2013 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture – Featuring Professor John Ruggie

2013 Sackler Speaker - John RuggiePlease join us on February 28 at 4:00pm for a welcome reception and networking event for professionals interested in corporate social responsibility. The Sackler Lecture will begin at 5:00pm and will be followed by a cocktail hour.


John G. Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government and an Affiliated Professor in International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School.


From 1997-2001, Professor Ruggie served as United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning, where his areas of responsibility included assisting the Secretary-General in establishing and overseeing the UN Global Compact and gaining General Assembly approval for the Millennium Development Goals. In 2005, Professor Ruggie was appointed as the UN Secretary-Generals Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, tasked with proposing measures to strengthen the human rights performance of the business sector around the world. In June 2011 the UN Human Rights Council, in an unprecedented step, unanimously endorsed the Principles on Business and Human Rights developed by Professor Ruggie over the course of six years of research, consultations and pilot projects. Core elements of t he “Ruggie Principles” have also been adopted by the OECD, the International Standards Organization, the International Finance Corporation and the European Union. They constitute the most comprehensive and authoritative global standard in the area of business and human rights.

To RSVP to this event please email rsvp@uconn.edu or Call 860.486.1038

Watch the Press Conference and the Public Lecture