Karen Weidmann is a post-doctoral scholar and lecturer, with specialization in International Law and European law as well as Business&Human Rights. Karen Weidmann also is a government official (Regierungsdirektorin) on leave from the German federal government.
Karen Weidmann is trained as a lawyer in Germany and holds both State Exams in law as well as a masters (Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures) in international relations from the Graduate Institute in Geneva. She received her doctor juris in law with highest distinction (summa cum laude) from Bonn University. Her thesis analyses the human rights impact of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and was published as Vol. 208 of the Schriften zum Völkerrecht at Duncker&Humblot Verlag, Berlin (2014, 438 p.).
Karen Weidmann has worked as research and teaching assistants at the University of Bonn and Humboldt University Berlin and today is a guest lecturer for Business&Human Rights at the University of Bonn.
Among her fields of expertise, gained through many years of working experience at the German Federal Ministry of Economics in Berlin as well as towards the OECD, Paris and the EU, Brussels, are the European Single Market, Foreign Trade Policy and Economic Policy. In addition, she gained experience with the UN System when working with the UNHCR.
Karen Weidmann’s main areas of interest are legally non-binding forms of governance and (global) economic justice.