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Inclusive Development in Burma -- What are the Legal Challenges?
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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:


Inclusive Development in Burma —
What are the Legal Challenges?


Professor Roy Prosterman

Founder of Landesa and  the Sustainable  International Development Law LL.M. Program at UW School of Law.

Monday May 13, 2013

5:30 to 7 p.m.  Reception to follow





After 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 economy.   

What role can law play in alleviating poverty and in promoting responsible investment in Myanmar?

Join a panel discussion that will discuss emerging legal challenges to inclusive development in Myanmar.



Professor Roy Prosterman, Landesa

Roy 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 America. 

Professor Prosterman will discuss his recent visit to Myanmar and the work he is engaged in in land tenure reform.

 Professor Roy Prosterman

John Pierce, Partner, DlA Piper.

John  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.

 John Pierce

Salil Tripathi, Policy Director,
Institute for Human Rights and Business

Salil 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.   

 Salil Tripathi


Professor Anita Ramasastry

UW Law Foundation Professor of Law

Director, Graduate Program on the Law of Sustainable International Development 


Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
4293 Memorial Way
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

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