Friday, April 13, 2007

Interesting upcoming panel w/ John Bolton

U.S. Security, Trade, and Development
On Thursday, April 26, at the National Press Club, the Federalist Society will be hosting a very interesting panel at which John Bolton will be keynoting.

Location:
National Press Club
529 14th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by
THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY, USAID, AND THE LSU LAW CENTER

Lawyers with an international law practice, or with clients that operate in foreign countries, realize the relationship among U.S. Security and trade between developing and developed countries. Yet more general policy discussion of trade agreements often fails to consider the connection between trade and U.S. security. The U.S. has an interest in having allies that are strong and economically healthy, rather than weak and poor. Our two-part program will consider what internal legal reforms are necessary for both U.S. companies and its trading partners to benefit more fully from increased trade with the U.S.


We will focus on the need and prospects for commercial law reform in developing countries that are, or may become, parties to trade agreements with the U.S. In entering into trade agreements, the U.S. requires certain legal changes from the other contracting parties and also encourages commercial law reforms to make the other countries more competitive.

The four panels, over two days, will be organized around USAID’s “Four Pillars” of commercial law reform: 1. Property Rights; 2. Contract Rights, specifically the need for laws governing secured transactions; 3. Business organization and de-regulation; and 4. Commercial conflict resolution, including the courts and arbitration.

The conference will have both a global perspective and a particular focus on Latin America. While the particulars differ from country to country and region to region, the issues to be discussed are the basic ones common to almost all developing nations.

Agenda:

Part I
Keynote Address:
Ambassador John Bolton, American Enterprise Institute

Panel Discussion on Property Rights:

Panel Discussion on Contract Rights- Secured Transactions


Registration details:
There is no cost to attend this event.

CLE credit will be offered at a cost of $25. Please indicate in the comments section when registering if you would like CLE credit.

Call 202-822-8138 with any questions. Or look here.

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