|Christine Bader '00|
Christine Bader '00
Nonresident Senior Fellow & Human Rights Advisor
The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University & Business for Social Responsibility
Christine Bader ’00 is a nonresident senior fellow with the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University and a human rights advisor to BSR (Business for Social Responsibility). This summer she also co-taught a course on Human Rights and Business at Columbia University.
After graduating from Yale SOM, Christine joined BP plc and proceeded to work in Indonesia, China, and the U.K., managing the social impacts of some of the company’s largest projects in the developing world. In 2006 she created a part-time pro bono role as Advisor to the U.N. Secretary-General’s special representative for business and human rights, a role she held full-time from 2008 until the U.N. mandate ended in 2011.
Christine has also served as a corps member with City Year and a special assistant to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s chief of staff and deputy mayor. She serves on the boards of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, named one of the world’s best reference websites by the American Library Association, and the OpEd Project, an initiative to broaden the range of voices in public discourse. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Christine has published numerous op-eds and articles and given talks to conferences, companies, and universities around the world, including a TEDx talk entitled "Manifesto for the Corporate Idealist." She earned her BA magna cum laude in American Studies from Amherst College and now lives with her husband and infant twins in New York City, her hometown. She is working on her first book.