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Anita Ramasastry Appointed New IHRB Senior Research Fellow

Anita Ramasastry Appointed New IHRB Senior Research Fellow

The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) is delighted to announce the appointment of Anita Ramasastry as Senior Research Fellow. Professor Ramasastry is the UW Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington. She will be working with IHRB on projects spanning the areas of information and communication technology; trade and investment; and business activities in Myanmar.

Professor Ramasastry has been an active collaborator in past IHRB activities, including consultations regarding conflict, land, and the ICT sector. She brings to the Institute vast experience in the field of business and armed conflict, as well as anti-corruption policies and practices.

Complete Bio:

Anita-Ramasastry (Senior Research Fellow)
Anita Ramasastry is the UW Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. Her research interests include business and human rights, anti-corruption and law and development. Her current research focuses on the role of business in armed conflict.

She has authored numerous scholarly articles and reports focused on emerging issues in business and human rights including Commerce, Crime and Conflict (with Mark Taylor and Bob Thompson) and a recent study for the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable on Human Rights Due Diligence: The Role of States (with Olivier de Schutter, M. Taylor and R. Thompson).

She was part of the project team that developed the “Red Flags” Liability Risks for Companies Operating in High Risk Zones. From 2009 – 2011, Ramasastry served as a senior advisor in the Obama Administration, working in the International Trade Administration of the US Department of Commerce. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and the University of Sydney.

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