Sovereign Debt and the Poverty of Nations

The University of Edinburgh’s Global Justice Academy and Global Development Academy have invited to world’s foremost sovereign debt experts and representatives of leading development NGOs to address the legal, moral, and economic aspects of sovereign debt and its impact on the poverty of nations and global economic inequality. The event will take place in Lecture Theater 175, Old College, Edinburgh Law School on 22 May 2014, Thursday between 12-5.30pm. The content is as follows:

“The discussion will be led by Professor Emilios Avgouleas, Chair in International Banking Law and Finance, and will include a keynote lecture by Lee Buchheit, world renowned sovereign debt specialist. Lee Buchheit is a partner based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, with a practice focusing on international and corporate transactions, including Eurocurrency financial transactions, sovereign debt management, privatisation and project finance. He also an adjunct Professor at New York University Law School.

A panel discussion will follow with Professors Mitu Gulati (Duke University) and Ross Buckley (Univ. of New South Wales); and Alys Mumford and Bodo Ellmers representing Jubilee Scotland and EuroDAD respectively.

Concluding remarks will come from Mark Lowcock, Permanent Secretary to the Department of International Development, who will then be taking questions”.

For the flyer and the programme please follow the links.


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