Caroline Kaeb joined the University of Connecticut in the fall of 2014. Prior to this, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, where she taught Corporate Compliance and the Social Mandate, Corporations, and European Union Law. She also was an affiliated faculty member at the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship, at the Kellogg School of Management (2013-2014). Professor Kaeb’s research focuses on the intersection between business and human rights and related aspects of corporate responsibility, social impact, and regulatory mandates. She is particularly interested in corporate compliance as a function of law and morality and underlying question about the nature of the firm, corporate personality, and corporate moral agency through a human right lens. Her research approaches corporate compliance questions from a normative and regulatory design perspective that draws upon behavioral psychology, corporate theory, business ethics, and the scholarship on law and social norms.
Her work has been featured in the Berkley Journal of International Law, American Journal of International Law, Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights, Harvard International Law Journal (Online Symposium), and Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, among others. Professor Kaeb is a founding member and co-facilitator of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights with the U.N. Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). She also serves as a member of the advisory board of the American Bar Association’s Business and Human Rights Project, a Distinguished Fellow of the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern University, a member of the governance committee of the Columbia University Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum, and a member of the Policy and Learning Committee of the Global Network Initiative (representing UConn’s Human Rights Institute). She was a guest researcher with the Department of Legal Affairs and Integrity (in the focus area of corporate responsibility management and human rights) at Daimler AG headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.