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International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series

The Fall 2017 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series was hosted at Columbia Law School. Links to recordings of these talks and presentations from speakers can be found below.

To view a list of all Speaker Series talks from 2007-2015 please see the Columbia Law School website.


Fall 2017 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series

19 September 2017
Changes in the Balance of Rights and Obligations: Towards Investor Responsabilization
Laurence Boisson De Chazournes, Professor of International Law, University of Geneva

26 September 2017
Corruption Issues in International Arbitration
Vladimir Khvalei, Partner, Baker McKenzie

2 October 2017
Climate Disputes and Sustainable Development in the Energy Sector: Bridging the Enforceability Gap
Annette Magnusson, Secretary General, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

20 November 2017
Intellectual Property as a Protected Investment: Implications of Eli Lilly v. Canada
Carlos Correa, Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies on Industrial Property and Economics, Law Faculty, University of Buenos Aires; Special Advisor on Intellectual Property and Trade of the South Center (Geneva)


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