John Katsos

John E. Katsos is Associate Professor of Business Ethics, Law, and Social Responsibility at the American University of Sharjah and Research Affiliate at Queen’s University Belfast. He's regarded as an expert and advocate for business being a tool for peace, community-building, reconciliation, and social impact. John’s research is based on fieldwork on businesses in Syria, Myanmar, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, and Cyprus. His research has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, Global Policy, Business and Society, Multinational Business Review, and Journal of Business Ethics, among others. He graduated from Haverford with a B.A. in religion and earned a dual J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from George Washington University, then moved to the Middle East to conduct research on conflict zones. John sits on the boards of the UN Global Compact UAE, the UN PRME Business for Peace Working Group, and five social enterprises, including DiverseCity Global and PeaceIQ. He is also an expert consultant for the UN Business and Human Rights Working Group of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, where his work was a core component to recommendations to the UN General Assembly on the human rights obligations of local companies in conflict zones.