SISA Lunch & Learn: Business & Human Rights with Michael Posner

by Social Impact & Sustainability Association


Tue, 13 Nov 2018

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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KMC 3-70

44 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012, United States

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Interested in learning about how businesses are addressing human rights challenges? Join us for the opportunity to hear from Michael Posner, Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights, who will share some insights on how business operations impact global communities and what that means for us as business leaders.

Lunch will be served.

Michael H. Posner is the Jerome Kohlberg professor of Ethics and Finance at NYU’s Stern School of Business and Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights. He served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2013 as the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Prior to that, he led Human Rights First, a U.S.-based human rights advocacy organization. He was also a visiting lecturer at Yale and Columbia Law Schools. He played a major role in shaping U.S. policy from inside and outside of government on issues ranging from refugee and asylum law and policy, to national security and human rights, to Internet freedom, and most recently on a range of business and human rights issues. He is on the Board of the Fair Labor Association, which addresses supply chain labor issues in the apparel, athletic footwear, and agriculture sectors.

More about the Center:
Since it launched in March 2013, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights remains the first-ever human rights center based at a business school, with a focus on research, advocacy and teaching. Their mission is both educational and practical. We aim to equip business leaders with essential knowledge about human rights through our course offerings at Stern, research, and our textbook. We also have an advocacy agenda. We look to create real change in human rights conditions through project-based work across business sectors. We use what we learn in these projects to advocate for broader change.

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