ERIKA GEORGE portrait
  • Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law, College Of Law
  • Professor, College Of Law

Publications

Research Keywords

  • Human Rights
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Presentations

  • Protecting Human Rights through Rankings and Reporting: Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Media Corporations, Duke University . Presentation, Presented, 02/2018.
  • Hate Speech vs. Freedom of Speech: How Social Justice Advocates can Promote Diversity for All People in a Period of Intolerance, Achievement Week, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2017.
  • Access to Remedy: Treaty Talks and the Terms of a New Accountability Accord, United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva . Presentation, Presented, 11/2017.
  • Combatting Corruption: Transparency, Certification and Codes of Conduct to Change the Fate of Myanmar’s Forests, Ingram Colloquium Improving Environmental Governance in Developing Countries, UNSW Sydney . Presentation, Presented, 11/2017.
  • Enforcing Corporate Social Responsibility by Reporting and Ranking, HEC Law Paris . Presentation, Presented, 11/2017.
  • Incorporating Rights: Coding CSR Commitments, Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association Conference, Santa Clara University . Presentation, Presented, 07/2017.
  • Incorporating Rights: Ranking Corporate Respect for Human Rights, Lutie Writing Workshop, University of Michigan . Presentation, Presented, 07/2017.
  • Transformation through Transparency: Human Rights in Global Food Supply Chains, Law & Society Association . Presentation, Presented, 06/2017.
  • International Trade and Human Rights Impacts, University of Cape Town. Presentation, Presented, 05/2017.
  • The Voluntary Principles on Security: Multi-stakeholder Initiatives and Respect for Human Rights in the Extractives Sector, Occidental College . Presentation, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Transformation through Transparency: Human Rights Corporate Responsibilities and Certifications in the Global Food System, University of Texas, Austin . Presentation, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Sustainability and Diversity Panel, University of Utah . Panel, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Business and Human Rights Recent Developments, University of Connecticut . Presentation, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Food Security and Sustainability, University of California, Irvine . Presentation, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Imagining Equity in South Africa’s International Economic Agreements and Social Inclusion: Justice Moseneke and Economic Justice, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Presentation, Presented, 12/2016.
  • Environmental Justice and Race in the United States: International Human Rights and Equal Environmental Protection, University of Alabama. Presentation, Presented, 09/2016.
  • Competition and Choice: Activist Investors as Ethical Enforcement Agents, Brigham Young University School of Law, SLC, UT. Presentation, Presented, 09/2016.
  • The Role of Reporting: Information and Concerned Constituencies as Business Ethics Enforcement Agents, University of Iowa. Presentation, Presented, 07/2016.
  • Change and Voluntary Codes of Conduct: Corporate Rhetoric and Self-Regulation, American Bar Foundation. Presentation, Presented, 07/2016.
  • International Human Rights: Legal, Political and Policy Frameworks Applicable to the Extractive Industries, Panama City, Panama. Presentation, Presented, 02/2016.
  • Access to Remedy: Treaty Talks and the Terms of New Accountability Accord, International Commission of Justice, Geneva Switzerland. Presentation, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Information and Accountability: Regulating the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights Through Ranking and Reporting, New York University School of Law. Presentation, Presented, 07/2015.
  • Incorporating Rights: The Role of Lawyers in Business and the Human Rights Movement, Harvard Law School, Center on the Legal Profession. Presentation, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Overloading Human Rights, American Society of International Law Annual Meeting. Presentation, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Incorporating Rights: Access to Medicines and the Pharmaceutical Industry Sector Georgetown Law, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Presentation, Presented, 04/2015.
  • The Human Right to Water and Corporate Responsibility: Selected Case Studies from Emerging Market Economies, Washington & Lee University School of Law. Presentation, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Incorporating Rights: The Evolution and Implications of International Corporate Responsibility Initiatives, Washington & Lee University School of Law. Presentation, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Transformation through Transparency: Human Rights and Corporate Responsibilities in the Global Food System, UCLA School of Law. Presentation, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Empowerment Rights and the Status of Women: Global Standards and Local Strategies to Promote Equality, Utah Women’s Giving Circle. Presentation, Presented, 05/2014.
  • Implementing Dodd-Frank 1502/1504 Advancing Human Rights through Financial Reporting, University of Connecticut Dodd Research Center. Presentation, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Incorporating Rights: Child Labor in African Agriculture and the Challenge of Changing Practices in the Cocoa Industry, University of California Davis School of Law. Presentation, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Incorporating Rights: Corporate Responsibility, Conscious Communities and Transnational Order, Northwestern University School of Law. Presentation, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Incorporating Rights: Empire, Global Enterprise and Global Justice, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV. Panel, Presented, 09/2013.
  • Trading in Peace and Conflict: Colombian Farmers and the U.S. Free Trade Agreement, University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. Presentation, Presented, 08/2013.
  • Sovereign Powers and Corporate Personhood in International Law: Charter Corporations and the Colonial Project, Cornell Law School Summer Institute at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France. Presentation, Presented, 07/2013.
  • Free Expression and Intellectual Property Ownership in Conflict: Reflections on Genes, Gender, Race and the ACLU’s Challenge to Myriad Genetics, Law & Society Association. Panel, Presented, 06/2013.
  • The FDA’s Authority Over Labeling: Current Ironies and Future Improvements, Boston Petrie-Flom Center Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA (with Leslie Francis & Robin Craig). Panel, Presented, 05/2013.
