Coordinating Multi-Stakeholder and Expert Dialogue

Executive Training on Investment Arbitration for Government Officials

Date: July 31-August 10, 2017
Location: Columbia University

Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Date: July 12-21, 2017
Location: Columbia University

Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

Date: June 5-16, 2017
Location: Columbia University

Asia FDI Forum III: China-European Union Investment Relationships: Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance?

Date: May 11-12, 2017 Location: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Graduate Law Centre Two global economic powers: the European Union (EU) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) started negotiating in 2014 what could be the largest Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) ever concluded. A BIT between the PRC and the EU will cover the investment activity… read more

Briefing Note: A Collaborative Approach to Human Rights Impact Assessments

This briefing note, co-authored with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, outlines a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment. The aim of this… read more

A Collaborative Approach to Human Rights Impact Assessments

This discussion paper, co-authored with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, proposes a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment. The aim of this… read more

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