Governance, Risk and Compliance
Think Tank Programme
Business is the epicentre of our economic lives. From transactions to white-collar crime, the regulation of corporations is a complex field involving hard and soft law; domestic and international agreements, and multiple fora. Good corporate governance seeks to ensure that the interests of both shareholders and external stakeholders are taken into consideration, and that equality and diversity is promoted within organisations. This programme interrogates whether existing regulations do achieve this and works with academics around the world – particularly those in producer economies – to recommend policy changes for genuinely inclusive and sustainable economies.
PhD Candidate in Anthrozoology (University of Exeter)
I am currently a PhD candidate in anthrozoology at the University of Exeter and am part of the Exeter Anthrozoology as Symbiotic Ethics (EASE) working group. After six years of working as a self-employed guide dog instructor, I received my MA in anthrozoology with distinction and a “Dean Commendation for Exceptional Performance” award from the University of Exeter in 2019. I am a partner in a KA2-Erasmus+ EU-programme concerning a standardised education and certification for assistance dog trainers and an academic consultant as an anthrozoologist at Pfotenpiloten. My research interests include interspecies collaboration and assistance, animal labour studies, and care work.
Pablo Pérez Castelló
PhD candidate at the School of Humanities, Royal Holloway (University of London)
Pablo Pérez Castelló is a PhD candidate at the School of Humanities, Royal Holloway (University of London). His thesis in Philosophy focuses on understanding the importance of human language in producing human dominion over animals, and the role animal languages can play in relation to the participation of animals in political decision-making processes and the construction of zoodemocratic systems. Pablo has also conducted research at the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law, where he has explored how the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia should change in light of the argument advanced by Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka that wild animals should have a right to self-determination.
His interests include ecofeminism, postcolonialism, critical race theory, critical disability studies and critical animal studies.
Victor Ojeah is an LL.M Candidate at Harvard Law School, where his research focuses on the international legal interventions applicable to the looming sovereign debt crisis in Africa.
Prior to Harvard, he practiced in a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria for three years. He is a former Scholar of the African Center of International Criminal Justice and founder of International Law Resource Africa – a platform that provides access to international law scholarship for African law students.
At Harvard, he is Vice President of the International Arbitration Society, Editor of the International Law Journal and the Negotiation Law Review.
Nino Goshkheteliani, currently an Information Security Officer at Bank of Georgia is an advocate in Georgia with considerable work experience. She holds an LL.B and an LL.M in Private Law from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.
Prior to joining the team of Bank of Georgia, she worked as a lawyer at Deloitte & Touche where she primarily managed M&A transactions. She spent the early years of her career at Paine Stevens – a regional law firm advising on cross-border transactions subject to English law, and all aspects of commercial law in Georgia.
In an academic setting, she co-founded Tbilisi State University Moot Court Society, the first of its kind in Georgia. Through her work there, she initiated and participated in the preparation of the only publicly accessible Georgian text of the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States.
Dr Angus Young
Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr Yoriko Otomo
Global Research Network
I am a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts, a Research Associate at SOAS, Governor for the Network for International Law Students, member of the Global Animal Law Expert Group, and I am on the Board of Minding Animals International. I am a Series Editor for Anthem Press, on the editorial board of the Australian Feminist Law Journal, and an External Examiner for universities in the UK. I live in England with my beloved partner, three sons, three hens and two cats.
Prof Peter Muchlinski
SOAS University of London
Peter Muchlinski is Emeritus Professor in International Commercial Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Prior to joining SOAS, he was Professor of Law and International Business at Kent Law School, University of Kent (2001-5). He was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the London School of Economics (1983-1998), and Drapers’ Professor of Law in the Law Department of Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, from 1998 to 2001. He specialises in international business and economic law, comparative corporate law and international investment law in which fields he has authored numerous papers and articles. His more recent published work concentrates on business and human rights. In 1990 he qualified as a barrister in the field of commercial and European law and is a door tenant at Brick Court Chambers, London. He has also acted as a legal adviser to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on investment law and policy issues between 1997 and 2012.
Dr Heather Morgan
University of Aberdeen
Heather is a multidisciplinary social scientist whose formal training spans law, French language, forensic medicine, philosophy, gender studies, social research, sociology, criminology and health services research. She has over ten years’ experience of University research and teaching and collaborations with external partners.