Judy Gearhart

International Labor Rights Forum School for International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Judy Gearhart is the executive director of International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

Previously, Gearhart served as the program director at Social Accountability International (SAI). Prior to SAI, she worked on democratization, women’s rights and labor rights programs for Mexican NGOs, UNICEF-Honduras, and the International Labor Organization. In 2011, Gearhart became ILRF executive director.

She is a member of the advisory board for the human rights advocates program of the Center for the Study of Human Rights.

Featured Work

JUL 30, 2014 Podcast

Crisis Breeds Opportunity for Worker Safety and Global Labor Rights

Tragic incidents in Bangladesh brought the issue of labor rights to the global stage once again. What are some new approaches to keeping factory workers ...