Professor Anita Ramasastry is a faculty member at the University of Washington Law School in Seattle, Washington, USA. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Award, which she will spend at National University of Ireland, Galway for the period January-June 2008. She is an expert on the role of businesses in conflict and weak governance zones.
Prof. Ramasastry's research will examine "emerging movements to hold business entities morally and legally accountable for their potential role in aiding human rights violations committed by others". Her teaching will provide students with an in-depth look at current debates over the role of corporations as transnational actors, their role in foreign investment, and the role of law in poverty alleviation and the promotion of economic and social rights.
The Fulbright Programme worldwide was established in 1946 immediately after World War II by legislation sponsored by Senator J. William Fulbright. The purpose of the program worldwide is to increase mutual respect and understanding between peoples of the United States and those of other countries through educational and cultural exchanges. The Fulbright Program celebrated it's 50th Anniversary in Ireland in 2007.