Michael Posner is the Director of the NYU Stern Center for Business & Human Rights and Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics and Finance. From 2009 until 2013, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. From 1978 to 2009, he led Human Rights First, a New York-based human rights advocacy organization. You can follow him on Twitter at @mikehposner.
Before joining Human Rights First, Posner was a lawyer with Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal in Chicago. He lectured at Yale Law School from 1981 to 1984, and again in 2009. He was a visiting lecturer at Columbia University Law School from 1984 to 2008. A member of the California Bar and the Illinois Bar, he received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall) in 1975, and a B.A. with distinction and honors in History from the University of Michigan in 1972.
Articles by this author:
Terrorism and Other Dangerous Online Content: Exporting the First Amendment?
by Michael Posner and Ryan Goodman
Mar 26th, 2021
Tillerson’s Degradation of Human Rights Mustn’t–and Can’t Yet–be Executive Branch Policy
May 22nd, 2017
The Trump Administration Fails Tillerson’s Test
Apr 11th, 2017
Guest Post: Letter in Support of Harold Koh
by Sarah Cleveland and Michael Posner
Apr 16th, 2015