Combustion: Energy, Resources and Environmental Issues Igniting International Law

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00 AM
Nov 13

As a sponsor of the Canadian Council of International Law’s 43rd Annual Conference, CIGI researchers will be participating in panel discussions at the three day conference in Ottawa.

8-9:05 a.m., Friday, November 14: Recent Developments in Sovereign Debt - Management and Resolution

Konstantia Koutouki, Université deMontréal

Mark Jewett, Bennett Jones LLP
Brett House, CIGI
Domineco Lombardi, CIGI

9:10-10:40 a.m., Friday November 14: NAFTA at 20 – ALENA +20

Oonagh Fitzgerald, International Law Research Program, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

John Weekes, Bennett Jones LLP
Andrew Shoyer, Sidley Austin LLP
Hugo Perezcano Diaz, iIuris

9:30-11 a.m., Saturday, November 15: Panel/Séance 8B – Green Energy and International Intellectual Property Law Issues

Oonagh Fitzgerald, International Law Research Program, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Bassem Awad, CIGI
Jeremy de Beer, University of Ottawa 


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Event Speakers

Bassem Awad is a senior fellow and was previously the deputy director of International Intellectual Property Law and Innovation at CIGI.

Brett House is a CIGI Senior Fellow. Additionally, he is a Visiting Scholar at Massey College, University of Toronto and Lecturer in the Economics Department and a Senior Fellow at the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation at McGill University. His research looks at the effects of trade liberalization on growth, the rise of emerging markets, and options to improve sovereign debt restructuring. He is also an advisor to and partner in Tau+ Investment Management, a start-up impact fund.

Domenico Lombardi is the former director of the Global Economy Program and a former member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.

Oonagh E. Fitzgerald was director of international law at CIGI from April 2014 to February 2020. In this role, she established and oversaw CIGI’s international law research agenda, which included policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP law and innovation, and Indigenous law.