Joanne Bauer

Columbia University; Former Director of Studies, Carnegie Council

Joanne Bauer is a specialist in environmental issues, human rights, international policy and Asia. She is Senior Researcher and New York Representative for the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, where she also manages a project on HIV/AIDS.

For over ten years Joanne Bauer was Director of Studies at the Carnegie Council, where she founded and directed the Council's Human Rights Initiative and its multi-year project on values and environmental politics. From 1991-1994, Bauer was director of the Council's Japan Programs. Prior to joining the Council, Bauer held research positions in media, government, and banking.

An Asia specialist, Bauer is co-editor, with Daniel A. Bell, of The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 1999). From 1994-2005 she was the editor of the magazine Human Rights Dialogue and has published a number of articles and reviews on human rights and environmental topics. Her most recent book is Forging Environmentalism: Justice, Livelihood, and Contested Environments (M.E. Sharpe, 2006).

Last Updated: July 10, 2017

Japan studies; Asian values; human rights; environmental values