Handbook Project
The Teaching Business and Human Rights Handbook Project is a collective effort of the Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum. The Handbook Project grew out of the fourth annual Teaching Business and Human Rights Workshop (May 2014) and is intended to advance business and human rights education by providing teachers an online resource the can use to supplement what they already teach or to help introduce new topics in their courses.
Distinct from a casebook, textbook, or edited volume, the primary audience for the Handbook Project is individuals teaching or planning to teach the subject. The Handbook Project features topical modules following a common template. It will be expanded gradually and updated regularly.

Annual Workshop

On May 22, 2017, the Forum hosted a public event at Columbia University as part of it's 7th annual workshop. Business & Human Rights in the Age of Trump examined corporate responsibility, sustainability, and human rights in the era of President Trump. Click here for full audio recording of the event.


2015 Public Lecture: "The Shareholder Value Myth and Corporate Responsibility"
Lynn Stout, Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law, Cornell Law School

Since 2011, the Forum has held an annual Teaching Workshop. Discussion summaries of each workshop are available below.


"Freeing Human Rights Data: A Roundtable-Webinar on Classroom Uses of Wikirate - a New Transparency Tool" with Richard Mills, Wikirate; Joanne Bauer, Columbia University; Alexandra Solomon, Columbia University; Marcia Narine, St. Thomas University Law School, January 31, 2017. Click on the video link below to access a recording of the webinar.

For more videos on using Wiki-rate in the classroom, see: http://wikirate.org/Create_Impact_with_WikiRate_Online_Forum_2017

"The Social Impact of Engineering: Insights from a First-time Cross-disciplinary (Engineering - Human Rights) Course at the University of Connecticut" with University of Connecticut's Shareen Hertel and Alison MacKay, April 27, 2015. Click on the video link below to access a recording of the webinar.

PhD Program List

In response to frequent requests from prospective students seeking PhD programs in Business and Human Rights, the Teaching Forum has compiled this list of PhD study opportunities in the field offered through our members at their institutions. We will be updating this list from time to time.

To add your program to the list, please send the required information to Joanne Bauer at jjb71@columbia.edu

Business & Human Rights Links

Business & Human Rights Journal (journals.cambridge.org/jid_bhj)

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (www.business-humanrights.org)

BHRight Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research & Teaching on Business and Human Rights (http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-intercultural-communication-and-management/the-bhright-initiative)

Institute for Human Rights and Business (www.ihrb.org)

Principles for Responsible Management Education (www.unprme.org)

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (www.ohchr.org)