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About Galit Sarfaty

Galit A. Sarfaty holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Economic Governance and is an Associate Professor with tenure at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.D. and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and an A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University. She previously served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her position at Wharton, Professor Sarfaty was a Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on the Legal Profession and Human Rights Program, a Graduate Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Ethics, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her writing is informed by her work experience in a number of organizations, including the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the Indian Law Resource Center.

Professor Sarfaty’s research bridges public and private international law and has focused on the convergence of economic globalization with human rights, particularly labour rights. Her anthropological background has given her unique insights into the ways in which international law operates in practice, including the decision-making process within international institutions, the diffusion of international legal norms to the domestic and local levels, and the regulation of transnational economic activity. Her research has focused on such major international economic organizations as the World Bank, which was the subject of her book entitled Values in Translation: Human Rights and the Culture of the World Bank (Stanford University Press, 2012)Her earlier article on the World Bank was the winner of the 2010 Francis Deák Prize, awarded to a younger author for meritorious scholarship published in the American Journal of International Law. In addition, her article, “Regulating Through Numbers: A Case Study of Corporate Sustainability Reporting,” in the Virginia Journal of International Law was selected for presentation at the 2012 Stanford-Yale-Harvard Law Schools Junior Faculty Forum. Professor Sarfaty’s most recent research on the regulation of global supply chains and labour rights was published in the Harvard International Law Journal and the Stanford Journal of International Law.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia
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Law

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