Susan Aaronson

Phone: 202-408-8612

Susan Ariel Aaronson is Associate Research Professor of International Affairs at the George Washington University, teaching in the Elliott School of International Affairs and the School of Business. She also works as a consultant for various organizations including the International Labour Organization, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Free the Slaves, the U.S. government, and private companies. Dr. Aaronson is the author of 6 books and numerous articles on trade, investment, development, human rights, and global corporate social responsibility issues. Her most recent book, Trade Imbalance: The Struggle to Weigh Human Rights in Trade Policymaking, has just been published by Cambridge University Press, and has been reviewed in the Financial Times and other journals.

Dr. Aaronson is an active scholar who has received over 30 grants for her research from foundations such as the Ford, U.N., Rockefeller, and Levi-Strauss Foundations, as well as corporations such as Pfizer, Intel, and Starbucks. She is also dedicated to encouraging a broad debate about globalization. In this regard, she wrote the first high school primers on trade (Trade is Everybody's Business) and is a frequent speaker on globalization issues. From 1995-1999, she was a commentator for "All Things Considered," "Marketplace," and "Morning Edition." Dr. Aaronson is a pro bono consultant to John Ruggie, the U.N. Special Representative on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations, and she serves on the advisory board of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.

Focus: Business, Globalization, Human Rights, Trade, Economy, Ethics, United States, Americas


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Last Updated: Oct 30, 2008

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