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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, Asian Studies and Public Affairs at Cornell University and Visiting Professor of Employment Relations and Organizational Behaviour a

Advisory Board

  • President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)

  • 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

NCP has a research network of faculty from leading universities.

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

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

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

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

Andreas Admasie, Researcher, International Institute for Social History

Alex Covarrubias, Professor, El Colegio de Sonora

Expert Network

Collaboration is a key part of our research and impact. The Amsterdam-based Katalyst Initiative is our key partner in engaging with European industry and civil society stakeholders.

Katalyst Initiative was established to create a European space for new collective strategies to reform the garment industry, based on evidence and innovation. Katalyst aims act as a European counterpart to NCP, helping to facilitate better coordination between EU and US efforts to improve respect for human rights in the garment industry.


  • Co-Director, Katalyst Initiative

Anne’s work with Katalyst Initiative builds on her track record of working collaboratively to find practical, yet principled solutions to some of the most difficult human rights challenges in the g

  • Co-Director, Katalyst Initiative

Martin has more than 25 years of policy, strategy and communications experience, including 15 years working in and with the global garment industry.

In addition to our collaboration with the Katalyst Initiative, we partner with experts in our research on labor rights in global supply chains.

Gavan Blau, Researcher for the Myanmar Report, Social Dialogue in the 21st Century Project

Yadira Minero, Researcher for the Honduras Report, Social Dialogue in the 21st Century Project