The newly-established research group (November 2017) IOS Platform Markets and Corporations in Open Societies welcomes all IOS scholars to their first official event. This event is open to all IOS scholars at Utrecht University, as well as practitioners interested in the relations between public and private organizations in 21st century markets.
‘Kick-off’ event IOS Platform Markets and Corporations in Open Societies
‘The public and the private – changing responsibilities in open societies?’
The IOS Platform Markets and Corporations in Open Societies is a research group that aims to study these questions by bundling insights from various angles (law, economics, governance, history, philosophy, social and geo-sciences) into an interdisciplinary effort to better understand markets and corporations. It does so in close cooperation with practitioners from corporations, public regulators, private networks and NGOs, so as to establish a platform in which first-hand experience and academic reflection mutually reinforce each other.
The event aims to set an agenda and establish collaborative relations for research and knowledge transfer for the Platform. Academics and practitioners are invited to contribute ideas, questions, and expertise.
Two keynote speakers from civil society will identify new trends and innovative models for public and private governance. During our kick-off event, two keynote speakers will identify new trends and models for public and private governance. During the workshops that will follow, academics and practitioners are invited to share experiences and exchange ideas about specific challenges.
Welcome, coffee and tea
Opening; chair & Introduction of Markets and Corporations in Open Societies – Judith van Erp, professor of Public Institutions.
- Anne Scheltema Beduin, director Transparency International - the Netherlands – [title t.b.a.]
‘The modern lobby: transparent interactions between public and private actors’
- Wietse van der Werf, founder & executive director, Sea Rangers – [title t.b.a.]
‘Sea Rangers: Turning global problems into each other's solutions’
- Reflection – Judith van Erp
Interactive workshops (parallel sessions), introduced by Anna Gerbrandy
- Group 1: The challenge of regulating the tech giants
- Group 2: Stakeholder challenges for the process of mergers and acquisitions
- Group 3: Challenges of supervision and enforcement in financial markets in the EU
Forum and plenary discussion of results from keynotes & parallel sessions
Chaired by Rutger Claassen, associate professor of ethics & political philosophy, with forum members Bernard Wientjes (former director VNO/NCW), Sylvia Borren (former director Greenpeace) and Alex Brenninkmeijer (member of the European Court of Auditors & former national ombudsman).
If you are interested in joining this event, please contact Liesbeth Feikema via firstname.lastname@example.org a.s.a.p. The registration deadline is the 5th of March 2018.