Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week 2014: Financing and Implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda
October 20-24, 2014World Bank Headquarters, Washington

LJD Week 2014 provided a timely opportunity to discuss, debate, and define the role of law and justice in the post-2015 development agenda.

Each year, Law, Justice and Development (LJD) week brings together World Bank Group staff, senior officials from other international financial institutions, international development practitioners, government officials, lawyers, judges, scholars and representatives from civil society. As in previous years, LJD Week 2014 was an event co-organized by the Legal Departments of the World Bank Group.  It also involved the collaboration and participation of the 150 international partners of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD).


The first two days of LJD Week were devoted to the legal dimensions to the post-2015 development agenda, and were organized into three parallel sub-themes:

  • Financing the post-2015 development agenda.
  • Implementing the post-2015 development agenda.
  • Social and economic equity in the post-2015 development agenda.

Each sub-theme was organized coherently to explore the topic in detail, and each sub-theme generated an issue paper identifying the issues discussed, and the key points of agreement and dialogue.


Each year, LJD Week takes an in-depth look at legal, economic and social developments in a particular country or region. The past four years have focused on Brazil, China, India, and Africa. This year, LJD Week focused on Europe. The day included an exploration of how we think of “Europe” ranging from the European Union to accession countries, to all of continental Europe. Europe Day included the following four themes:

  • Europe as a contributor to the global development agenda.
  • Addressing poverty and shared prosperity within Europe.
  • The ongoing financial crisis in Europe.
  • Migration into and within Europe.

Partners included the European Commission, European Parliament, European Court of Justice, European Central Bank, in collaboration with Italian Central Bank; Council of Europe, European Investment Bank; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; and European universities and law schools.


The annual General Counsel’ Roundtable brought together the heads of the legal departments of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in an interactive format to discuss issues of common interest. General Counsel of other IFIs suggested possible topics for the Roundtable. There was an open session and a closed session, together adding up to one half day of discussions. In parallel, other representatives of IFIs addressed topics that were most relevant to their organizations and their work.


World Bank Group day is specifically reserved for lawyers working in the World Bank Group, and was devoted to issues of specific interest to them, including operational issues, institutional dynamics, and the role of the new Global Practice Groups.


To maximize learning outcomes, LJD Week 2014 experimented with a variety of new formats.  These included:

  • Experts on Call: practical guidance on law or justice reform projects.  Participants can be invited to ask pertinent technical questions in one-on-one 15 minute sessions.
  • Master Class: highly interactive workshops run by a trained facilitator and a seasoned expert allows experts to communicate experiential knowledge and know-how.
  • TED-Style Talk: a series of informative, inspiring, energetic, 18-minute talks on “burning topics,” innovations, and personal challenges faced in engaging clients, or shaping change on the ground.
  • Knowledge Café: an open discussion on a topic of mutual interest aimed to surface collective knowledge, and facilitate sharing of experiences, ideas and insights.

A Program Agenda is now available and will be updated with speaker information and session descriptions as they are confirmed. The Program Agenda is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Speakers'bios will be posted as they become available.

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    Dr. Jim Yong Kim

    World Bank Group President
    Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D., became the 12th President of the World Bank Group on July 1, 2012. A physician and anthropologist, Dr. Kim has dedicated himself to international development for more than two decades, helping to improve the lives of under-served populations worldwide. Dr. Kim comes to the Bank after serving as President of Dartmouth College, a pre-eminent center of higher education that consistently ranks among the top academic institutions in the United States. Dr. Kim is a co-founder of Partners In Health (PIH) and a former director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization (WHO).
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    Anne-Marie Leroy

    Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel
    Anne-Marie Leroy, a French national, was appointed senior vice president and general counsel for the World Bank Group in March 2009. Prior to joining the Bank Group, she had been a partner of the Paris office of Denton Wilde Sapte LLP since 2005, where she was in charge of the Department of Public Law.
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    Bertrand Badré

    Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer
    As Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer, Bertrand Badré is responsible for the financial and risk management strategies of the World Bank Group and for the institutions that make up the Group. This includes development of new, innovative financial products and services, oversight of the financial reporting, and mobilization of financial resources in alignment with the Group’s strategy.
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    Mahmoud Mohieldin

    Corporate Secretary and President's Special Envoy, World Bank Group
    Mahmoud Mohieldin is the World Bank's Corporate Secretary and President's Special Envoy on Millennium Development Goals, the Post-2015 process, and financial development. He is also in charge of coordinating the World Bank Group’s efforts to strengthen partnerships with the UN and multilateral development institutions.
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    Laura Tuck

    Vice President, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
    Laura Tuck was appointed as the World Bank’s Vice President for Europe and Central Asia (ECA) on September 24, 2013, after serving for three months as Acting ECA Vice President. Prior to her current position, Ms. Tuck served for six months as the Director for Strategy and Operations in ECA and held that same position from September 2011 until February 2012 in the Middle East and North Africa Region.

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    Jan Eliasson

    Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
    Jan Eliasson took office as Deputy Secretary-General on July 1, 2012. Ambassador Eliasson was from 2007-2008 the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Darfur. Prior to this, Jan Eliasson served as President of the 60th session of the UN General Assembly. He was Sweden’s Ambassador to the US from September 2000 until July 2005. In March 2006, Mr. Eliasson was appointed Foreign Minister of Sweden and served in this capacity until the elections in the fall of 2006.
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    Siniša Rodin

    Judge, Court of Justice of the European Union
    Siniša Rodin studied law at the University of Zagreb and at the University of Michigan Law School. He was a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School. Judge Rodin is a tenured professor at the University of Zagreb where he held the Jean Monnet Chair. He was visiting professor at the Cornell Law School and was member of the Croatian Constitutional Amendment Committee and chairman of the working group on EU membership. He was also a member of the Croatian EU membership negotiating team.

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    Jim Adams

    Former Regional Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank
    Jim Adams retired in 2011 after a long and distinguished career at the World Bank. His last assignment was as the Vice President of the East Asia and Pacific Region, a position in which he had overall responsibility for World Bank strategy, operations and partnerships in the region. From 2002 to 2007, Jim was Vice President and Head of Network of Operations Policy and Country Services at the Bank. In this capacity, he was responsible for operational policy development, procurement and financial management activities, relations with United Nations and nongovernmental organizations, and support to regional staff working in all these areas.
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    Ernie Allen

    President and CEO, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
    Ernie Allen is considered a leading authority on child abduction, sexual exploitation, and human trafficking. He built a global missing children’s network involving 23 countries, trained law enforcement in 121 countries and enacted new laws on child pornography in 100 countries. Previously as President and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children more than 180,000 missing children were recovered and the recovery rate increased from 62% to more than 97%. He created the national 24-hour missing children hotline, the national CyberTipline for reporting suspected child sex exploitation as well as training, forensic services, technology and many other resources for law enforcement and parents.
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    Souley Amadou

    Division Manager, Private Sector Operations, Legal Department, African Development Bank
    Prior to his current position at the African Development Bank, Souley Amadou served within the Bank’s Legal Department as Principal Legal Counsel in public and private sector operations. Before joining the Bank, he practiced law with various law firms in France. He also served in different capacities in a number of stock exchange and derivatives regulators in France and USA. Souley Amadou is a national of Niger and holds (inter alia) a Doctorate in Business Law from the University of Auvergne, Clermont I, France and a Post Masters Degree (DEA), in Tax & Business Law, Université d’Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand I, France. He is a member of the Paris Bar (France).
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    Elizabeth Andersen

    Director, ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI)
    Elizabeth Andersen joined ABA ROLI as Director in September 2014. She has more than 20 years of experience in international law, international human rights and rule of law development. She previously served for eight years as executive director and executive vice president of the American Society of International Law; for three years as director of ABA ROLI’s Europe and Eurasia Division (previously known as ABA CEELI); and for eight years at Human Rights Watch, as a researcher, as director of advocacy and, ultimately, as executive director of its Europe and Central Asia Division.
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    Françoise Andrieux

