National Action Plan
National Action Plan: In April 2015, Professor Aswad hosted consultations on the U.S. Government’s upcoming National Action Plan (NAP) on Responsible Business Conduct Abroad at the College of Law. Federal government officials from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S. Agency for International Development participated along with representatives of major oil companies and tribal representatives and non-governmental organizations. OU Law students participated in all the discussions, met the distinguished participants in small group settings, and even pitched their own proposals to high ranking U.S. Government officials during the consultations. Students in Professor Aswad’s International Business and Human Rights course served as the official reporters for the session and their summary can be found here. Our consultations were featured on the White House webpage as one of a small handful of universities to serve in such a capacity. In December 2016, the U.S. NAP was released and Professor Aswad attended the White House launch event in D.C. A video of the event can be viewed here.