Inclusive Development in Burma -- What are the Legal Challenges? UW School of Law
Please join the Asian
Law Center, on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary and the Sustainable
International Development Law Graduate Program’s 20th Anniversary,
for a roundtable discussion:
in Burma —
What are the Legal Challenges?
Professor Roy Prosterman
of Landesa and the Sustainable International Development Law
LL.M. Program at UW School of Law.
Monday May 13, 2013
to 7 p.m. Reception to follow
133, WILLIAM GATES HALL, U.W. SCHOOL OF LAW
more than 50 years of internal repression, civil wars and estrangement from
the international community, Myanmar (Burma) has embarked on a process of
reform. The country looks set once again to engage with the global
role can law play in alleviating poverty and in promoting responsible
investment in Myanmar?
a panel discussion that will discuss emerging legal challenges to inclusive
development in Myanmar.
Professor Roy Prosterman, Landesa
Prosterman is a pioneering world expert on land tenure reform and rural
development. He has provided advice and conducted research in more than 40
countries in Asia, the former Soviet Union, Europe, the Middle East and Latin
Prosterman will discuss his recent visit to Myanmar and the work he is
engaged in in land tenure reform.
John Pierce, Partner, DlA Piper.
Pierce is a partner in DLA Piper’s Corporate and Finance group, based in
Seattle and Bangkok.He focuses on the development and finance of
infrastructure such as ports, airports, roads, utilities, as well as power
projects involving wind and solar energy. John has extensive dealings with
foreign investment and project finance in Myanmar and is working with
companies engaged in new investment there, as well as advising the U.S. State
Department and Department of Commerce on legal capacity building in Myanmar.
Salil Tripathi, Policy Director,
Institute for Human Rights and Business
Tripathi has worked in the field of business and human rights for nearly 15
years. As director of policy at the Institute for Human Rights and Business,
he is currently engaged with the Institute’s work in IHRB on Myanmar, conflict, and ICT.
Professor Anita Ramasastry
UW Law Foundation Professor of Law
Director, Graduate Program on the Law of Sustainable
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Address: 4293 Memorial Way Seattle, WA 98195 United States