Scott Nova

Executive Director

Workers Rights Consortium

5 Thomas Circle NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 387-4884 loc. 202
Fax: (202) 387-3292
Scott Nova is Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), a non-profit organization comprised of more than 100 colleges and universities. The WRC's mission is to monitor the working conditions under which college-licensed products are manufactured around the world. The WRC is a collaboration of educational institutions, students and non-governmental organizations, all of whom share the common goal of promoting greater respect for the rights of workers in the global economy.

Prior to joining the WRC, Nova was Executive Director of the Citizens Trade Campaign, a national coalition of environmental, religious, human rights, labor and other public interest groups. Citizens Trade Campaign is one of the nation's foremost advocates of an approach to U.S. trade policy that makes human rights, worker rights and environmental protection central priorities.

Nova has also served as Director of the Preamble Center, a D.C-based research and policy organization that focuses on a broad range of economic issues, from Social Security to international commerce. While at Preamble, Nova directed a national campaign, supported by the Ford Foundation, to educate Americans about the proposed Multilateral Agreement on Investment, the sweeping global investment treaty then under negotiation at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

As a community leader in Rhode Island before moving to Washington, Nova helped found a number of statewide public interest organizations, including the Consumer Alliance, a coalition of auto insurance consumers, and People First, a network of groups promoting equitable tax, budget and social welfare policy. Nova also served as Executive Director of Ocean State Action, a long-standing Rhode Island community coalition.

As a specialist on international trade and investment issues, Nova has been interviewed in a range of local and national broadcast forums, including CNN, National Public Radio, C-Span and Pacifica Radio; he is a regular guest on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's public affairs program, "Counterspin." Nova has written on international economic issues for the Journal of Commerce, the Los Angeles Times, the Nation, the Miami Herald and many other publications. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Focus: Human Rights, Jobs, United States, Global

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006

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