DOUG CAHN is Vice President, Human Rights Programs, Reebok
International, Ltd. As Vice President of Human Rights Programs, Mr. Cahn
oversees Reebok's corporate commitment to international human rights,
both through the company's business practices and philanthropic
endeavors. He joined Reebok in October, 1991. Mr. Cahn leads the team
that develops and implements Reebok's workplace code of conduct for
factories making Reebok products. Under Mr. Cahn's direction, Reebok has
been an early leader in innovative ways to apply codes of conduct to
factories owned and operated by third parties, including the development
of a child labor free soccer ball factory in Pakistan, human rights
training programs, worker communication systems, and audit instruments.
He is a member of the Child Labor Advisory Committee of the U.S.
Department of the Treasury, the International Advisory Committee for the
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and the Committee on Ethics and
Fair Trade of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry.
Reebok's commitment to human rights also includes the annual Reebok
Human Rights Awards program, which recognizes young individuals for
their outstanding work on behalf of human rights and 'Witness,' a
program to provide human rights groups with video cameras and other
tools of mass communication. From 1983 to 1991, Mr. Cahn was
administrative assistant to US Representative Barney Frank (D-MA),
directing the legislative team responsible for federal issues. He was
also responsible for refugee affairs, immigration and human rights
issues. Prior to working with Congressman Frank, Mr. Cahn was a
Legislative Assistant to US Representative Robert Drinan (D-MA), where
he was responsible for all foreign policy and human rights issues. Mr.
Cahn has a Graduate degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of
Arts and Sciences in Middle East Studies (1977) and a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Anthropology from Colorado College (1975). Profile
TWST: What role should the American corporation play in social
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