Joanne Bauer is a specialist in environmental issues, human rights, international policy and Asia. From 1994 to 2005 she was Director of Studies at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (New York), where she founded their human rights program and environmental values program.
She was the Council’s Director of Japan Programs from 1991 to 1994 and before that held positions in banking, government affairs, and broadcast media. Joanne has organised, led and spoken at workshops, panel discussions, and seminars in the U.S. and abroad. At the Carnegie Council, she developed and directed the fellows program, which attracted each year over 350 applications for five to nine fellowships designed for early career scholars and mid-career professionals.
Joanne was founder and editor of Human Rights Dialogue, a magazine published by the Carnegie Council from 1993-2005 that featured the perspectives of scholars, activists and other policy makers from around the globe working to put human rights theory into practice. She edited Forging Environmentalism: Justice, Livelihood and Contested Environments (ME Sharpe, 2006), that presents new case material on environmental politics researched and written by leading Japanese, American, Chinese and Indian scholars.
She co-edited The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 1999), served as a contributing editor to the journal Ethics & International Affairs, editor of Dialogue OnLine, the online companion to Human Rights Dialogue, and has authored numerous articles, reviews and conference reports including “The Challenge to International Human Rights”, which appeared as a chapter in Constructing Human Rights in the Age of Globalization, Mahmood Monshipouri et al, eds (ME Sharpe, 2003).
Joanne earned her BA from Colgate University and her MA in International Affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
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