Book launches and events

Essex University, 25 November

Lecture at The Human Rights Centre, 13.00

The Peace Palace, The Hague, 26 November

Hiil, Innovating Justice Forum

The United Nations, Geneva, 1 December

Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, Palais de Nations, 6.30pm

London, 29 September 

BBC Foreign Correspondent Humphrey Hawksley moderates a panel discussion at Amnesty International UK on 29 September, from 6.30pm to discuss “The Social Licence” – a concept that relates to business but arguably also to all other types of organization in society. The panel will include:

  • Peter Frankental (Economic Relations Programme Director, Amnesty International UK)
  • Ramanie Kunanayagam (Group Head of Social Performance, BG Group plc)
  • John Morrison (Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business and author of “The Social License”)

Issued covered will include BP Gulf of Mexico, Shell Nigeria, fracking in the UK as well as the recent Scottish referendum. The meeting is public with no entrance fee, but spaces are limited and can be confirmed by emailing events@ihrb.org

Amnesty International UK kindly hosts the discussion for the Institute for Human Rights and Business and Palgrave Macmillan publishers. The occasion is the publication of John Morrison’s new book on “The Social Licence” and the chance for some critical discussion of the concept and its applications. In particular, is it a better way of understanding corporate responsibility than traditional CSR approaches, and does it align with human rights approaches, including the social contract that binds our society?

Arrivals at 6.30pm at Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA (near Old Street tube in London – logistical information will be supplied on confirmation of email). A drink will be available as will copies of the book for those wishing to get a copy. The event will end no later than 8.30pm.

Nairobi, 9 October 

Melba Wassuna (Katiba Insitute) will moderate a panel discussion at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi on 9 October, from 6.30pm to discuss “The Social Licence” – a concept that relates to business but arguably also to all other types of organization in society. The panel will include:

  • Wambui Kimathi (County Secretary, Nyeri County & Chair, Nairobi Process)
  • Job Ogonda (Director for East Africa, Institute for Human Rights and Business)
  • John Morrison (Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business and author of “The Social License”)

Issues covered will include oil, gas and mining exploration in East Africa as well as lessons from West Africa and the Gulf of Mexico. The meeting is public with no entrance fee, but spaces are limited and can be confirmed by emailing events@ihrb.org

Strathmore Business School kindly hosts the discussion for the Institute for Human Rights and Business and Palgrave Macmillan publishers. The occasion is the publication of John Morrison’s new book on “The Social Licence” and the chance for some critical discussion of the concept and its applications. In particular, is it a better way of understanding corporate responsibility than traditional CSR approaches, and does it align with human rights approaches, including the social contract that binds our society?

Arrivals at 6.30pm at (logistical information will be supplied on confirmation of email). The event will end no later than 8.30pm.

Berlin,  21 October

Panel discussion on legitimacy in public-private partnerships. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Event from 6-8pm organised by the German Global Compact Network and places can be booked online here.

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