Michael Goldhaber

Michael Goldhaber

Michael D. Goldhaber leads the program on human rights in investment at the Center for Business & Human Rights at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He joined the Center in March 2022 with the mission of building upon the Center’s pioneering project of “Putting the ‘S’ in ESG” and “Making ESG Work” through a focus on inequality. Michael previously served as U.S. Correspondent for the International Bar Association, where he monitored the decline in U.S. rule of law during the Trump presidency. For most of the prior two decades, he served as Senior International Correspondent and Chief European Correspondent for American Lawyer Media. The recipient of numerous business journalism awards, Michael has written countless articles on international human rights and complex business disputes. He is also the author of A People's History of the European Court of Human Rights (2nd ed., 2009), and Crude Awakening: Chevron in Ecuador (Kindle Single 2014). Michael is a graduate of Harvard College (summa cum laude, 1990), Columbia Journalism School (1997), and Yale Law School (1993), where he served as book reviews editor for the Yale Law Journal. Following law school he clerked for Judge Bruce Selya of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Patti Saris of the U.S. District Court in Boston. He currently lives in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.


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