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Call for Papers – NYU Stern Center

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The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and the Global Business and Human
Rights Scholars Association invite you to submit papers:

4th Annual Conference of the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association at
New York University, New York City, on September 14-15, 2018.

Scholars from all disciplines are invited to apply, and we invite contributions that reflect the
interdisciplinary character of BHR in theory and in practice. We will also consider applications to
participate as observers and discussants. Anyone interested in this possibility should submit their application in a few sentences to the email address below. Doctoral candidates are not eligible to present their research at this workshop, but they are welcome to attend. To discuss their work, PhD students may apply to the Young Researchers Summit (

This is a workshop to discuss research-in-progress; papers must be unpublished at the time of
presentation. In addition to presenting a paper at the conference, participants are expected to
read and be prepared to comment on and discuss the papers of other participants. The
conference will be organized around three parallel working groups. Please indicate in your
application to which of the three broad tracks you would like to contribute: (1) preventing,
managing, and measuring BHR; (2) human rights in global supply chains and specific industry
settings; or (3) conceptual approaches to BHR.

To apply, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to with the subject line Business & Human Rights Conference Proposal. Please include your name,
affiliation, contact information, workshop theme preference, and short curriculum vitae. The
proposals will be assessed by an organizing committee comprised of Dorothée Baumann-Pauly
(NYU Stern, Program Chair and head of the committee), Justine Nolan (University of New South
Wales), Penelope Simons (University of Ottawa), Kish Parella (Washington & Lee School of
Law), Karin Buhmann (Copenhagen Business School), Merryl Lawry-White (Debevoise & Plimpton LLP), César González Cantón (CUNEF, Madrid), Humberto Cantú Rivera (University of
Monterrey), Stephen Park (University of Connecticut), Michael Santoro (University of Santa Clara,
President of the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association) and Anita Ramasastry
(University of Washington School of Law, Vice-President of the Global Business and Human
Rights Scholars Association).

The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 1, 2018. Scholars whose submissions are
selected for the symposium will be notified no later than March 15. Full papers must be submitted by August 1.

About the Global BHR Scholars’ Association

The Global Business and Human Rights Scholars’ Association is a non-profit, non-partisan
membership association dedicated to bringing together a global and interdisciplinary group of
scholars with an interest in the area of business and human rights, raising awareness of the
human rights and other potentially harmful impacts of business activity, and promoting respect for international human rights among states, business enterprises, and other organizations.
Membership is free and open to business and human rights scholars from every country and
region of the world. More information about the Association and membership is available on our website: