Sunday, March 11, 2012

Go On! Corporations & Alien Tort Statute @ Georgetown

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

From our colleague David P. Stewart, Director of the Global Law Scholars Program, Co-Director of the Center for Transnational Business and the Law, and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., comes news of a topical event:
It's a day-long symposium on "Corporate Responsibility and the Alien Tort Statute," to be held on Tuesday, March 27, at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
Donald Francis Donovan, a partner at the New York law firm Debevoise & Plimpton who will be installed as President of the American Society of International Law at its annual meeting to be held March 28-31, will deliver the keynote address at this symposium.
Offering viewpoints on the Alien Tort Statute -- now under review by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Kiobel case -- will be an array of speakers. Confirmed panelists include IntlawGrrls contributor Vivian Curran (Pittsburgh) and U.S. State Department Counselor William S. Dodge, as well as William R. Casto (Texas Tech), Bradford R. Clark (George Washington), Jonathan C. Drimmer (Georgetown), John B. Bellinger III (Arnold & Porter), Jodi Westbrook Flowers (Motley Rice), Jonathan Hacker (O’Melveny & Myers/Harvard), Gary Clyde Hufbauer (Peterson Institute for International Economics), William A. Reinsch (National Foreign Trade Council), Beth Stephens (Rutgers-Camden), Nicole E. Erb (White & Case), Kristin Linsley Myles (Munger, Tolles & Olsen), and Kirsten Sjovoll (Matrix Chambers).
General information here; registration here.

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