8th Business and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit

The Business and Human Rights (BHR) Young Researchers Summit provides an international platform for young scholars in the field of BHR. It brings together 10-15 excellent Ph.D. students and early post-doc researchers (cut-off is one year after graduation) who engage in research in the business and human rights field. The objective is for participants to present their research project in an interdisciplinary, collaborative workshop setting. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to apply including ethics, law, business and global affairs. Submissions from non-law disciplines are particularly welcome.

The focus is on paper development. Therefore, papers should outline research-in-progress, be single-authored, and must not be under consideration for publication at the time of presentation. We encourage submissions from all parts of the world and we strive for gender balance in our selection.

Lodging and meals will be provided for the duration of the Summit. Some travel stipends will be offered for participants travelling from outside of the United States and on an as needed basis.

The summit is hosted by the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St.Gallen, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, and the Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ).

This 8th edition of the YRS takes place from 10-12 August 2023 in New York City.

The call for abstracts (PDF) is available.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 20, 2023. Candidates whose submissions are selected for participation in the Summit will be notified not later than February 15, 2023 and will be distributed to all participants for review before the workshop. Each participant is expected to formally comment on one other paper.

To apply, please submit an abstract of no more than 600 words to: youngresearchersummit@gmail.com. Please include your name, affiliation, contact information, and curriculum vitae.

YRS Call for Abstracts

YRS Call for abstracts