Center for Fair & Alternative Trade

Colorado State University

Presentations and Sessions

2016:

Raynolds, Laura. “Can Certification Improve Global Labor Standards and Worker Rights?” Paper presented at the Development Sociology Annual Conference, Ithaca NY, Oct. 6-8. 2016.

Raynolds, Laura. “Fair Trade, Flower Workers, and Women’s Empowerment.” Paper presented at the Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Aug. 7-10. 2016.

2015:

Raynolds, Laura. “Fair Trade Research and Practice: Past, Present, and Future.” Invited Keynote Speaker, Fair Trade International Symposium, Milan, Italy. May 29, 2015.

Raynolds, Laura. “Fair Trade: Can Certification Improve Global Labor Standards & Worker Rights?” Paper presented at Fair Trade International Symposium, Milan, Italy. May 28-30, 2015.

Raynolds, Laura. “Fair Trade: Challenges in Improving Labor Standards and Labor Rights in the Flower Sector.” Paper presented at the Sociology of Development, Annual Conference, Providence, RI, March 13-15, 2015.

2013:

Raynolds, Laura. “Moving Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility: What Research Tells Us.” Invited participant in Clínica on “Doing Well by Doing Good.”  Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO. July 18, 2013.

2012:

Raynolds, Laura. “Fair Trade, Empowerment, Labor Standards and Labor Rights: the Challenges of Social Regulation.” Invited paper presented at the workshop on “Governing Sustainable Agriculture through Multi-stakeholder Initiatives.” CIRAD, Montpellier, France. December 12-14, 2012.

Keahey, Jennifer. “South Africa’s Rooibos Tea Industry: Social Sustainability Dimensions and Prospects.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Sociology of Development Conference. Charlottesville, VA. November 2, 2012.

Keahey, Jennifer. “Commodity Networking for Sustainable Development: Fair Trade and South Africa’s Emerging Rooibos Tea Sector.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. August 20, 2012.

Raynolds, Laura. “Fair Trade: Institutionalizing Real Utopias in Global Commodity Networks.” Invited Thematic Session Organized by CFAT for the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. August 19, 2012.

Raynolds, Laura. “Fair Trade Certification in the Global Flower Industry: Challenges in Improving Labor Standards and Labor Rights.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. August 17, 2012.

Raynolds, Laura. “Fair Flowers: Fair Trade Certification, Labor Organization, and Worker Rights in Ecuador.” Paper presented at the Political Economy of the World System Conference. Worcester, MA. April 20-22, 2012.

2011:

Keahey, Jennifer. “Improving Market Access for Emerging South African Rooibos Farmers.” Presented at the HortCRSP Spring Meeting. Davis, CA. April 19-20, 2011.

Keahey, Jennifer. “Sustainable Market Access Development in South Africa’s Emerging Rooibos Tea Sector.” Presented at the Africa Rising Research Colloquium. Fort Collins, CO. March 30, 2011.

2010:

Raynolds, Laura. “Fair Flowers: Fair Trade and Plantation Relations in Ecuador.” Paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association Congress. Toronto. October 6-10, 2010.

Raynolds, Laura. “Haiti Past and Future: The Role of Fair Trade in Promoting Positive Changes.” Ten Thousand Villages Fort Collins International Night. Fort Collins, CO. April 29, 2010.

Murray, Douglas. “Food Sovereignty.” Global Food Security: What Is It and How Does It Affect Me?, Panel Discussion,  School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES), Fort Collins, CO. April 28, 2010.

2009:

Laura Raynolds, “Growth and Challenges in Certified and Non-Certified Fair Trade Markets.” Ten Thousand Villages, Fort Collins, CO. November 2, 2009.

Douglas L. Murray and Dawn Thilmany, “The Conscious Consumer Trust.” Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Fair, Fort Collins, CO. September 19, 2009.

