Worker Rights and Responsible Business Conduct: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changed Washington

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6:10pm to 7:45pm
Sterling Law Buildings (SLB), Room 129 See map
127 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Eric Biel joined the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) at the U.S. Department of Labor in January 2012 as part of ILAB’s leadership team, working on a diverse set of projects, including on supply chain issues and engagement with foreign governments and other stakeholders on a range of labor law and policy matters. From 2000-11, Biel held a variety of positions outside of government, including Managing Director for Corporate Responsibility at Burson-Marsteller and Deputy Washington Director and Senior Counsel of Human Rights First. His prior government service from 1990-2000 included senior positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce; as Executive Director of the bipartisan Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy; and at the Senate Finance Committee. Since 2008, Biel has taught a course at the Georgetown University Law Center on “Human Rights at the Intersection of Trade and Corporate Responsibility” that explores a range of business and human rights issues. He has a B.A. in history from Johns Hopkins and joint degrees in law from Yale Law School and public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.