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Business and Human Rights in the Age of Trump


Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027, Room 105


May 22, 2017 5:30PM to 6:45PM

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What role will business play in ensuring corporate responsibility in the era of Donald Trump? Have businesses traveled sufficiently down the road to embedding human rights or sustainability into operations that they will not turn back? Or is the opposite the case ? that human rights are inadequately rooted in companies and that broad deregulation will propel a race to the bottom? What should the response of the business and human rights movement be, and how should we bring these considerations into our teaching?

During this discussion we will hear from panelists working directly with companies, on policy advocacy, and from the media who will provide insight on the new and evolving relationships between government, civil society, business, and media based upon their own experience and observations of the first five months of the Trump administration.


Laura Gitman, Senior Vice President, BSR
Michael Hudson, Senior Editor, International Consortium of Investigative Jourrnalists
Amol Mehra, Executive Director, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable
Joanne Bauer, Senior Researcher, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University (Moderator)

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