Peter Rosenblum


“The Cash Nexus: Situating Human Rights in the Global Economy”


Peter Rosenblum came to Columbia University from Harvard Law School, where he spent 7 years with the Human Rights Program. Before taking a full time university position, he worked with the United Nations and with many of the major international human rights groups, including the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, and Global Rights. Before that, he was an associate at Baker & McKenzie in Chicago. He is a member of the Human Rights Watch Africa Division Advisory Committee, a consultant to The Carter Center, and a board member of several small NGOs. In the course of his career he has conducted field research and worked with local human rights groups in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Much of his recent work has focused on the confluence of natural resources and human rights around the world, with special emphasis on Africa. In the past five years, he has undertaken research and advocacy with his students at Columbia in Chad, Liberia, Peru, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and Equatorial Guinea, among other countries.


He is now the Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Bard since Fall 2012.

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