Bias and Biometrics: Regulating Corporate Responsibility and New Technologies to Protect Rights, for the Race & the Law: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Symposium, Notre Dame Law School, March 2022


Rethinking Rights to Protect Democracy in the Digital Age: Reflections on Incitement and Inequality, Drake University Law School, March 25, 2021

Corporate Responsibility and Digital Rights: The Global Network Initiative and Private Regulatory Efforts, Drake University Law School, March 25, 2021

Incorporating Rights: Competition, Choice and Change, IIT-Kent Chicago Law, March 9, 2021


Women Defending the Rights of Women in Immigration Detention: Dawn Wooten’s Fight to End Forced Sterilizations, Yaroslav Mudryl National Law University, Kharkiv, Ukraine (September 2020) (virtual)

Humanities Matters, The Alta Club, Salt Lake City, Utah (September 2020) (virtual)

Because of Her: Stories of Women Making A Difference, The Bee, Utah Museum of Fine Arts (October 2020) (virtual)

Advancing Antiracism: A Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi, Tanner Humanities Center, (February 2020)

Who Counts? Building Inclusive Business and Human Rights Indicators to Promote the Rights of People with Disabilities, Syracuse University College of Law, New York (February 2020)

Dancing Around Whiteness: Obstacles to Racial Equity in Academic Settings and Contemplative Practice as Self Care Strategy, Department of Dance, University of Utah, Utah (January 2020)


Recent Developments in Business and Human Rights, Commentator, University of Geneva, Switzerland (November 2019)

Inclusive and Sustainable Participation of Women in International Trade: Engendering International Law, Keynote, TradeMark East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya (September 2019)

Protecting the Rights of Resettled Refugees, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Utah (August 2019)

Civilian Diplomacy, Keynote, Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy and US Department of State, Utah (July 2019)

Incorporating Rights: The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, American Bar Association Section on International Law, Oxford, England (July 2019)

South African Constitutional Law and Socioeconomic Rights Litigation: The Legacy of Heinz Klug, New York Law School (June 2019)

Transforming Politics Through Participation: The Struggle to Secure the Right to Vote for Women of All Colors, Women Lawyers of Utah (May 2019)

Equity and Diversity in Sustainability, Wasatch Experience, University of Utah (May 2019)

Mindfulness in the Law School Environment, National People of Color Law Conference, Washington DC (March 2019)

Building Inclusive Communities for Refugees, Women of the World, Utah (February 2019)

The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Morgan Stanley, Utah (January 2019)

Empirical Approaches to Human Rights Law and the Rise of Indicators, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting (January 2019)


Human Rights at a Crossroads: From 1948-2018 and Beyond, City University Hong Kong (December 2018)

Human Rights and Corporate Responsibilities in the Global Food System, Harvard Law School (October 2018)

Recognizing Women’s Rights at Work: Health and Women Workers in Global Supply Chains, Yaroslav Mudryl National Law University, Kharkiv, Ukraine (September 2018)(via Skype)

Bringing Human Rights into Bilateral Investment Treaties: South Africa’s Alternative Approach to International Investment Disputes, National University Singapore (July 2018)

Promoting Environmental Justice Through Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals, University of Wisconsin Law School (April 2018)

Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Media Corporations, Boston College Law School (March 2018)

Protecting Human Rights through Rankings and Reporting: Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Media Corporations, Duke University (February 2018)


Access to Remedy: Treaty Talks and the Terms of a New Accountability Accord, United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva (November 2017)

Enforcing Corporate Social Responsibility by Reporting and Ranking, HEC Law Paris (November 2017)

Hate Speech vs. Freedom of Speech: How Social Justice Advocates can Promote Diversity for All People in a Period of Intolerance, Achievement Week Keynote Address, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (November 2017)

Combatting Corruption: Transparency, Certification and Codes of Conduct to Change the Fate of Myanmar’s Forests, Ingram Colloquium Improving Environmental Governance in Developing Countries, UNSW Sydney (November 2017)

Incorporating Rights: Coding CSR Commitments, Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association Conference, Santa Clara University (September 2017)

Incorporating Rights: Ranking Corporate Respect for Human Rights, Lutie Writing Workshop, University of Michigan (July 2017)

Transformation through Transparency: Human Rights in Global Food Supply Chains, Law & Society Association (June 2017)

International Trade and Human Rights Impacts, University of Cape Town (May 2017)

The Voluntary Principles on Security: Multi-stakeholder Initiatives and Respect for Human Rights in the Extractives Sector, Occidental College (April 2107)

Transformation through Transparency: Human Rights Corporate Responsibilities and Certifications in the Global Food System, University of Texas, Austin (April 2017)

Sustainability and Diversity Panel, University of Utah (March 2017)

