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 and social impact management, including regulatory mandates and corporate engagement on public policy. She is particularly interested in how to design incentive-compatible corporate compliance systems and corporate governance structures that induce responsible business conduct in accordance with behavioral psychology and neuroscience. Her research also touches upon underlying fundamental questions of normative business ethics, the theories of the firm, corporate personhood, and corporate moral agency. She was awarded the Human Rights Institute Faculty Fellowship 2017-18 for her work on human rights and corporate leadership.
Her writings have been featured in the American Journal of International Law, Harvard International Law Journal (Online Symposium), Berkley Journal of International Law, Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights, and Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, among others. Professor Kaeb is a founding member and co-chair 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. Professor Kaeb held a visiting faculty position at The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.