OCTOBER 21, 2020 - The Corporate Citizen & COVID-19 - Session #1: The State of the Corporation & Corporate Law

Corporate Citizen Virtual Series

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to partner with
the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) to present a virtual book launch series:

The Corporate Citizen & COVID-19 - Session #1
The State of the Corporation & Corporate Law

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Event in English. | Free and open to all.

Register via Eventbrite.

First event of a four part virtual panel series organized to highlight the publication of CIGI’s newest book edited by HRREC member Oonagh E. FITZGERALD, Corporate Citizen : New Perspectives on the Globalized Rule of Law. This book explores the legal frameworks and standards of conduct for multinational corporations.

This session provides an update on the role of the multinational corporation as a key engine of the economy and the state of the law on the multinational corporation. Expert panelists will discuss the increased intervention in the post-COVID world of governments in the economy, concerns about working conditions, protection of national supply chains for essentials, the shift to virtual work, the stresses on some sectors, etc. They will consider how government and industry action in the coming months to address socio-economic recovery from COVID-19 could reshape the corporation.


  • Oonagh E. FITZGERALD | Editor of Corporate Citizen
  • Tabatha BULL | President & CEO, Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business
  • Richard JANDA | Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, and Associate Member, School of Environment, McGill University
  • Lucas MATHIEU | Judicial Fellow, International Court of Justice
  • Christopher NICHOLLS | W. Geoff Beattie Chair in Corporate Law, Director of Business Law at Western Law, Co-Director of Western University's Interdisciplinary Centre for Financial Innovation and Risk Management (CFIRM)
  • Sara SECK | Associate Professor of Law, Dalhousie University
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