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The Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum is a unique 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.

“Business and human rights” has emerged as a vibrant movement and a distinct field of practice and study. Demand for business and human rights education is growing rapidly, yet individuals teaching the subject face a number of common challenges.

The Teaching Forum was founded in 2011 to promote and strengthen business and human rights education worldwide. Since an inaugural workshop at Columbia University (New York), the Teaching Forum has grown to include more than 300 members teaching business and human rights at over 150 institutions in 40 countries.

The Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum held its 5th Annual Workshop at Columbia University in May 2015.

The Teaching Forum was founded by Joanne Bauer, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, Columbia University and Anthony Ewing, Lecturer, Columbia School of Law. Forum activities have been supported by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University and the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute. Since 2018, the Teaching Forum has actively collaborated with the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association.

Resources

The Teaching Forum gives participants a means to collaborate and share teaching strategies and resources via its online Discussion Board, in-person Teaching Workshops, a password-protected Syllabi Bank, and its online Teaching Business and Human Rights Handbook (BHRHandbook.org).

  • Strategic Partnership

    16 Feb 2018 by

    The Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum and the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association announce the formation of a strategic partnership. The partnership is based upon a recognition of natural synergies of mission and substantial overlap in membership of the two initiatives. By forging a strategic partnership, the Teaching Forum and Scholars Association will coordinate… Read more

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