UW School of Law

Sustainable International Development 20th Anniversary Celebration
William H. Gates Hall - Room 115 & 138

Please join us for a celebration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the
Sustainable International Development Program at UW School of Law!

The SID LL.M. Program builds upon the groundbreaking work of founder Roy Prosterman who pioneered land reform as a means to secure prosperity for the rural poor.  His legacy is an innovative program designed to provide students with the skills needed to face the international development challenges of the 21st century.  The SID 20th Anniversary Event commemorates the past and celebrates the future. 

A celebratory reception will proceed the remarks in Room 115 from 4:30 - 5:45pm.  The lecture will begin promptly in Room 138 at 6pm.

Remarks by:

Roy Prosterman
Founder, Landesa and the Sustainable International Development LL.M. Program

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. 

Jeffrey Riedinger '80 
Vice Provost for Global Affairs, University of Washington

After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law, Vice Provost Riedinger worked with Professor Prosterman on land tenure reform with the Rural Development Institute, now Landesa.

As Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Dr. Riedinger oversees the University of Washington’s multiple activities in the global arena including study abroad, exchanges for students and faculty with universities in other countries, and support for international research and centers the UW has established abroad. 

Dr. Riedinger has a developing area focus, with special emphasis on Southeast and East Asia. Dr. Riedinger is currently involved in a long-term applied research project on land tenure security in China with colleagues in the U.S. and China.

Tim Hanstad, '88, '95
CEO, Landesa

Tim is one of the first graduates of the Sustainable International Development program. Tim Hanstad is President and CEO Landesa, an international not-for-profit with a mission to secure land property rights for the world’s poorest people. For over 40 years, Landesa has worked with 45 developing country governments on reforms that have helped to secure land rights for more than 100 hundred million families.

Yoichi Shio, SID LL.M '04
Director, Law and Justice Division, Governance Group
Japan International Cooperation Department (JICA) 

Anita Ramasastry
UW Law Foundation Professor of Law and Director, Sustainable International Development graduate program 

Stella Ngotho
Barer Fellow, UW Scool of Law, SID LL.M. Student
Stella Ngotho is a Human Rights Lawyer in Kenya currently on sabbatical from the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights where she serves as Programs Officer-Transitional Justice. Stella was educated at Moi University; Kenya School of law; and is now a Barer fellow pursuing a Masters in Law - Sustainable International Development- here at University of Washington. 


Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
4293 Memorial Way
Seattle, WA 98195

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