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International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series

The Fall 2017 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series will be hosted at Columbia Law School from the 9th September to the 20th November 2017.

Previous recordings of talks from the 2016 and 2015 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series can be found below. To view a list of all Speaker Series talks from 2007-2015 please see the Columbia Law School website.

Fall 2016 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series

26 September 2016
Supernational Law – How Investment Tribunals Avoid Favoring the Interests of Multinationals Over the Public Policy Concerns of Host States
Freddy Sourgens, Associate Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law

17 October 2016
Accountability of Arbitrators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Professor of Law, University of Geneva; Partner, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

24 October 2016
Admissibility of Investment Claims: Standing and Cause of Action Aspects
Gabriel Bottini, Adjunct Professor of Public International Law, University of Buenos Aires; Independent Arbitrator

31 October 2016
The Interaction Between Investment Law and EU Law
Allan Rosas, Judge, European Court of Justice

Fall 2015 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series

4 February 2016
Courting the Critics of Investor-State Dispute Settlement:  The EU Proposal for a Judicial System for Investment Disputes
Robert Howse, Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law, New York University School of Law

5 November 2015
ISDS, Free Markets, and the Rule of Law
Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
Julian Ku, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, Hofstra Law School

15 October 2015
Investor-State Dispute Settlement and the Legitimacy Debate: Is a Global Investment Court the Solution?
Carolyn B. Lamm, Partner, White & Case LLP

Spring 2015 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series

2 April 2015
The Evolution of South Africa’s Policy on Bilateral Investment Treaties
Xavier Carim, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the WTO, Geneva

29 February 2015
Can BITs Be Made Supportive of Sustainable Development Friendly Foreign Investments?
Giorgio Sacerdoti, Professor of International Law and European Law, Bocconi University, Milan

29 January 2015
The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and International Investment Law
Diane Desierto, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Hawai’i Richardson School of Law

22 January 2015
Sturm und Drang: Separating Real Concerns from Background Noise in International Investment Agreements
Josh Kallmer, Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP