The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy signed a Commitment to Collaborate agreement on research, education, and programming with the International Labour Organization Office for the United States.
The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University signed a Commitment to Collaborate (C2C) agreement with the United Nation’s International Labour Organization Office for the United States (ILO-USA). The joint effort will increase and standardize academic engagement between the two organizations.
Through the C2C, the Mosbacher Institute and the ILO-USA will create a series of core activities across several disciplines. Highlights of the agreement include provision of an annual summer ILO-USA internship for a Bush School student, organization of thematic and regional e-lectures given by ILO experts, and increased research engagement on labor issues of mutual interest.
Dr. Raymond Robertson, Director of the Mosbacher Institute stated, “Through my research, I have become increasingly impressed with the ground-breaking work that the ILO conducts to improve labor conditions in international supply chains. We are honored to be able to partner with ILO-USA on labor policy projects.”
The primary goal of the ILO is to leverage cooperation of business, labor, and governments to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security, and human dignity. In 1920 the ILO established an office in Washington, one of the first four cities to have an ILO office along with Paris, London, and Rome. The mission of the ILO-USA is to be a strong, visible, and proactive presence in the United States in order to effectively engage and build partnerships with members of government, employers’ organizations, workers’ groups, and other international organizations for these purposes.
The mission of the Mosbacher Institute is to address the most pressing economic challenges confronting the United States and world economies by conducting non
–partisan, policy-relevant research; providing education; and engaging academia, policymakers, and business leaders in the areas of trade, economics, and public policy. The Institute it is committed to serving Bush School students by incorporating them into its research activities and by providing highimpact learning experiences and professional development opportunities.