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The Jour­nal of Inter­na­tion­al Law and Pol­i­tics reg­u­lar­ly orga­nizes aca­d­e­m­ic sym­posia at NYU Law School and online. Over the years the jour­nal has brought togeth­er count­less judges, prac­ti­tion­ers, and aca­d­e­mics from a vari­ety of dis­ci­plines to tack­le emerg­ing transna­tion­al prob­lems and their legal impli­ca­tions.

Our most recent sym­po­sium, “Around the World on One Belt, One Road: For­eign Cap­i­tal Com­pe­ti­tion, Human Rights, and Devel­op­ment in the Twen­ty-First Cen­tu­ry,” con­vened on Octo­ber 18, 2018. Refer below for infor­ma­tion on the event and pan­elists.

Around the World on One Belt, One Road: Foreign Capital Competition, Human Rights, and Development in the Twenty-First Century

24th Annu­al Her­bert Rubin and Jus­tice Rose Lut­tan Rubin Inter­na­tion­al Law Sym­po­sium

Octo­ber 18, 2018

NYU School of Law, Green­berg Lounge

Pan­el 1: The U.S. and the Silk Road: Ana­lyz­ing Cur­rent and Future Impli­ca­tions of China’s For­eign Invest­ment and Finance Prac­tices


  • Aaron Halegua (US-ALI Affil­i­at­ed Schol­ar)
  • Natal­ie Licht­en­stein (for­mer Gen­er­al Coun­sel, Asian Infra­struc­ture Invest­ment Bank)
  • Prof. Jerome Cohen (NYU Law)
  • Dr. Taisu Zhang (Yale Law)

Keynote Address by Scott Mor­ris, Cen­ter for Glob­al Devel­op­ment

Pan­el 2: No Strings Attached? How Dif­fer­ences in For­eign Invest­ment Prac­tices Impact Law, Pol­i­cy, and Human Rights in Africa and Latin Amer­i­ca


  • Prof. Stephen Hard­er (NYU Shang­hai, as mod­er­a­tor)
  • Dr. William East­er­ly (NYU)
  • Dr. Matthew Erie (Oxford, Hauser Fel­low at NYU Law)
  • Ying Xia (SJD Can­di­date, Har­vard Law)

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