March 18, 2021

Business and Human Rights Workshop Series
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for Human Rights

Rachel Chambers, University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute & Jena Martin, West Virginia University College of Law

Discussant: John Anderson, Mississippi College School of Law


March 12, 2021

Our First Decade: From the UNGPs to mHRDD

The Teaching BHR Forum celebrates its tenth anniversary by bringing together newer voices and the wisdom of experience to discuss mandatory human rights due diligence. The speakers will contextualize today's developments in the EU and discuss the key areas of progress and promise, the "no go" areas, and corporate board liability and governance.

Co-hosted by:   


March 4, 2021

Human Rights, Social Justice, and Investment: Opportunities and Challenges

A panel discussion on advocacy, activism, and engagement at the intersection of finance and human rights with:


February 18, 2021

Business and Human Rights Workshop Series
Black Star Line, Inc.: Race in the Historical Life of the Corporation

Aaron Dhir, Osgoode Hall Law School and Yale Law School

Discussant: Larry Catá Backer, Penn State Law


Co-sponsored by: Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics


December 11, 2020

Transnational Corporations and Human Rights: Overcoming Barriers to Judicial Remedy

A conversation to mark the publication of Transnational Corporations and Human Rights: Overcoming Barriers to Judicial Remedy and to celebrate the scholarship of Gwynne Skinner (1964 - 2017) with a panel of her co-authors and co-contributors.

  • 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

Moderated by Sarah McGrath, Director of International Engagement, Business and Human Rights, Australian Human Rights Commission

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November 20, 2020

Business & Human Rights Roundtable on Collegiate Sourcing

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November 12, 2020

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Four Thought Leaders, Four Sectors, One Dialogue


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March 5, 2020

We are not pricing climate risk: A Wall Street perspective

Robert Litterman, Chairman of Risk Committee, Kepos Capital

Hosted by:  Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series

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November 22, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights Summit

Hosted by:  President’s Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility at UConn

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November 8, 2019

Business & Human Rights University Network Roundtable

The Initiative hosted a roundtable of North American university-based human rights programs to discuss their multifaceted roles in the study and practice of business and human rights.


October 10, 2019

Book launch for "Tethered Fates Companies, Communities, and Rights at Stake" by Shareen Hertel, Associate Professor of Political Science and Human Rights

Book (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Conference (October 6-7, 2017)

Co-hosted by:    Human Rights Institute Logo


October 4, 2019

Lunchtime Seminar, Sheila Hayre, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Quinnipiac University, "Lessons from the T Visa on Protecting Victims of Trafficking: What States Can Learn"

Co-hosted by:    Human Rights Institute Logo


September 20-21, 2018

Symposium on Finding the Human Face of Finance

Keynote address by Amy Domini, Founder and Chair of Domini Impact Investments


Co-sponsored by: RBS Greenwich Capital Economic Seminar Series | UConn School of Business – Finance Department | Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics


October 5-6, 2017

Protecting Rights at the End of the Line: Stakeholder Engagement in Light Manufacturing

Co-sponsored by: Research Program on Economic & Social Rights (ESRG), Human Rights Institute | UConn Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics

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March 30, 2017

Roundtable on Business and Human Rights in an Era of Anti-Globalization

Roundtable Report


March 23, 2016

Divestment, Engagement, and How to Change the World A Perspective on South Africa, Darfur, and Fossil Fuels

Lecture by Bennett Freeman, former Senior Vice President for Social Research and Policy at the Calvert Group

Hosted by and sponsored by: Dodd Human Rights Impact as part of the RBS Greenwich Capital Economic Seminar Series


April 23-24, 2015

Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Conference: Creating Value for Business and Society

Co-hosted and co-sponsored by: Dodd Human Rights Impact | Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics | Connecticut Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


April 8, 2014

Implementing Dodd-Frank 1502/1504: Advancing Human Rights through Financial Reporting

Hosted and sponsored by: Dodd Human Rights Impact