior economist who has consulted for international donors on economic growth, democracy, and competitiveness programs. His research has focused intensively on economic restructuring and private sector development and the impact of privatization on the labor market. He has consulted in numerous countries on social safety nets for retrenched workers, designed training and retraining programs for workers, and has advised governments on the restructuring industrial policy and workforce development. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University.


Lance Compa is a Senior Lecturer at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches U.S. labor law and international labor rights. Professor Compa has served as an external reviewer and discussant for the USAID labor sector project since 2008. Separately, he has conducted workers’ rights investigations and reports on Cambodia, Chile, China, Haiti, Guatemala, Mexico, Sri Lanka and other developing countries.


Angela B. Cornell is an associate clinical professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where she teaches labor law courses and directs the Labor Law Clinic. Her courses address both domestic and international labor law, and her research and work take her regularly to Latin America. Prior to joining the faculty at Cornell Law School, she was a partner in a labor and employment law firm and served as a Labor Commissioner. Ms. Cornell also has a background in immigration law and worked in international human rights in Chile and Peru. She is an expert in the field of labor and employment law and international labor norms and has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. (Ms. Cornell participated in the Global Labor Assessment for Honduras.)


Professor Fick's teaching and scholarship concentrate on labor and employment law, including international and comparative labor law. She is also a faculty fellow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Higgins Labor Studies Program. She is currently a member of the Executive Board of the U.S. branch of the International Society for Labor and Social Security Law. Since 1995 she has worked with the American Center for International Labor Solidarity advising and teaching trade union leaders in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East on issues relating to protecting worker rights and ensuring domestic compliance with international labor standards. Professor Fick has participated in the USAID program addressing the Role of Labor-Sector Issues in the Foreign Assistance Framework, providing expertise in labor law and the role of trade unions as a team member in Ukraine and as team leader in Georgia.


Linn Hammergren is an independent consultant specializing in rule of law, anti-corruption and general governance issues. Until 2008, she was a Senior Public Sector Management Specialist in the World Bank Latin America Regional Department. Before coming to the Bank she spent 12 years managing Administration of Justice Projects for USAID in Peru, El Salvador, and Costa Rica; headed USAID’s Regional Administration of Justice Project; and held a USAID Democracy Fellowship. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin and taught Latin American and Comparative Politics at Vanderbilt University from 1974–1981. Dr. Hammergren’s research and publications focus on local politics and decentralization, administrative reform, judicial politics and reform, judicial corruption, citizen security, and the politics of foreign assistance. She is currently working on a review of citizen security programs in the Caribbean for the IDB and a court modernization project for the State of Colima, Mexico.


Kevin Kolben is a recognized expert on transnational labor regulation and the governance of labor in international supply chains. A lawyer, he is a frequent presenter at conferences and universities in the U.S. and internationally, including at Harvard Law School, Notre Dame Law School, and Stanford Law School. Professor Kolben has also been an invited speaker at various governmental and non-governmental organizations around the world, including the European Parliament in Brussels, and the Confederation of Indian Industry in India. He also frequently visits and teaches at leading universities around the world, including the Buchmann Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University, and was a visiting senior fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School in May 2010. He also regularly advises and consults with various governmental and non-governmental organizations such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Professor Kolben received his J.D. from the University of Michigan.


Paul Lubeck is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a specialist in the history and politics of the Nigerian labor movement as well as on the political economy of the Nigerian state. He has published extensively on the effect of globalization on social movements in developing countries. His work on Nigeria is particularly noteworthy for his incorporation of not only economic but also Islamic influences on social movements in the country. His work on Nigerian labor draws on a political economy understanding of the petrol-based class formation in that country. He has a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.


Dr. Lincoln Mitchell is an Associate at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, and previously served as the Arnold A. Salzman Assistant Professor in the Practice of International Politics at Columbia. He has extensive experience working on civil society strengthening and other democracy and governance programs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, as well as in other parts of the world. He has worked in more than 14 countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia (where he served as Chief of Party for the National Democratic Institute, from 2002-2004), Romania, Russia and Serbia. Most recently, Dr. Mitchell participated in a Democracy International study of USAID’s civil society programming in Romania, looking at the entire 17-year course of USAID’s involvement in that country leading up to the closing of the mission in 2007.


Theodore H. Moran holds the Marcus Wallenberg Chair at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, where he teaches and conducts research at the intersection of international economics, business, foreign affairs, and public policy. Dr. Moran is founder of the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy, and serves as Director in providing courses on international business-government relations and negotiations to some 600 undergraduate and graduate students each year. His most recent books include Harnessing Foreign Direct Investment for Development: Policy Options for Developed and Developing Countries. Washington, DC: Center for Global Development, 2006; International Political Risk Management: The Brave New World, ed., (MIGA, the World Bank Group, 2004); Beyond Sweatshops: Foreign Direct Investment, Globalization, and Developing Countries (Brookings, 2002); and Foreign Investment and Development (Institute for International Economics, 1998). In 2002 Dr. Moran was named Chairman of the Committee on Monitoring International Labor Standards of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Moran received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1971. He is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and at the Center for Global Development.


Rhys Payne is the Senior Technical Specialist on both ARD’s prior and current Global Democracy and Governance (DG) Analytical Services IQCs. He has conducted numerous DG Assessments spanning each of the regions in which USAID works. These assessments have included analyses of the labor sector in regards to both macro-political trends and in regards to their contribution to civil society in specific countries. Dr. Payne has an expertise in political economy that is used to inform the feasibility of DG programs in various countries. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.


