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Conference to address corporations’ growing role in international governance

The School of Law will host “The New Roles of Corporations in Global Governance” conference April 18 at 9 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. The event is open free to the public; however, registration is requested for planning purposes.

This conference will include two panels that will explore ways in which corporations are redefining the nature of international regulation. The topics include how companies operating in a globalized marketplace may influence the creation of public policy and how corporations may perform public functions that have traditionally been allocated to the state.

The keynote address will be delivered at 1 p.m. by Bennett Freeman, who currently serves as senior vice president for sustainability research and policy at Calvert Investments.

The conference is organized by the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law in cooperation with the law school’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy and the law student organization Business Law Society. This conference previously was scheduled for Feb. 14, but was postponed due to inclement weather.