Career talk

Career talk: business and human rights

Fri October 29th 2021, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Zoom link
Career talk: business and human rights

Join us for our second online career talk of the quarter during our Human Rights Careers Intensive on Friday, October 29 at 11:15am. In this talk we will hear from Human Rights Watch researcher Matt McConnell about working at the intersection of business and human rights.

Matt McConnell's research and advocacy currently focus on the human rights impacts of increasing healthcare costs, medical debt, and abusive debt collection practices in the United States. Matt was previously a fellow with the US Program and the Business and Human Rights division, where he wrote a report documenting how federal deregulation threatened to worsen already dangerous working conditions in the meatpacking industry. His work has been cited or published in a range of outlets, including The New York Times, The Hill, USA Today, Mother Jones, and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Matt is a graduate of the University of California and Stanford Law School. Prior to law school, Matt was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia.

This public talk will be presented on the heels of our Human Rights Careers Intensive, a workshop on finding your place in the human rights career sphere. Our Center will run the careers intensive again next year.