Irit Tamir is the Advocacy Manager for Oxfam America’s Private Sector Department. In this role she is focused on working with companies to ensure that their business practices result in positive social and environmental impacts for vulnerable communities throughout the world. Irit oversees the advocacy and campaigns work focused on corporate behavior. Most recently, she served as the policy lead for Oxfam International’s Behind the Brands campaign.
Irit is co-author of Community Voice in Human Rights Impact Assessments and has contributed to numerous reports at Oxfam focused on business and human rights issues. She is a frequent commentator on agricultural policies, labor, human rights, and their intersection with business in major news outlets including NPR, The Guardian, and the New York Times.
Tamir has a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a master’s in international law from the University of Miami Law School, where she was a Ford Foundation fellow. A devoted human rights activist, she has spoken publicly about human rights, climate resilience, and the food system. Tamir has had years of experience in government relations and is a former prosecutor who supervised civil rights prosecutions and hate crimes.