  • Incorporating Rights: Imperialism and Evolving Accounts of Corporate Identity and Responsibility, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN. Panel, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Feminism and the Future of African International Legal Scholarship, American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, Washington DC. Panel, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Change: Engendering Equality at the Intersection of Culture and Commerce, Albany Law School, Albany NY. Presentation, Presented, 04/2013.
  • From Guiding Principles to Global Architecture: Business and Human Rights, University of Connecticut (roundtable participant). Presentation, Presented, 03/2013.
  • The International Impact of Extractive Industries, Loyola University Chicago School of Law (February 2013). Panel, Presented, 02/2013.
  • Incorporating Rights, University of Washington School of Law (January 2013). Presentation, Presented, 01/2013.
  • Scholarship as Service to Self and Others, Association of American Law Schools Workshop for New Law Teachers. Presentation, Presented, 06/2012.
  • Tweeting to Topple Tyranny: Social Media and Corporate Social Responsibility, Law & Society Association Annual Meeting. Presentation, Presented, 06/2012.
  • Conflict Commerce: Congo’s Minerals, Corporate Social Responsibility and Supply Chain Transparency, North Carolina Central University. Presentation, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Stones of Hope: How African Activists Reclaim Human Rights to Challenge Global Poverty, African Public Interest Law Gathering at University of Witwatersrand Law (commentator). Presentation, Presented, 12/2011.
  • Tweeting to Topple Tyranny: Social Media and Corporate Social Responsibility, Annual Lecture for the Centre for Business Ethics at University College London Law School. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Third World Approaches to International Law: Capitalism and the Common Good Roundtable, University of Oregon School of Law. Panel, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Contrasting Models of Corporate Social Responsibility: Overcoming Management Myopia by Taking the Long View, University of Oslo (commentator). Presentation, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Scholarship as Service to Self and Others, Association of American Law Schools Workshop for Pre-tenured People of Color. Presentation, Presented, 06/2011.
  • Framing the Rule of Law Discussion in Sub-Saharan Africa, Rebuilding Sierra Leone: Changing Institutions and Culture Conference, University of South Carolina. Panel, Presented, 04/2011.
  • The World of Women from the Womb to Working the Night Shift: Gender and Corporate Social Responsibility in India, American Bar Foundation. Presentation, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Knowledge, Domination and the Public in Africa, Dahlem Conference, Freie Universitat Berlin/Max-Planck-Institut fur Ethnologische Forschung (discussant). Presentation, Presented, 03/2011.
  • The Human Right to Health and HIV/AIDS: South-South Cooperative Efforts to Fight Infectious Disease and Reframe Global Intellectual Property Principles, South Africa Study Group New York Law School. Presentation, Presented, 02/2011.
  • Free Expression and Intellectual Property Ownership in Conflict: Reflections on Genes, Gender and the Right to Health, University of Cape Town. Presentation, Presented, 12/2010.
  • Linking Corporate Practices to Human Rights Abuses: The New Approach to Accountability, ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting. Presentation, Presented, 11/2010.
  • The World of Women from the Womb to Working the Night Shift: Gender and Corporate Social Responsibility in India, Emory University School of Law Feminism and Legal Theory Workshop on Vulnerability and the Corporation (October 2010). Presentation, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Gender and Globalization, Law and Society Association (June 2010). Presentation, Presented, 06/2010.
  • Human Rights and Legal Systems in the Global South, Indiana University Journal of Global Legal Studies, Apr. 2010. Presentation, Presented, 04/2010.
  • Globalization and the Human Rights Protection Gap: Corporate Social Responsibility Compacts to Close the Distance, Vanderbilt University School of Law. Presentation, Presented, 02/2010.
  • Human Rights Human Security: Finding Food for a Sustainable Future, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, panelist Food Security, the Financial Crisis, and International Regulation: Perspectives from Africa. Panel, Presented, 01/2010.
  • Reproductive Rights, Human Rights and the Right to Health, Case Western Reserve. Presentation, Presented, 01/2010.
  • See No Evil? Revisiting Early Visions of the Social Responsibility of Business, Seattle University, Center on Corporations, Law and Society. Panel, Presented, 11/2009.
  • Soft Law and Self-Regulation to Promote Corporate Compliance with Human Rights, Drexel University. Presentation, Presented, 09/2009.
  • Gender Based Asylum Claims from Africa and FGM, Film Review: Mrs. Gounod's Daughter, panelist, Sundance Inst. Presentation, Presented, 09/2009.
  • The Intersection of Identity and HIV/AIDS: South-South Cooperative Efforts to Fight Infectious Disease, Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Presentation, Presented, 07/2009.
  • The Role of Law in Restoration, Recovery and Accountability, Catholic University, Access to Justice Symposium, Buenos Aries, Argentina. Presentation, Presented, 06/2009.
  • Women's Rights as Human Rights: Reproductive Rights in Latin America, Los Andes University, Santiago, Chile. Presentation, Presented, 06/2009.
  • Human Rights Universalism, Cultural Relativism and the Right to Health in the Context of South Africa's HIV/AIDS Crisis, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2009.
  • Gender Discrimination: A Comparison of Constitutional Approaches in South Africa and the United States, Stellenbosch University, Colloquium Constitutional Rights in Two Worlds: A Constitutional Dialogue, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Presentation, Presented, 03/2009.
  • A Discussion of a Human Rights Approach to Reproductive Rights, University of Colorado School of Law, Roundtable on Reproductive Rights and Human Rights in the Legal Academy. Presentation, Presented, 10/2008.
  • High Tech Trash: The Afterlife of Your Computer in Asia and Africa, moderator, Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment and Salt Lake City Public Library. Presentation, Presented, 10/2008.
  • ACLU Freedom Files: Freedom to Vote Protecting the Ballot, panelist, Utah ACLU and Salt Lake City Arts Center. Presentation, Presented, 10/2008.
  • The Cost of Conducting Business Consciously: Reflections on the Role of Corporate Social Responsibility, Chapman University Law School. Presentation, Presented, 02/2008.

Languages

  • French, functional.
  • Spanish, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Egypt
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • South Africa