Food Security and Sustainability, University of California, Irvine (March 2017)

Business and Human Rights Recent Developments, University of Connecticut (March 2017)


Imagining Equity in South Africa’s International Economic Agreements and Social Inclusion: Justice Moseneke and Economic Justice, University of Cape Town (December 2016)

Environmental Justice and Race in the United States: International Human Rights and Equal Environmental Protection, University of Alabama (September 2016)

Competition and Choice: Activist Investors as Ethical Enforcement Agents, Brigham Young University School of Law (September 2016)

Competition and Choice: Activist Investors and Shareholder Proposals to Influence Corporate Policy, University of Washington School of Law (September 2016)

Change and Voluntary Codes of Conduct: Corporate Rhetoric and Self-Regulation, American Bar Foundation (July 2016)

The Role of Reporting: Information and Concerned Constituencies as Business Ethics Enforcement Agents, University of Iowa (July 2016)

International Human Rights: Legal, Political and Policy Frameworks Applicable to the Extractive Industries, Panama City, Panama (February 2016)


Access to Remedy: Treaty Talks and the Terms of New Accountability Accord, International Commission of Justice, Geneva Switzerland (November 2015)

Information and Accountability: Regulating the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights Through Ranking and Reporting, New York University School of Law (July 2015)

Incorporating Rights: The Role of Lawyers in Business and the Human Rights Movement, Harvard Law School, Center on the Legal Profession (April 2015)

Incorporating Rights: Access to Medicines and the Pharmaceutical Industry Sector Georgetown Law, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (April 2015)

Overloading Human Rights American Society of International Law Annual Meeting (April 2015)

The Human Right to Water and Corporate Responsibility: Selected Case Studies from Emerging Market Economies, Washington & Lee University School of Law (March 2015)


Incorporating Rights: The Evolution and Implications of International Corporate Responsibility Initiatives, Washington & Lee University School of Law (November 2014)

Transformation through Transparency: Human Rights and Corporate Responsibilities in the Global Food System, UCLA School of Law (October 2014)

Empowerment Rights and the Status of Women: Global Standards and Local Strategies to Promote Equality, Utah Women’s Giving Circle (May 2014)

Incorporating Rights: Child Labor in African Agriculture and the Challenge of Changing Practices in the Cocoa Industry, University of California Davis School of Law (April 2014)

Implementing Dodd-Frank 1502/1504 Advancing Human Rights through Financial Reporting, University of Connecticut Dodd Research Center (April 2014)


Incorporating Rights: Corporate Responsibility, Conscious Communities and Transnational Order, Northwestern University School of Law (November 2013)

Incorporating Rights: Empire, Global Enterprise and Global Justice, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV (September 2013)

Trading in Peace and Conflict: Colombian Farmers and the U.S. Free Trade Agreement, University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia (August 2013)

Sovereign Powers and Corporate Personhood in International Law: Charter Corporations and the Colonial Project, Cornell Law School Summer Institute at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France (July 2013)

Free Expression and Intellectual Property Ownership in Conflict: Reflections on Genes, Gender, Race and the ACLU’s Challenge to Myriad Genetics, Law & Society Association (June 2013)

The FDA’s Authority Over Labeling: Current Ironies and Future Improvements, Boston Petrie-Flom Center Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA (with Leslie Francis & Robin Craig) (May 2013)

Change: Engendering Equality at the Intersection of Culture and Commerce, Albany Law School, Albany NY (April 2013)

Feminism and the Future of African International Legal Scholarship, American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, Washington DC (April 2013)

Incorporating Rights: Imperialism and Evolving Accounts of Corporate Identity and Responsibility, 

University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN (April 2013)

From Guiding Principles to Global Architecture: Business and Human Rights, University of Connecticut (roundtable participant) (March 2013)

The International Impact of Extractive Industries, Loyola University Chicago School of Law (February 2013)

Incorporating Rights, University of Washington School of Law (January 2013)


Scholarship as Service to Self and Others, Association of American Law Schools Workshop for New Law Teachers (June 2012)

Tweeting to Topple Tyranny: Social Media and Corporate Social Responsibility, Law & Society Association Annual Meeting (June 2012)

Conflict Commerce: Congo’s Minerals, Corporate Social Responsibility and Supply Chain Transparency, North Carolina Central University (April 2012)


Stones of Hope: How African Activists Reclaim Human Rights to Challenge Global Poverty, African Public Interest Law Gathering at University of Witwatersrand Law (commentator) December 2011)

Tweeting to Topple Tyranny: Social Media and Corporate Social Responsibility, Annual Lecture for the Centre for Business Ethics at University College London Law School (November 2011)

Third World Approaches to International Law: Capitalism and the Common Good Roundtable, University of Oregon School of Law (October 2011)