An expert in labor markets and workforce development, competitiveness and productivity, trade analysis and capacity building, and agriculture and food policy, Lynn Salinger has been helping governments, regional organizations, business associations, firms, and individuals in middle- and low-income countries acquire the skills necessary to benefit from globalization for more than 25 years. Ms. Salinger has also undertaken sector studies in textiles and apparel industries, as well as food and agricultural sectors, around the globe. She has been involved with the Global Labor Sector Analytic Initiative since 2007, co-authoring each of the core documents of the technical suite, participating in the first field trip to Cambodia, and leading labor sector assessments in Honduras and Ukraine. She has an MA in International Development Economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and a BA in Political Science and German from Tufts University.


Mr. Saussier specializes in Performance Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E). His responsibilities with ARD, Inc., include facilitating results development and producing monitoring plans for procurement bids, program M&E system start-up, instrumentation and data quality assessment, and ongoing technical support. With 30 years of experience in the field of international development as a manager, trainer, and technical specialist, he has lived and worked in West and East Africa (primarily The Gambia, Ghana, Somalia, and Kenya, with extensive experience in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Malawi), as well as the Balkans (primarily in Albania, with work in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Romania), in poverty reduction programming, micro-credit, natural resources management (including fisheries, forestry, and transfer of productive land base to the citizenry), and democracy and governance (local government capacity building and anti-human-trafficking). His work in performance monitoring specializes in developing causal linkages indicators and tools for measuring results at several levels, organizational and institutional assessments and tracking systems, participatory planning and evaluation methodologies, and rapid rural appraisals. He worked extensively on civil society capacity building to engage the World Bank/IMF Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRSP) process. He also taught international courses in the Non-Profit Management Master’s program at Regis University (Denver) and conducted the county-level food security and vulnerability assessment in Colorado, the first of its kind in the US.


Jana Seitzer specializes in marketing communications at ARD, Inc. For more than 12 years, Ms. Seitzer has been collaborating with clients to create powerful imagery and marketing materials for their individual and business needs. She focuses on marketing, communications, graphic design, and photography for large corporate projects as well as small businesses and non-profits. Ms. Seitzer’s work has been published in the Claremont Eagle Times, Burlington Free Press, The Richmond Times Ink!, and on corporate and individual websites, and as an adjunct faculty member at Champlain College, she taught multi-media and graphic design. Ms. Seitzer received her BA in English/Print Journalism from SUNY Plattsburgh.


Ashwini Sukthankar researches and consults on international labor rights and transnational labor regulation. Her experience includes serving as the director of the International Commission for Labor Rights, where she coordinated a network of labor lawyers and labor rights experts to provide pro bono assistance to trade unions and workers' organizations worldwide, and networked and collaborated with advocacy organizations addressing corporate accountability and trade union rights. From 2002–2005, she was the Director of Investigations and Research at the Worker Rights Consortium, where she coordinated assessments of labor standards compliance at garment production facilities worldwide; and wrote reports on issues in international and domestic law and policy with respect to labor. Ms. Sukthankar is fluent in English, Marathi, and Hindi, and conversant in French and Spanish. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School.


Chantal Thomas joined the Law School faculty in July 2007. She served on the University of Minnesota Law School faculty for 2 years, and prior to that, with the faculty of Fordham University School of Law in New York City. She teaches in the areas of International Law and Developing Countries, International Trade Law, Corporations, Contracts, and Law and Globalization. She has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, on the International Trade Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as an International Trade Specialist with the Africa Law Initiative of the American Bar Association, and on the Board of Directors of the American Foreign Law Association.

Ms. Thomas focuses her scholarship on the relationship between international law, political economy, and global social justice in a variety of contexts, and participated in the Nigeria labor sector assessment. She has a B.A. from McGill University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


As a consultant to ARD, Inc., Mr. Wheeler co-authored the Technical Paper, the Assessment Guide, and the Cambodia Labor Sector Assessment. Since late 2009, he has served an international relations officer in the U.S. Department of Labor’s International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB), traveling to Peru, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Vietnam. From 2004 to 2009, he served as a consultant on labor law, labor administration and relations and trade, working in Pakistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sudan and Southern Africa, among others. He also consulted for the UN Office on Drugs & Crime on human trafficking and organized crime in Southern Africa and the ILO and World Vision on HIV/AIDS in the African transport sector. In 2002–2004, he served as Chief Technical Advisor to the ILO’s project on Strengthening Labor Administration in Southern Africa. He also served as senior counsel to the Board Members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) (1993–2002)(and representative for NAFTA labor side accord issues), as an attorney and organizer for the AFL-CIO (1991–1993) and a labor attorney in private practice (1989-91). He received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1989.


Louise Williams is a lawyer and independent consultant whose international development work focuses on the intersection of business, trade, and labor-related issues. Between 2006 and 2010, Ms. Williams served as key personnel on the USAID-sponsored Business Environment Commercial Legal and Institutional Reform (BizCLIR) initiative, through which she analyzed labor and employment issues in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Vietnam, and the West Bank. Ms. Williams' additional experience includes participating in a regional diagnostic of the commercial law and trade environment for the least developed member states of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), including the delineation of recommendations for country-specific and regional assistance initiatives (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines). As part of a USAID-sponsored regional trade project, Ms. Williams designed and implemented a training program pertaining to trade in services for immigration officers and other government representatives of 14 Member States of the Caribbean Community Single Market and Economy (CSME). Ms. Williams has additional professional experience as an attorney/advisor for the Committee on International Judicial Relations of the U.S. Judicial Conference and a labor and employment attorney for the United States Department of Commerce. Ms. Williams has a B.A. from Wellesley College, a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, and an LL.M. (Labor) from Georgetown University Law Center. (Ms. Williams participated in the Global Labor Assessment for Nigeria.)


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