Chip Pitts

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Chip Pitts (aka Joe) is the Chair, AIUSA Board of Directors
Topics: Justice System, USA, Refugees, Corporate Accountability
Education: Tulane, Oxford, and Cambridge Universities, and Stanford Law School.
Biography: Chip Pitts is an international attorney, investor/entrepreneur, and law educator who advises businesses on international, strategic, intellectual property, marketing, legal, and ethics matters. Formerly Chief Legal Officer of Nokia, Inc. and partner at a major global law firm, he is a Lecturer in Law at Stanford University Law School, has taught at other law schools and universities, and is a frequent speaker, writer, and commentator on ethical globalization, human rights, and foreign affairs, including in national and international law journals, magazines, newspapers, and broadcast media. Previously Treasurer of the Amnesty International USA Board, he is also a volunteer leader with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee movement and the corporate social responsibility movement, and currently serves on Advisory Boards of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Accountability (University of Texas at Dallas), the ACLU of Dallas, the United Nations Association of Dallas, and the London-based Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. Pitts has worked in South Africa against apartheid, represented both the U.S. government and Amnesty International as well as other leading human rights and economic development organizations at the United Nations and international conferences, and provided pro bono representation to hundreds of victims of human rights abuses from all over the world. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and the Pacific Council on Foreign Policy in San Francisco, he is a long-time Amnesty activist and remains a local group coordinator.