Conference Program

(Updated on: Friday, August 05, 2005)

Pope Auditorium, Lowenstein Bldg, Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street, New York City.  The main page of the conference website provides separate links for “Abstracts of papers, Biographical Sketches & photos” and other details.


Monday, August 1, 2005.  Meeting Begins Only After Lunch

10:30 AM-12:00 Noon


12:00 Noon-1:00 PM

Lunch (Cafeteria one level above the Pope Auditorium)

1:00 PM-1:30 PM



Pope Auditorium, INAUGURATION Ceremony:

1:PM-1:05PM     Prof. Mary Beth Combs of Fordham

1:05PM-1:10PM  Prof. H. D. Vinod, Welcome Delegates

1:10PM-1:30PM   Mr. John Tognino, Chairman of Fordham University’s Board of Trustees.

1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Pope Auditorium, Session A

3:00 PM- 3:30 PM


Session Code A] Providing Private Incentives for Human Rights


Presiding: Professor Aram A. Schvey, Crowley Fellow in International Human Rights, Fordham University School of Law.


A1] “Privatizing human rights initiatives,” Barbara K. Bucholtz, Professor of Law; Executive Director, University of Tulsa, Nonprofit Law Center; Professional Fellow, National Energy/ Environmental Law and Policy Institute, Tulsa, Oklahoma.


A2] “Litigation and Human Rights: Universal Jurisdiction, Liability Risks, and the Effects on Investment and Entrepreneurship in Developing and Troubled Nations,” donald j. Kochan, Assistant Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law, One University Drive, Orange, California.


A3] “Data standards for living human, social, and natural capital,” William P. Fisher, MetaMetrics Inc., Durham, NC.



Monday Aug 1, Afternoon:

3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Pope Auditorium, Session B

Session Code B] Promoting Both Entrepreneurship and Human Rights

Presiding: Mr. Bert W.M. Twaalfhoven, Founder of the European Foundation for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER). (Started 54 companies in 11 countries.)


B1] “Foreign direct investment and human rights : Is corporate social responsibility the answer?” Julien Levis, Stanford Law school.


B2] “Common Ground in Promotion of Entrepreneurship and Human Rights,” Vinod, H. D., Director Institute of Ethics and Economic Policy and Professor of Economics, Fordham University, New York.


B3] “Ethics, Wages and Multinational Corporations in Age of Globalization,” Pellegrino Manfra Ph.D., Queensborough, City University of New York


Monday Aug 1, Evening.

5:30 PM-7:30 PM







WINE and Snacks Reception for Socializing with Participants, Open and free for all registered participants at the scenic 12th Floor Lounge. Elevators are located one level above the Pope Auditorium, Turn Right from Auditorium and use the Escalator, then go Left at the top of the escalator, walk straight pick any one of the last two elevators going to the 12th floor and enter Lounge B. Please do not miss evening views of New York.



Tuesday, August 2, 2005


10:00  AM-12:00 Noon

Pope Auditorium, Session  C

12:01 PM-1:00 PM


Session Code C] Role of Government and Corporations in Promoting Entrepreneurship and Human Rights

Presiding: Prof. H. D. Vinod, Fordham University

C1] “Sustainable capitalism or ethical transnationalism? Work policies, trade and the human rights,” Orly Lobel, Weatherhead Fellow for International Affairs, Harvard University and Asst. Professor of Law, University of San Diego.


C2] “How NAFTA can hurt corn farming entrepreneurs in Mexico: the case of small farmers in Puebla, Tlaxcala and Hidalgo,” Gerardo Reyes Guzmán, Iberoamericana Puebla, Mexico.



Tuesday, Aug. 2, Afternoon:

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Pope Auditorium, Session D

3:00 PM-3:30 PM


Coffee and Group Photograph for all participants

Session Code D] Small Enterprises Promoting Wealth Creation and Human Rights

Presiding: Mr. Michael Gelobter, Executive Director, Redefining Progress, Oakland, California (Fellow: Congressional Black Caucus for 1988, 1990-92 Director of Environmental Quality of City of New York,  Board member of Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for Race Poverty and the Environment, etc.)  


D1] “Creating new leaders from schools with intensive training,”, Jonathan Schnur, CEO, New Leaders for New Schools, 30 West 26th Street, New York, [winner of Fast Company's Social Capitalist Award for 2005, among top 25 groups that are changing the world].


D2] “Preparing women leaders and entrepreneurs: A Case Study of a College in Malsisar, Jhunjhunu, and Rajasthan, India,” Surendra K. Kaushik, Professor of Finance, Pace University, New York and Dr. Donald Plunkett, businessman and adjunct professor at the Baruch campus of the City University of New York.


D3] “The micro size enterprise in Mexico: A surviving strategy or a chance of prosperity?” Marisol Martinez Kasten, Iberoamericana Puebla, Mexico.



Tuesday, Aug. 2, Afternoon:

3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Pope Auditorium, Session E

Session Code E] Small Enterprises Promoting Wealth Creation and Human Rights

Presiding: Prof. Falguni Sen, Professor of Management, Graduate School of Business, , Fordham University


E1] “Experience of Scojo foundation with women entrepreneurs around the world,” Graham Macmillan, Scojo Foundation, New York, winner of Fast Company's Social Capitalist Award for 2005, among top 25 groups that are changing the world.


E2] “Promoting ethically- and environmentally-sustainable wealth-creating business solutions to rural poverty in Ghana,” Winfred Agbeibor Jr., Projects Coordinator, TechnoServe, USA.


E3] “Fair source for micro-enterprise development and sustainable livelihoods through trade in services: ifPeople experience in the Southern Cone,” Christopher Johnson, CEO, ifPeople - Innovation for People.


Tuesday, Aug. 2, Evening.

5:30 PM onwards


Free time to enjoy open air concert at the Lincoln Center and New York Area Attractions




Wednesday, August 3, 2005


10:00 AM-12:00 Noon

Pope Auditorium, Session  F

12:01 PM-1:00 PM


Session Code F]  Social Science Aspects of Entrepreneurship and Human Rights

 Presiding: Prof. Darryl McLeod, Economics Dept., Fordham University


F1] “Women as entrepreneurs in the formal and informal economy,”  Sarah Dinga-Nyoh, Yaounde, Barrister- At- Law, Cameroon, Sub-Saharan Africa.


F2] “Empirical study of structural interventions to encourage favourable socio-cultural influences on entrepreneurs,” Dr. Shraddha Shivani, Dr. S. K. Mukherjee, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, and Dr. Raka Sharan, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.


F3] “Mexican-origin population growth 1990-2000: the relative contributions of net migration and natural increase, Juan José Bustamante, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.





Wednesday, Aug. 3, Afternoon  Final Session

1:00 PM-3:00 PM


Pope Auditorium, Session G

Concluding Discussion, Future Plans, Policy, etc.

Session Code G] Concluding Session


 Presiding: : Professor Mary Beth Combs, Economics Department, Ph.D. in Rhetorics and Economics, Fordham University, New York.


Working session to prepare a policy recommendation document for the World Summit to be held in New York, September 14-16, 2005 at the UN. The summit will be the largest ever meeting of Heads of State.  This session will invite all delegates to express their views on what should be included in the document to be sent to the UN. We will also welcome machine-readable short statements from the delegates (by e-mail to with phrase “World Summit” in the subject line) no later than August 10, 2005.