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Joanne Bauer

Senior Researcher and New York Representative

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre


Joanne Bauer is a specialist in environmental issues, human rights, international policy and Asia. She is Senior Researcher and New York Representative for the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, where she also manages a project on HIV/AIDS. From 1994 to 2005 she was Director of Studies at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (New York), where she founded their human rights program and environmental values program. She was Carnegie Council's Director of Japan Programs from 1991 to 1994 and prior to that held positions in banking, government affairs, and broadcast media.

Bauer has organized, led and spoken at conferences and workshops in the US and abroad. She was founder and editor of Human Rights Dialogue, a magazine published by Carnegie Council from 1993-2005 that featured the perspectives of scholars, activists and other policy makers from around the globe working to put human rights theory into practice. Bauer is editor of Forging Environmentalism: Justice, Livelihood and Contested Environments (ME Sharpe, 2006), which presents new case material on environmental politics researched and written by leading Japanese, American, Chinese and Indian scholars, and co-editor of The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 1999). Also at Carnegie Council, Bauer was contributing editor to the journal Ethics & International Affairs, editor of Dialogue OnLine (the on-line companion to Human Rights Dialogue), editor of Japan Programs Occasional Papers, and author of numerous articles, reviews and conference reports.

Bauer earned a BA from Colgate University and an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Focus: Environment, Human Rights, Japan, China, United States, Asia, Americas

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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2012

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