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Thursday, February 26, 2015

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Welcoming Reception

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Keynote Speaker

Ambassador Macharia Kamau, Ambassador & Permanent Representative at Kenya Mission to United Nations

Friday, February 27, 2015

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks

9:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.: Panel - Environmental Impacts on Investment

Moderator: Odette Lienau, Associate Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

David H. Shinn, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs; Former U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia

Deborah Brautigam, Professor of Comparative Politics, Director of the International Development Program and the China Africa Research Initiative, John Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies

Martha Saavedra, Associate Director, Center for African Studies, University of California-Berkeley

Tang Xiaoyang, Resident Scholar, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy; Assistant Professor in Department of International Relations, Tsinghua University

Joshua Eisenman, Senior Fellow for China Studies, American Foreign Policy Council; Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Austin's Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs

10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.: Break

11:05 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Panel - Bilateral Investment Treaties

Moderator: Muna Ndulo, Professor of Law; Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director, Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program; Director of the Institute for African Development

Won Kidane, Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law

Don Wallace, Chairman, International Law Institute, Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Uché Ewelukwa, Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law

Sanusha Naidu, Senior Researcher, South African Foreign Policy Initiative

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.: Panel - Governance Structures &Institutional Effectiveness

Moderator: Aziz Rana, Associate Professor of Law

Padraig Carmody, Associate Professor in Human Geography, Trinity College Dublin

Robert Rotberg, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Christopher Cross, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Professor of Law, University of California-Irvine School of Law

Ulysses Smith, Associate, Linklaters LLP

3:40 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.: Break

3:55 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.: Panel - Human Rights Impacts on Investment

Moderator: Sital Kalantry, Clinical Professor of Law

Sanne vander Lugt, Graduate Student, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Jacobs University

Marco Sanfilippo, Visiting Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Cocktail Hour (Cornell Catering)