Law school hosts international academic whistleblower conference

March 01, 2012

The law school will host an academic conference focusing on scholarship and practical perspectives on whistleblowing from around the world March 23 and 24. The conference is organized by Visiting Professor Terry Dworkin. It is co-sponsored by the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Part I
Friday, March 23, 2012

8:45-9:00 am         

9:00-9:45 am         
Professors Janet P. Near & Marcia P. Miceli (US)
Outcomes of Whistle-blowing 

9:45-10:20 am       
Professor Peter Roberts (Australia)
Whistleblowing and Conflict:  The Usefulness of Conflict
Mgt. Theory in Understanding Whistleblowing Outcomes 

10:20-10:35 am      

10:35-11:20 am      
Professor Jon Brock & Angela Day (US)
Where the Law Falls Short:  Agency and Company
Commitment to Resolving Worker Concerns

11:20-11:45 am      
Professor Estelle Feldman (Ireland)
Mediating Retaliation

11:45 am               

1:00-4:45 pm         
Seattle University CLE Program
Whistleblowing: Law, Compliance & the Public Interest

5:30-7:00 pm         
The GAP American Whistleblower Tour: 
Essential Voices for Accountability

Part II
Saturday, March 24, 2012

9:00-9:35 am         
Professor Brita Bjorkelo (Norway)
Whistleblowing, Bullying and Beyond

9:35-10:10 am       
Professor Richard Moberly (US)
SOX at 10

10:10-10:25 am      

10:25-11:00 am      
Professor David Lewis (UK)
The Law and Practice of Whistleblowing in the U.K.:   What Is Likely to Change in the Next Five Years?

11:00-11:35 am      
Professor A.J. Brown (Australia)
The Changing Landscape of Whistleblowing:  Introducing the World Online Whistleblowing Survey

11:35-12:05 pm      
Professors Michael Rehg and Arvind Parke (US)
Whistleblowing and National Culture:  A Review and Extension

12:05-1:15 pm       

1:15-1:45 pm         
Professor Peter Bowal (Canada)
Three Models of Whistleblowing Regulation

1:45-2:15 pm         
Mr. David Hutton (Canada)
Challenges to Whistleblowing in Canada

2:15-2:45 pm         
Maria Batecheva (Russia)
Institutional Whistleblowing in the System of Public Adminstration: Lessons from Russia

2:45-3:00 pm         

3:00-3:45 pm         
Whistleblowing Developments in:
Rik van Steenbergen (The Netherlands)
Natasha Holtzhausen (South Africa)
Professor Ilona Swiatek-Barylska (Poland)
Whistleblowing As A Symptom of Employee Loyalty: A Polish Perspective

3:45-4:30 pm         
Protecting and Promoting Whistleblowing: Organizational Perspectives
Cathy James/Public Concern at Work (UK)
Bea Edwards/Government Accountability Project (US)
Joanna Gualtieri/Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform (Canada)


For more information about the Academic Research Network Conference, please contact Professor Terry Dworkin, conference organizer, at

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