Who We Are


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Joanne Bauer | Anthony Ewing | Andrew Rizzardi | Randi Aho


Joanne Bauer

Co-Director

who_we_are_joann_bauer.jpgJoanne Bauer teaches courses on business and human rights at the School of International and Public Affairs and as part of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) Human Rights Certificate Program through the School of Continuing Education. She is also Senior Researcher, Business and Human Rights at ISHR. Her research includes the following projects: National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and the Extractives Sector; Investment Chain Mapping; Future Financial Landscape and Accountability; Non-Judicial Grievance Mechanisms; and Benefit Corporations. Bauer is editor of Forging Environmentalism: Justice, Livelihood and Contested Environments (ME Sharpe, 2006), and co-editor of The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 1999). From 2006-2012, Bauer was Senior Researcher at Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, where she was responsible for Asia, as well as the thematic areas of women's rights, HIV/AIDS, and access to medicines globally. Prior to that (1994-2005) she was Director of Studies at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs where she founded research programs on human rights and environmental values, directed the Fellows program, and was Founding Editor of the magazine, Human Rights Dialogue. Bauer serves as an adviser to a number of non-profits and projects, including Inclusive Development International, Accountability Counsel, Oxfam America, the Business and Rule of Law Program at Singapore Management University, and the Center for Applied Legal Studies at the University Witswatersrand in Johannesburg.
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Anthony Ewing

Co-Director

who_we_are_anthony_ewing.jpgAnthony Ewing is a Lecturer at Columbia Law School where he teaches “Transnational Business and Human Rights.” His writing and research examines corporate human rights programs and corporate responsibility best practices. Anthony has served as an independent corporate responsibility expert for the International Labour Organization and is a member of the United Nations Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group. As a Senior Advisor at Logos Consulting Group, Anthony helps companies to engage stakeholders, conduct due diligence, and implement policies and programs that effectively manage the risk of adverse human rights impacts. In the nonprofit sector, Anthony has worked with the World Conference of Religions for Peace, the International League for Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and an international development organization in Central America.
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Andrew Rizzardi

Program Coordinator, Institute for the Study of Human Rights

who_we_are_andrew_rizzardi.jpgAndrew Rizzardi joined ISHR in 2014 and is responsible for ISHR’s communications, social media, web development, and technology. Prior to joining ISHR, he served as a program associate and researcher with Freedom House and as a media specialist with the Washington College of Law. He holds a M.A. in International Relations and B.A. in Communications from American University.
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Randi Aho

Program Manager, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School

aho_randi.jpgRandi Aho is Program Manager at the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School. Prior to joining the Institute, Ms. Aho was a program coordinator with the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Programs at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University. She holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, with a concentration in human rights and international conflict resolution. As a graduate student her research focused on post-conflict reconciliation mechanisms and reparations for victims of sexual violence. She received her B.A. in Global Studies from the University of Minnesota.
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