News - 19 April 2012
19 Apr 2012Read More
As more and more individuals in the private sector, government and civil society grapple with the issues at the intersection of global business practices and international human rights standards, demand for university and professional business and human rights education is growing. The number of university-level “business and human rights” courses has grown significantly in the past decade.
The second annual Teaching Business and Human Rights Workshop will take place at Columbia University in New York City on Friday, May 4th, 2012. The inaugural meeting last year, convened twenty instructors from twelve institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom, and led to the creation of an online forum to share curricula and teaching strategies, and strengthen the network of individuals teaching business and human rights worldwide. Since then, the online Forum has grown to include more than sixty individuals teaching business and human rights at forty-five institutions in twelve countries.
Agenda topics for this year’s Workshop include:
- Comparative Approaches
- Teaching Strategies
- Management Education; and
- Course Development
If you teach “business and human rights” and would like more information about the May 4th Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum or Workshop and how to participate, please contact:
Anthony Ewing, Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School, email@example.com, or
Joanne Bauer, Adjunct Professor, Columbia School of International & Public Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sending News Items to PRME
Participating academic institutions are welcome to send relevant news (to be published worldwide) to:
Email: PRME Secretariat