The Young Researchers Summit is designed for doctoral students and early post-doctoral researchers in the field of business and human rights. The Summit is organized by the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St.Gallen, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights (GCBHR), and the Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ). The first Young Researchers Summit was held in St.Gallen in the spring of 2016.
Each year, interest in the Summit increases. We usually receive over 50 applications and select 10-15 projects to present. Participation in the Summit is free of charge and participants receive a stipend to cover their travel expenses. All applicants are invited to join a global network of young scholars in the field of business and human rights. The current network includes over 100 members from various academic disciplines and regions.
Florian Wettstein, Director of the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St.Gallen and Editor-in-Chief of the Business and Human Rights Journal, and Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, Research Director of the NYU Stern Center and Director of the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights at the University of Geneva, are co-organizers of the Young Researchers Summit.
Dorothée Baumann-Pauly is the research director of the NYU Stern Center. She leads the Center's research activities, including the development of scholarly publications, case studies, the Center's forthcoming textbook, and other teaching resources. Further, she is director of the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights (GCBHR). The Center works with companies to develop business models that allow profits and principles to coexist. To make this possible, GCBHR provides a safe space for companies to discuss pressing human rights issues and train future leaders to develop and integrate human rights standards in their respective industry contexts.
Florian Wettstein, Director of the Institute for Business Ethics, focuses his research on the interface between business ethics and human rights. He is a member of the board of the International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE) and editor-in-chief of the Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ), published by Cambridge University Press.