Douglas L. Murray, “Locally Sustainable, Globally fair.” Local Food: A Sustainable Menu for the Future. Colorado State University’s Division of Continuing Education and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Fort Collins, CO. May 13, 2009.

Douglas L. Murray. “The Upper Floor: Supporting a Values-Based Fort Collins Community.” Downtown Development Authority, Fort Collins, CO. April 9, 2009.

Douglas L. Murray and Dawn Thilmany, “From Conscious Consumer Economy to Conscious Consumer Trust: A Second Floor Vision for the Community Marketplace.” Downtown Development Authority, Fort Collins, CO. February 18, 2009.

2008:

Laura Raynolds, “Fair Trade: Transforming Globalization in Latin America.” 7th Annual Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture, University of Louisville, KY. October 1, 2008.

Douglas L. Murray, “Fair and Alternative Trade Markets in the Global North.” Hortisana Agriculture and Health Program Annual Meeting, Huancayo, Peru. October 1, 2008.

Douglas L. Murray, “What is Fair Trade?” Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry Roundtable, Bergen, Norway. Augrust 18, 2008.

Douglas L. Murray, “The Fair Trade Phenomenon: Exploring its Dilemmas and Potential.” Bergen Summer Research School on Global Development Challenges” Bergen, Norway. August 14, 2008.

Laura Raynolds, “Fair Trade: Transforming Globalization in Latin America.” 7th Annual Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture, University of Louisville, KY. October 1, 2008.

Douglas L. Murray, “Fair and Alternative Trade Markets in the Global North.” Hortisana Agriculture and Health Program Annual Meeting, Huancayo, Peru. October 1, 2008.

Douglas L. Murray, “What is Fair Trade?” Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry Roundtable, Bergen, Norway. August 18, 2008.

Douglas L. Murray, “The Fair Trade Phenomenon: Exploring its Dilemmas and Potential.” Bergen Summer Research School on Global Development Challenges” Bergen, Norway. August 14, 2008.

Douglas L. Murray, “Globalization and its Antinomies: Fair Trade, Agriculture, and Globalization,” Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. April 30, 2008.

Douglas L. Murray, “Globalization and its Antinomies: The Potential and Dilemmas of Fair Trade.” Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. April 7, 2008.

2007:

Laura T. Raynolds, “Fair Trade Coffee Producer / Buyer Relations: Is the Partnership Unraveling?” Transparency and Democracy in Certified and Ethical Commodity Networks Seminar, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. October 12-13, 2007.

Laura T. Raynolds, “Fair Trade: The Possibilities for Promoting Global Diversity, Social Justice, and Sustainability.” Diversity in the 21st Century: National and Global Dimensions Conference, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. September 27, 2007.

Laura T. Raynolds, “Fair Trade: The Challenges of Transforming Globalization.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Conference, New York City, NY. August 11-14, 2007.

Laura T. Raynolds, “Fair Trade: The Challenges of Transforming Globalization.” Invited presentation, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. April 13, 2007.

Michael A. Long, “Fair Trade Agriculture and Political Sociology.” CSU. March 8, 2007.

Douglas Murray, “Conflicts in Economics: The Future of Globalization.” El Pomar Leadership Summit, Colorado Springs, CO. February 23, 2007.

2006:

Douglas Murray, “From States to Markets: Pesticides and Private Certification in the Global Food Sector.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Pesticide Use in Developing Countries, Arusha, Tanzania. October 16-20, 2006.

Laura T. Raynolds, “Fair Trade Global Movement or Market Label?” Keynote presentation, Colloque international sur le commerce équitable, Ecole des Sciences de la Gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal. June 19-21, 2006.

Laura T. Raynolds, “Fair Trade Coffee: A Growing Producer / Consumer Alliance.” Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO. April 26, 2006.

Laura T. Raynolds, “Fair Trade vs Free Trade.” 6th Annual Colorado Leadership Summit, Colorado Springs, CO. February 10, 2006.

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