Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
Columbia University, United States
Joanne Bauer is Senior Researcher, Business and Human Rights Program, at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University. She is also Adjunct Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and is the Faculty Lead of the SIPA Business and Human Rights Clinic. She is co-director of the Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum, with members across five continents. For more than two decades she has worked in the field of human rights, including as Director of Studies at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (2004-2015), where she inaugurated and led the human rights program and served as Founding Editor of the magazine, Human Rights Dialogue. She was Senior Researcher at Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (2006-2012), where she was in charge of the Centre’s Asia work, and also specialised in gender, HIV/AIDs and access to medicines globally.
She also serves as a board member and adviser to a number of non-profits and projects. Her research includes National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights; Development Finance and Human Rights; Non-Judicial Grievance Mechanisms; Business and Human Rights Advocacy; and alternative corporate forms, including benefit corporations.