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International Doctorate Program (IDP) "Business and Human Rights: Governance Challenges in a Complex World

The impact of global business activities on human rights is subject of growing public interest and academic reflections. This raises new expectations concerning the role of corporations for the realisation of human rights and challenges existing modes of corporate and supply chain governance. At the same time, national and international normative frameworks emerge which lead to new global governance structures for business and human rights. However, despite the increasing practical relevance and considerable international research, business and human rights as an academic field is still in its early stages in Germany. The IDP BHR_Governance aims to fill this lacuna by creating a unique inter- and transdisciplinary research forum for excellent doctoral projects addressing practically relevant problems and theoretically grounded fundamental questions of the impact of businesses on human rights and vice versa.

Doctoral College for Intersectionality Studies 

Building on decades of academic and political work by women of color, the Doctoral College for Intersectionality Studies would like to contribute to further establishing intersectionality studies. As the first doctoral college of its kind in Europe, it will decisively focus its work on intersectionality in order to research intersectional social inequalities and transform them through interventions. Set up in this way, the doctoral college will establish intersectionality studies as an academic discipline.      

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