Academic conferences create opportunities to shape emerging academic research on business and human rights. 

We participate in academic conferences by presenting our original research and sharing our perspective in the the academic dialogue on business and human rights issues.

We are also currently co-organizing two annual academic conferences that bring together scholars in the interdisciplinary business and human rights field. Both events are co-organized with other schools that have strong business and human rights programs as well as the Business and Human Rights Journal, the leading academic journal in the field.


Call for Papers

Business and Human Rights Scholars Conference, September 15-16, 2017

The Santa Clara University School of Law, the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, the
University of Washington School of Law, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, the
Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance and the Business and Human Rights Journal
announce the Third Business and Human Rights Scholars Conference, to be held September 15-
16, 2017 at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. Conference participants will present and
discuss scholarship at the intersection of business and human rights issues. Upon request,
participants’ papers may be considered for publication in the Business and Human Rights Journal
(BHRJ), published by Cambridge University Press.

The Conference is interdisciplinary: scholars from all disciplines are invited to apply, including law,
business, human rights, and global affairs. The papers must be unpublished at the time of
presentation. Each participant will present his/her own paper and be asked to comment on at least
one other paper during the workshop. Participants will be expected to have read other papers and to
participate actively in discussion and analysis of the various works in progress.

To apply, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to bhrconf@gmail.com with the
subject line “Business & Human Rights Conference Proposal.” Please include your name, affiliation,
contact information, and curriculum vitae. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2017. We will
begin reviewing submissions on a rolling basis on March 1, 2017. Scholars whose submissions are
selected for the symposium will be notified no later than April 15, 2017. Final papers will be due
August 25, 2017.