    General Secretary, UIHJ
    Françoise Andrieux is a lawyer for 21 years. She is Associate “Huissier de Justice” (Bailiff high qualified) at SCP Andrieux-Bruguiere-Andrieux-Amsellem in South of France. She has been elected in 1994 at Regional Chamber of Bailiffs of Bouches du Rhone (France) and led this assembly as President from 2002 to 2004. She led the national congress of French Judicial Officers in 2005. She is a member of Redaction Council of “Law and procedures” legal journal, a member of the scientific council of the training center for enforcement agents (“Ecole de procedure de Paris – ENP”) and continues to provide training in this center, and a lecturer on European Law in Aix en Provence University. She participated in many reform projects as training expert (Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Georgia, ARYM, etc.)
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    Judit Arenas

    Director, External Relations & Deputy Permanent Observer to the United Nations, International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
    Judit Arenas is the Deputy Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York and Director of External Relations for the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) where she leads IDLO’s external positioning as the only intergovernmental organization focused exclusively on promoting the rule of law. She leads IDLO’s advocacy, government relations, public affairs and strategic communication efforts to contribute to build a culture of justice. From 2001 to 2010, Ms. Arenas worked for Amnesty International including as chef de cabinet to its Secretary General and the organization’s Global Media Director, leading major human rights campaigns in over 40 countries.
  • Sumudu Atapattu

    Associate Director, University of Wisconsin
    Sumudu Atapattu, Ph.D (Cantab) & LL.M (Cantab) is Lead Counsel for Human Rights and Poverty Eradication with the CISDL, and an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. She held a Senior Fulbright scholarship at the New York University Law School and the George Washington University Law School in 2000-2001. She taught International Law and Environmental Law as a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka for several years. Read more
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    Alfredo Attié Jr.

    Judge, Supreme Court of São Paulo
    Judge at the Supreme Court of São Paulo, JD, LL.M., Ph.D. Universidade de São Paulo, Master of Comparative Law (SU CSL), Former Professor at Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUCSP) and Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Founder of SAOJUS, an interdisciplinary center for environmental conflicts resolution, Former Member of the Tiete River Basin Committee. Founder of CBMA, Brazilian Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation, Former São Paulo State Attorney. Studied Law and History at Universidade de São Paulo.
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    Julie Babinard

    Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank
    Julie Babinard is a Senior Transport Specialist in the Transport and ICT Global Practice of the World Bank. Her research, publications and operational experience focus on inclusion, employment, health and environmental aspects of transport operations. She also coordinates the Transport for Social Responsibility Thematic Group which aims to develop guidance and good practice for optimizing the social and environmental benefits of the sector’s policies and investments. Ms. Babinard holds a Master’s in International Policy Studies from Stanford University with a background in environmental and natural resource economics. She has published a number of papers, chapters and strategy notes on international development economics topics, including transport and accessibility issues.
  • Gregor Baer

    International Corporate Restructuring Lawyer
    Gregor Baer is a leading San Francisco-based international corporate restructuring lawyer and incoming Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Global Insolvency Section (2015-2017). A member of the California and New York Bars, Mr. Baer has a distinguished record of advising companies, financial institutions, universities and their officers and directors in reorganizations, mergers & acquisitions, restructurings, risk management and insolvency matters. He has special expertise in cross-border cases and in corporate governance issues facing distressed enterprises.
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    Fareda Banda

    Professor of Law, University of London
    Fareda Banda is Professor of Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London. She is currently a Hauser Global Visiting Professor at NYU. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford. She has published widely on issues pertaining to women's rights with a focus on African women.
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    Angela M. Banks

