Endowed Chair for International Business and Human Rights

Endowed Chair for International Business and Human Rights

In 2015, professor Cees van Dam held his inaugural lecture in which he applied the models of the PrC in terms of motivation and business models to the more specific issue of human rights. He thereby zoomed in on the potential role of the legal department within companies, to enhance or inhibit more inclusive strategies and play an important role in stakeholder management and partnerships around the world.

In 2016 prof. Van Dam will continue on this track, with support of the PrC, by:

(1) testing the business models and concepts that he introduced in his inaugural;

(2) organizing a number of expert session on specific themes;

(3) co-developing the Chatham House Rule Room at the PrC;

(4) working together with a network of international business researchers in Europe that are looking at the same topic.