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American University law professor to present ‘Reform of International Financial Institutions’ March 27

March 22, 2012

DETROIT (March 22, 2012) — Wayne State University Law School’s Program for International Legal Studies is pleased to host a lecture by Daniel Bradlow, professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law and SARCHI Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The lecture, titled “Reform of International Financial Institutions,” is part of the Winter 2012 Speaker Series and will take place from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on Tues., March 27, in the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights Lecture Hall.

“International financial institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank have played a central role in responding to the recent international economic crisis, yet they are far from perfect,” says Gregory Fox, director of Wayne Law's Program for International Legal Studies. “Bradlow is one of the world’s pre-eminent authorities on how these institutions work and what changes need to be made in order for them to function more effectively. We’re really privileged to have him speak at Wayne Law.”

Bradlow is chair of the Roster of Experts for the Independent Review Mechanism at the African Development Bank, and a member of the boards of directors of International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty (ILEAP) and New Rules for Global Finance. He also is a member of the executive council of the American Society of International Law. His current scholarship focuses on global economic governance, international financial institutions, creative financing for development, and international legal issues that arise at the interface of large projects and sustainable and equitable development.

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

For more information on the event or the Program for International Legal Studies, visit www.law.wayne.edu/international-studies.

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 an interconnected global phenomenon. The program coordinates all activities at Wayne Law related to international law.

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