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George Washington University professor to present "The Consequences of the Eurozone Crisis"

October 13, 2011

DETROIT (Oct. 13, 2011) — Wayne State University Law School’s Program for International Legal Studies will host a lecture by Henry Farrell, associate professor of political science and international affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, titled "The Consequences of the Eurozone Crisis.” The lecture will take place from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

“The introduction of the Euro as the common currency of the European Union was once hailed as the crowning achievement of economic integration in the region,” said Wayne Law Professor Gregory Fox, director of the Program for International Legal Studies. “But with Greece on the brink of default, and Spain, Italy, Portugal and Ireland potentially to follow, the wisdom of the Eurozone is now under fire. Henry Farrell, a prominent scholar of the European Union, will discuss the current crisis and the path ahead for Europe.”

Before joining George Washington University, Farrell was assistant professor at the University of Toronto and was a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute on Common Goods in Bonn, Germany. He has taught courses on the political economy of European integration, the politics of the Internet, and the comparative political economy of Europe at the University of Toronto and Georgetown University. Farrell is the author of The Political Economy of Trust: Institutions, Interests, and Inter-Firm Cooperation in Italy and Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and "Constructing the International Foundations of E-Commerce: The EU-US Safe Harbor Agreement," in International Organization (2003).

The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided.

For more information regarding the event or the Program for International Legal Studies, visit

Additional upcoming international law event:

Wednesday, Nov. 2
"Anti-Suit Injunctions against Foreign Judgments"
Peter Rutledge, professor of law, University of Georgia Law School

Program for International Legal Studies
Wayne Law created the Program for International Legal Studies in recognition of the breadth of the faculty’s international engagements and expertise and the fact that nearly all aspects of law now have an international component. From regulation of cross-border financial transactions to controlling pollution that recognizes no boundaries to human rights treaties that regulate how governments treat their citizens, law is now an interconnected global phenomenon. The program coordinates all activities at Wayne Law related to international law. These activities include hosting the speaker series, sponsoring conferences and symposia featuring leading international scholars and practitioners, promoting research on international and comparative law topics, and providing important resources for Wayne Law students, alumni and friends interested in international law.

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