Corporate Social Responsibility


In 2011, Pozen Postdoctoral Instructor Charlotte Walker-Said organized a major conference to address the complex issue of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from a human rights perspective. The conference brought together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and institutions, as well as human rights practitioners, to analyze CSR and the particular role of powerful non-state actors in the violation and protection of human rights. View the conference poster.

The conference generated a book, Corporate Social Responsibility? Human Rights in the New Global Economy (University of Chicago Press, 2014), edited by Walker-Said and John Kelly (Anthropology). Topics addressed at the 2011 conference and in the edited volume include issues of power and accountability, vulnerabilities and remedies, incentives and stakeholders, and the role of law and international war crimes tribunals. Both the conference and the book had a particular focus on CSR on Africa.

Upon publication of the book, Charlotte Walker-Said, now Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, returned to the Pozen Center for a book launch event at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore. View the photos