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Faculty and Staff

  • Executive Director

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

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

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Joy Das is an economist with expertise in New Institutional Economics, International Trade, and Industrial Organization. He has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and M.S.

  • Program Administrative Assistant

  • Global Labor Institute Project Associate

Isadora Bratton-Benfield is a Project Associate for the Global Labor Institute.

Advisory Board

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

  • 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

  • Chief Engagement Officer, Spitfire Media

  • Former Women's Affairs Minister and Member of Parliament, Cambodia

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

  • Vice President Director, PT. Pan Brothers TBK

Research Network

GLI has a research network of faculty and experts from leading universities.


Andreas Admasie, Researcher, International Institute for Social History

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