Teaching Webinars

The Teaching Forum hosts an ongoing webinar series on Current Topics for BHR Teachers.

Upcoming Webinars

Visit the Teaching Forum Discussion Board for more information.

Past Webinars


Human Rights & Environmental Due Diligence
10 March 2022 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnbMXkTaANo

  • Claire Bright – NOVA
  • Chiara Macchi – Wageningen University
  • Nadia Bernaz – Wageningen University

Teaching BHR Forum: Reviving the Great Debate
26 August 2021 – Recording (Passcode: T&c7cb1U)

Proposition: “The current mode of teaching business and human rights is disconnected to the reality of business and human rights in practice.”

Moderated by Robert McCorquodale – University of Nottingham
In Favor:
  • Justine Nolan – Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW
  • Amol Mehra – Laudes Foundation
  • Mike Posner – NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights
  • Jena Martin – West Virginia University
  • Debbie Stothard – Altsean-Burma
  • Tara van Ho – University of Essex

Virtual Teaching BHR Workshop:
Using Film as a Teaching Tool

15 July 2021 – Recording

  • Malcome Rogge – Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter; Research Fellow, Harvard Corporate Responsibility Center for Business and Government; Director, Documentary: Under Rich Earth
  • Kelly Eskew – Clinical Professor, Business Law & Ethics, Indiana University
  • Liz Umlas – Adjunct Professor, University of Fribourg; Independent Researcher and Consultant on BHR

Virtual Teaching BHR Workshop:
Teaching BHR in a Condensed Format

20 May 2021 – Recording

  • Christine Bader – Carthage College
  • Alan Franklin – Athabasca University
  • Marcia Narine Weldon – University of Miami School of Law

Virtual Teaching BHR Workshop:
Teaching BHR at Business Schools
15 April 2021 – Recording (Passcode: JTnx#dM9)
  • Mike Posner – Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU Stern School of Business
  • Karin Buhmann – Copenhagen Business School
  • Björn Fasterling – EDHEC Business School
  • Dorothée Baumann-Pauly – Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, Geneva School of Economics and Management
Virtual Teaching BHR Workshop:
Successful Role Plays, Simulations, and Exercises
18 March 2021 – Recording (Passcode: uqM^3%*k)
  • Nina Gardner – School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
  • Anthony Ewing – Columbia Law School
  • Marcia Narine Weldon – University of Miami School of Law
  • Robert McCorquodale – University of Nottingham
Our first decade: From UNGPs to mHRDD
12 March 2021 – Recording (Passcode: X.9CPj5=)
  • John Morrison – Institute for Human Rights and Business
  • John Ruggie – Harvard Kennedy School
  • Claire Bright – NOVA Knowledge Center for Business, Human Rights and the Environment
  • Chris Patz – European Coalition for Corporate Justice
Opportunities and Challenges for the Biden Administration on BHR
28 January 2021 – Recording (Passcode: +?Q1rZc#)
  • Eric Biel – Fair Labor Association
  • Marti Flacks – Business and Human Rights Resource Center
  • Jason Pielemeier – Global Network Initiative
Transnational Corporations and Human Rights:
Overcoming Barriers to Judicial Remedy
11 December 2020 – Recording (Passcode: cd%v5Sz!)
  • Rachel Chambers – Co-Director, Teaching BHR Forum; Postdoctoral Research Associate, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut
  • Jennie Green – Clinical Professor of Law, University of Minnesota
  • James Yap – Lawyer, Toronto; President, Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
12 November 2020
  • Meg Roggensack – Teaching Forum Co-Director
  • Erika George – Professor, University of Utah Law School
  • Susan Hoffman – Past President of the D.C. Bar; Public Service Partner, Crowell and Moring
  • Colleen Jennings-Roggensack – Vice President of Cultural Affairs, Arizona State University; Executive Director, ASU Gammage
  • Jaren Dunning – Senior Counsel, Global Human Rights and Employment Law, PepsiCo
  • Alex Walden – Global Policy Lead, Human Rights and Free Expression, Google
How Can Human Rights Impact Assessments Contribute to Responsible Business Conduct?
10 September 2020 – Recording
  • Sara Seck – Teaching BHR Forum Governance Committee; Associate Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
  • Nora Götzmann – Senior Adviser, Danish Institute for Human Rights
  • Tulika Bansal – Senior Adviser, Danish Institute for Human Rights
  • Irit Tamir – Director, Private Sector Department, Oxfam America
  • Yann Wyss – Senior Manager, Social Impact, Nestlé
Non-State-Based Operational Level Grievance Mechanisms:
Legal and Policy Developments
9 September 2020 – Recording
  • Mr. Eric Biel – Senior Advisor to the Fair Labor Association and Adjunct Professor; Georgetown University Law Center
  • Dr. Antonella Angelini – Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow,  Columbia University Law School
  • Ms. Hannah Clayton – Manager, Communities and Human Rights, International Council on Mining and Minerals
  • Mr. Michael Bride – Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, PVH
Applying a Business and Human Rights Lens to the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Business Responses and Teaching Approaches
23 June 2020 – Recording
  • Rachel Chambers – Teaching BHR Forum Webinar Series Co-Chair; Postdoctoral Research Associate, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut
  • Monica Gorman – Vice President, Responsible Leadership & Global Compliance, New Balance; Board Member, Fair Labor Association
  • Mike Posner – Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics and Finance and Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU Stern; Board Chair, Fair Labor Association
  • Anthony Ewing – Co-Founder and Co-Director, Teaching BHR Forum; Lecturer, Columbia Law School; Senior Advisor, Logos Consulting Group
Three Years On:
How has the French Law on the Corporate Duty of Vigilance Influenced Human Rights Due Diligence?
14 May 2020
  • John Ruggie – Harvard Kennedy School
  • Stéphane Brabant – Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Sandra Cossart – Executive Director, Sherpa
  • Aurélien Hamelle – General Counsel, Total SA
  • Elsa Savourey – Lawyer, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Sarah Teisei – CSR Director, Vinci
  • Nadia Bernaz – Wageningen University