Public Session: Business and Human Rights in the Era of Trump

Monday, May 22nd, 2017 @ 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105
May 22
Monday, May 22nd, 2017 @ 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105

What role will the business sector 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?

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.

Moderator: Joanne Bauer, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Panelists: Laura Gitman, Senior Vice President, BSR
Michael Hudson, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Amol Mehra, Executive Director, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

Contact Info: 
For more information, please contact Randi Aho (