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Symposium 2013



International Regulation of Investment in the Rising Powers

Friday, November 8, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Michael A. Fitts Auditorium
University of Pennsylvania Law School

The University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law in association with the International Human Rights Advocates and International Law Organization cordially invites you to its Fall 2013 Symposium, International Regulation of Investment in the Rising Powers.

Inspired by the complex legal issues raised in doing business, encouraging economic growth, and tackling poverty in fast-developing regions of the world, the Symposium will focus on the future of investment regulation at national and global levels.

Symposium Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome & Introduction
Amy E. Gadsden, Associate Dean for International and Strategic Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania Law School

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Corporate Responsibility in International Investment
Paolo Galizzi, Professor, Fordham Law School
Jennifer M. Green, Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
Peter Hansen, Principal Counsel, Law Offices of Peter C. Hansen LLC
Moderator: Prof. Salar Ghahramani

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Intellectual Property Law and Investment in Developing Nations
Krista Cox, Staff Attorney, Knowledge Ecology International
Christine Haight Farley, Professor, American University Washington College of Law
Osagie Imasogie, Senior Managing Partner, Phoenix IP Ventures
Ruth Okediji, Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
Moderator: Prof. Rebecca Clayton

12:15 p.m.


12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Keynote
Cecilia Akintomide, Secretary-General, African Development Bank

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

International Investment Law and Dispute Settlement
Richard D. Deutsch, Partner, Andrews Kurth LLP
Robert Sentner, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
S.I. Strong, Professor, University of Missouri School of Law
Moderator: Prof. Michael Knoll

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Current Developments in Sovereign Debt Claims
Odette Lienau, Professor, Cornell Law School
Adam Feibelman, Professor, Tulane University Law School
Jeremiah S. Pam, Visiting Scholar, Columbia Law School
Moderator: Prof. William Bratton

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Shannon Coit, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Law

5:00 p.m.


This program has been approved for 6.0 substantive law credit hours for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available for other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring payment of $60.00 (or $30.00 for public interest attorneys) cash, or check payable to “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania”. If you are not attending the entire program the fee for CLE will be $15.00 per credit hour.


With questions or for further information, please contact:
Diepiriye Anga |


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