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Erika George

Erika George is the Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law at the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law and directs the Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah. She teaches constitutional law, international human rights law, international environmental law, international business transactions, international trade and seminars on business and human rights, inequality, and corporate citizenship and sustainability. She was the Interim Director of the University's Tanner Center for Human Rights and the University's 2018-2019 Presidential Leadership Fellow. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and serves on the board of the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights. She earned her B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served as Articles Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. She also holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago.

Reframing Racism as a Human Rights Risk

Social Justice

Racial equity and justice are at their core human rights issues. As sustainability and social impact leaders, we often put human rights frameworks such as the Universal Declaration on Human Rights at the center of our work. Erika George—a scholar, activist, and human rights expert—examines the responsibility of corporations to address diversity and racial equity …

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