Connections Episode 25
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Mark Taylor
Tuesday 7 December 2021
2:00 PM EST | 20:00 CET | 21:00 Beirut
Join us on Tuesday, 7 December for a discussion between Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani Mark B. Taylor about war economies and international law. This episode of Connections will examine the role played by corporations in international crimes and efforts to hold them to account through strategic litigation.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Mark B Taylor is a researcher and investigator whose work is focused on business and human rights. For two decades, he has investigated the legal regulation of global value chains, in particular the role of strategic litigation in the fields of human rights and climate action. He has held research and management positions at the Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, and the University of Oslo. He has advised governments, civil society, trade unions, and companies on the theory and practice of responsible business. Taylor is on the advisory councils of the Investors Alliance for Human Rights as well as the Institute for Human Rights and Business, and was a member of the government-appointed committee in Norway on supply chain transparency. His most recent publication is War Economies and International Law: Regulating the Economic Activities of Violent Conflict(Cambridge, 2021).
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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