Tricia Olsen

Tricia Olsen


Tricia Olsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Korbel School of International Studies. Professor Olsen has studied the political economy of development in emerging economies (particularly Latin America), human rights, and business ethics.

Session: Business and Human Rights: Global Policy Implications

Politics & Service | Friday, Nov 11, 2016

Claims against companies for human rights abuses persist, despite major advances in human rights around the world, including the spread global human rights protections, increased corporate social responsibility, and industry-specific agreements regarding improved business conduct. These efforts, in addition to today’s guiding document on business and human rights—the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)—have sought to reduce the likelihood of abuse. In this talk, Dr. Olsen will share some of her recent research that sheds light on the relevance of the global human rights agenda, its shortcomings, and opportunities to reduce the likelihood of, and responses to, corporate human rights abuse.