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Faculty and Staff

  • Executive Director, Global Labor Institute

Jason Judd previously led the Ship to Shore Rights Project at the International Labor Organization (Bangkok).

  • Chair of the Board

Hailed by Fortune Magazine as "the most powerful woman in the labor movement" Anna Burger retired in 2010 as both a top ranking officer at SEIU and the first chair of the labor federation, Change t

  • Academic Director, Global Labor Institute

Sarosh Kuruvilla is currently Professor of Industrial Relations and Asian Studies at Cornell University and Visiting Professor of Employment Relations and Organizational Behaviour at the London Sch

  • Program Administrative Assistant

Advisory Board

  • Chair of the Board
Hailed by Fortune Magazine as "the most powerful woman in the labor movement."

  • Founder and Executive Director, Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity (BCWS)

As the founder and executive director of the Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity (BCWS), Kalpona Akter campaigns for worker safety, fair wages and the right to labour unions.

  • Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility - Global Affairs at PVH Corp.

Based in New York, Michael is charged with ensuring that PVH’s Corporate Responsibility policies, both human rights and environment, are respected by the company and enforced throughout its supply

  • Professor and Director, the Responsible Contracting Project, Rutgers Law School

Sarah Dadush is a Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School where she writes and teaches in the areas of contract law, business and human rights, and consumer law.

  • Vice President, Sustainability Analyst, Responsible Investment Team, Columbia Threadneedle

Tenisha joined the Responsible Investment team in 2013 with extensive knowledge of the mechanics of proxy voting and data management.

  • Head of Social, Labor and Human Rights, Gap Inc.

  • Former Assistant General Secretary, IndustriALL Global Union

  • Former Senior Policy Advisor, CSR, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Principal, R&S Associates, LLC
  • Former President, UNITE HERE

  • Secretary-Treasurer, Workers United, SEIU
  • Manager, NY Metropolitan Area Joint Board, Workers United

  • Senior Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Quality - New Balance Athletic Shoe

Duncan Scott is Senior Vice President of Strategic Sourcing & Quality for New Balance Athletic Shoe, a leading manufacturer of branded athletic footwear, apparel and equipment since 1906.

  • Organizational and Strategic Communications Consultant

  • Legal Director, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

Ruwan Subasinghe is Legal Director at the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), a global trade union body representing over 18.5 million workers in 147 countries.

  • Vice President Director, PT. Pan Brothers TBK

  • Labour Rights advocate, Former Head of Labour Rights Programme - Laudes Foundation

  • Chief Technical Advisor - Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Research Network

GLI has a research network of faculty and experts.

Matthew Amengual, Associate Professor in International Business, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Sarah Ashwin, Professor of Comparative Employment Relations, Department of Management, London School of Economics

Jinsun Bae, Assistant Professor in International Business, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

Jennifer Bair, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia

Alex Covarrubias, Professor, El Colegio de Sonora

Martin Curley, Co-Director, Katalyst Initiative

Greg Distelhorst, Assistant Professor, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Eli Friedman, Associate Professor, International and Comparative Labor, Cornell University ILR School

Anne Lally, Co-Director, Katalyst Initiative

Desiree LeClercq, Proskauer Employment and Labor Law Assistant Professor, Cornell University ILR School

Chunyun Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, London School of Economics

Raymond Robertson, Professor, Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government, Department of International Affairs, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy, Texas A&M University

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