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The Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum (“Forum”) is a platform for collaboration among individuals teaching business and human rights worldwide. The Forum seeks to promote and strengthen business and human rights education by fostering collaboration among teachers. The Forum grew out of a workshop in May 2011 at Columbia University (New York) that convened twenty professors from the US and the UK to share teaching strategies and resources.The Forum has since grown to include more than 200 members teaching business and human rights at more than 120 institutions in 26 countries on five continents.

Governance Committee

The Forum’s governance consists of two co-Directors (Joanne Bauer and Anthony Ewing) supported by a Governance Committee. The inaugural Committee, appointed for an initial one year term, was established in September 2014.
Members of the Governance Committee are:
Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, HEC Lausanne
Nadia Bernaz, Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University
Nina Gardner, Adjunct Professor, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
Erika George, Professor, University of Utah College of Law
Caroline Kaeb, Assistant Professor of Business Law and Human Rights, University of Connecticut School of Business
Sheldon Leader, Professor, University of Essex School of Law
Jamie O’Connell, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Meg Roggensack, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law School
Michael Santoro, Professor, Santa Clara University
Sara Seck, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
Elizabeth Umlas, Lecturer, Fribourg University
Ursula Wynhoven, Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law

Forum Members (from left) Caroline Kaeb, Nina Gardner, Anthony Ewing, Sheldon Leader, and Joanne Bauer.