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   Contact Information

    The Institute for Corporate Responsibility
    2131 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20052

    Email: Patti Niles
    Phone: 202-994-5206
    Fax: 202-994-5966

Current Staff

Patti Niles
Administrative Manager, Programs, Projects and Operations

Patti basically keeps the place running. She is in charge of all the financials, supervises all staff and students that work at ICR, coordinates all of the proposal processes (and has been known to research, write, and edit some of them as well), organizes all of our events, manages the Website, creates and maintains all of our databases, administers the ICR summer grants program, manages all of our projects, oversees all of the administrative duties, handles all of our publications, and so much more. Before coming to ICR, Patti spent the last 15 years, teaching social studies at a couple of area high schools. She has both her B.A. (International Affairs) and M.Ed. (Secondary Education) from George Washington University and is currently studying for a MA in History, so she can teach it at the local area community college. She is interested in digital history and its implications for the study as well as the preservation of history.

Zach Lemisch
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Zach is currently a junior at The George Washington University pursuing a Bachelor of International Affairs degree at the Elliott School of International Affairs with a concentration in Security Policy and a minor in Geographical Information Science (GIS). At the Institute for Corporate Responsibility, Zach has conducted research on the possible roles businesses could play in the UN's responsibility to protect (R2P) initiative, as well as other facets of R2P policy. Aside from this, his professional work includes experience in the private sector at a local lobbying firm and a boutique law firm specializing in commercial litigation.

Will English
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Will is currently a student at The George Washington University pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the School of Business with a concentration in Finance. In addition, Will has experience in the private sector interning for an international Property & Casualty insurance company. While working with the Institute of Corporate Responsibility, Will's core focus of research has been the implementation of public-private partnerships in public infrastructure. As a result of spending several years abroad and having international family, Will has acquired a love for travel and he hopes to continue to expand his journeys by planning to study abroad at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in the Spring of 2014.

Sam Clements
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Samuel Clements is currently a student at The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs. He will be graduating in 2015 with a major in International Affairs with minors in Mandarin Chinese and philosophy. At the Institute of Corporate Responsibility he has worked on conducting research on governance networks and supply chains. He plans to use his knowledge in these fields alongside his Mandarin at specialized consulting firms abroad.

Drew Nichols
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Drew is currently a student at the George Washington University School of Business. He will graduate in the spring of 2015 with a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in finance. Currently at the Institute for Corporate Responsibility, Drew is doing research on commodities in the global economy. Aside from his research, Drew is an avid golfer and runner, and hopes to eventually end up back in the Pacific Northwest..

Kerry Scanlon
Graduate Research Assistant

Prior to starting business school, Kerry worked in the Private Sector Department at Oxfam America. Her work focused on projects and campaigns that engaged private sector actors on issues around corporate social responsibility. She graduated from Wellesley College in 2010 with a BA in Economics and French and while at Wellesley was selected as an Albright Fellow and participated in the Madeleine Albright Institute for Global Affairs. On a volunteer basis, Kerry spent two years with MicroLoan Foundation, USA, a non-profit microfinance organization focused on Africa, serving on the Board and as the Chair of the Leadership Council.

Kerry will continue to pursue her interest in corporate social responsibility through her studies and work with the Institute for Corporate Responsibility at the George Washington University School of Business.

Zoe Goldstein
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Zoe is currently a freshman in the George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. She is pursuing a double major in political science and history, with a minor in Spanish. While working at the Institute for Corporate Responsibility, Zoe is doing research on the correlation between business and peace. She is collaborating with Professor John Forrer to establish guidelines and criteria for looking at business through the lens of conflict resolution, and hopes to create products and businesses with peace in mind. She will be studying abroad in Madrid and studying conflict resolution there during her junior year. Zoe hopes to eventually go to law school and study constitutional and international law. In her free time, she enjoys running, playing the piano, and channeling her inner history nerd by reading historical fiction and classic literature.