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Global Liquidity and Capital as Legal Institutions

March 30, 2012

On March 30, 2012 the Institute for Global Law and Policy and Visa, Inc convened a day-long policy roundtable workshop on Global Liquidity and Capital as Legal Institutions.  This Workshop is the first in a series of broad ranging research initiatives between the IGLP and Visa to cover the themes of liquidity in the global economy, productive financial services regulatory structures in emerging markets, and financial inclusion.  The aim of this new initiative is to both strengthen expertise within IGLP’s global network of experts and young scholars, and to help us identify ongoing research projects that advance thinking about policy alternatives through discussion among scholars, public officials and industry representatives.

The Roundtable brought together a small group of government officials, industry representatives and scholars for a high-level discussion of the nature of global liquidity and capital as legal institutions, financial inclusion and the provision of banking services for the unbanked as an aspect of development policy, and the structure of financial services in emerging markets.  You can see the Program for this event HERE.  You can see the list of Participants HERE.

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Participants included:

John Barry, Head of Government Affairs, APCEMEA Visa Inc. in London, England

Dennis Davis, Judge of the High Court of Cape Town, South Africa

Christine Desan, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and President of the Ames Foundation

Rashmi Dyal-Chand, Professor of Law at the Northeastern University School of Law

Ermal Frasheri, S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School and an Adjunct Professor of European Union Law at the New England Law School

David Kennedy, Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy

Thaweesak Koanantakool, President of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Prince of Songkla University, Bangkok, Thailand

Damjan Kukovec, S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School

Helen Lu, Attorney, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Richard Lung,  International Economic Analysis, Visa Inc.

Lawrence Kego Masha, Partner, Ishengoma, Karume, Masha & Magai Advocates (IMMMA) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Nadav Orian Peer, S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School

Annelise Riles, Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law in Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology at Cornell University

Kerry Rittich, Professor, Faculty of Law, the Women and Gender Studies Institute, and the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto

Shunko Rojas is an S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School

Surakiart Sathirathai, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Thailand

The Honorable Nicholas John Sherry, Labor Senator of Tasmania, Australia

Leopold Specht,  co-owner of the international law firm Specht Rechtanwalt GmbH, Vienna, Austria

Chantal Thomas, Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, and Director of the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa

David Trubek, Senior Research Fellow at the Program on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School and Voss-Bascom Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison


March 30, 2012
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