Joel BakanProfessor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

Bakan is an internationally renowned legal scholar and commentator. He has worked on landmark legal cases and government policy. A former Rhodes Scholar and law clerk to Chief Justice Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada, Bakan has been a recipient of a UBC Killam Research Prize, and was named British Columbia’s Academic of the Year in 2004. His scholarly works include The New Corporation: How ‘Good’ Corporations are Bad for Democracy (2020); Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children (2011); his critically acclaimed international hit, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power (2004) that was published in over 20 languages and inspired the award winning documentary film, The Corporation; and Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs (1997).