Professor & Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU’s Stern School of Business
Michael Posner is the Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics and Finance at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He is the Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights at the School, the first-ever human rights center at a business school. Prior to joining NYU Stern, Posner served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2013 as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. As a member of the White House Apparel Industry Partnership Task Force in the mid-’90s, he helped found the Fair Labor Association (FLA), an organization that brings together corporations, local leaders, universities, and NGOs to promote corporate accountability for working conditions in the apparel industry. From 1978 to 2009, he led Human Rights First, a New York-based human rights advocacy organization. Michael holds a JD from the University of California, Berkeley Law School, and a BA with distinction and honors from the University of Michigan.