Past Events

OGP Webinar: Using Tools to Advance Transparency in Land Investments

Date: April 26, 2017, 9:00am-10:00am EST Location: Webinar OGP WEBINAR Hosted by CCSI and the OGP Openness in Natural Resources Working Group Using Tools to Advance Transparency in Land Investments Speakers: Yuliya Panfil (Moderator) Property Rights Investments Team, Omidyar Network Fritz Jung (Introductory remarks) BMZ Germany, Global Donor Working Group on Land Sam Szoke-Burke Legal Researcher, Columbia… read more

Investigative Reporting and Scrutiny over Trump-Russia Connections

Date: April 17, 2017, 1:00-2:30pm Location: Columbia Journalism School, World Room CCSI and Columbia Journalism School co-hosted a panel discussion with leading journalists, publishers and scholars on the ongoing investigations of President Donald Trump’s connections with Russia. The panel discussed the role of the mainstream media, social media, Congress, law enforcement, and the “deep state” in pursuing… read more

Categories: Past Events

Infrastructure Investment as a Policy Tool to Reduce Inequality

Date: March 7, 2017, 1:00-2:00pm Location: Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Room 405 IAB Among the biggest challenges facing US policy makers are rising inequality and the urgent need to maintain and upgrade dilapidated infrastructure on a national scale. While governments often increase public spending on infrastructure to stimulate growth during economic… read more

Columbia Arbitration Day 2017

Date: March 3, 2017, 8:30am – 7:00pm Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall CCSI co-sponsored with the Columbia International Arbitration Association (CIAA) the eighth annual Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD). CAD is one of the leading international arbitration conferences in New York, bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students from across the world for an annual discussion… read more

Developments in International Investment Agreements

Date: February 27, 2017, 9:30am – 1:00pm, Lunch to follow Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Case Lounge, 7th floor Governments around the world are facing complex and pressing issues related to attracting and governing sustainable foreign direct investment, including, in particular, with respect to the use and scope of international investment agreements (IIAs)…. read more

Trade, Investment, and Climate Change Under the Trump Administration: What Lies Ahead?

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107 View video of the event here. Donald Trump came to office promising sweeping changes to the US’s traditional trade and investment policies. Such shifts on trade and investment could offer an opportunity to align these policies with action on climate… read more

Q&A with Emmanuel Gaillard & Yas Banifatemi

Date: February 2, 2017 6:30pm – 7:30pm Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107 CCSI and the Columbia International Arbitration Association (CIAA) co-hosted a Q&A with Emmanuel Gaillard and Yas Banifatemi, two of the leading authorities on international commercial and investment arbitration. Emmanuel Gaillard is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law… read more

Cuba’s New Foreign Investment Law: What Does the Future Hold?

Date: January 30, 2017 12:15-1:15pm Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 807 The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) and Columbia Law School Latino/a Law Students Association (CLS LaLSA) co-sponsored a talk by Rafael Cox Alomar from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. The talk included an… read more

What Now? Land Rights Lawyers on How to Champion Human Rights and Promote Responsible Investment in the Era of Climate Change and Trump

Date: January 30, 2017 12:10-1:10pm Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 546 Secure land rights are critical for promoting poverty reduction, strengthening food security, empowering women, and encouraging the responsible and climate-compatible use of natural resources. Protecting land rights is also crucial for the realization of other human rights, and can help alleviate… read more

Improving Openness and Transparency in Land-Based Investments: Goals, Challenges and Solutions

Date: December 9, 2016
Location: Paris, France