    Professor of Law, William & Mary School of Law
    Angela M. Banks's scholarship in the areas of immigration, international human rights, and law and social change has appeared in journals such as the Emory Law Journal, William & Mary Law Review, Lewis & Clark Law Review, St. John’s Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law. Prior to joining the William & Mary faculty, Professor Banks was the Reginald F. Lewis Fellow for Law Teaching at Harvard Law School. She has also served as a legal advisor to Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal; an associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, DC; and as law clerk for Judge Carlos F. Lucero of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
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    Katharine Baragona

    Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist, World Bank
    Katharine Baragona is a senior bank executive, a US lawyer (California Bar), and a UK solicitor with over 25 years of international energy and infrastructure project finance practice. Since 2010, she has held the position of Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist at the World Bank, undertaking leadership roles in the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF), the Energy & Extractives Global Practice’s Financial Solutions Unit, and the PPP in Infrastructure Resource Center (PPPIRC) Advisory Panel. Currently, Kate is part of the World Bank Group team tasked with the establishment of GIF, the Bank’s newest initiative for infrastructure in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) that will facilitate preparation and structuring of complex infrastructure PPPs in order to enhance mobilization of private sector and institutional investor capital.
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    Matteo Barra

    Expert Officer on Investment Energy Investments, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels
    Matteo Barra is legal Expert Officer at the Energy Charter Secretariat, acting for the implementation of the Energy Charter Treaty provisions on international energy investments and on dispute settlement. His main tasks include monitoring energy law and policy trends in relation to foreign investment, promoting and facilitating international cooperation on energy investment, raising awareness in relation to investor state dispute settlement. He also regularly supports the Energy Charter Investment Group and the Industry Advisory Panel.
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    Andrea Bartoli

    Dean, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
    Andrea Bartoli was formerly the Dean of the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. He works primarily on Peacemaking and Genocide Prevention. The Founding Director of Columbia University’s Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR), a Senior Research Scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), a Teaching Fellow at Georgetown University and at the University of Siena, and a Research Affiliate at Columbia University’s ICCCR and the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Matteo Barra has taught in the United States since 1994.
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    Renaud Beauchard

    Bi-Jural Attorney and Legal Consultant
    Renaud Beauchard is a bi-jural attorney and legal consultant who specializes in public sector governance, rule of law, justice reforms, and anti-corruption. He holds law degrees respectively from Poitiers University (Master’s Degree), Cambridge University (LL.M), and Tulane University Law School (J.D.), and has both practiced and taught law. A fellow of the Institut des Hautes Études sur la Justice (IHEJ) in Paris and counsel for the law offices of Peter C. Hansen in Washington, D.C., Mr. Beauchard practiced law in France for six years as a litigator specialized in commercial law.
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    Kate Bedford

    Reader in Law, Kent Law School
    Kate Bedford is a Reader in Law at Kent Law School (University of Kent, Canterbury), where she teaches modules on public law, law and development, and transitional justice. Her research focuses on gender, sexuality, and international political economy. She has conducted research on the World Bank's gender and development lending; the UN's Commission on the Status of Women; and the World Economic Forum. Her previous work has explored social reproduction, care policy, and heteronormativity in development lending. She is currently researching the political economy of gambling liberalization, with a particular focus on bingo ( Her publications include Developing Partnerships: Gender, Sexuality and the Reformed World Bank (2009, University of Minnesota Press).
  • Patricia J. Beneke

    Director and Regional Representative of the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America
    Patricia J. Beneke is the Director and Regional Representative of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Regional Office for North America. Prior to that, she served as Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for nearly 20 years, specializing on legislation and oversight matters relating to energy policy, water resources, and environmental issues. In1995, Ms. Beneke was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science, and served in that capacity until 2000. As Assistant Secretary, she played a leadership role with respect to several ecosystem restoration efforts, including those involving the Florida Everglades, the California-San Francisco Bay Delta, and the Platte River.
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    Wolfgang Bergthaler

    Senior Counsel, International Monetary Fund
    Wolfgang Bergthaler is senior counsel at the International Monetary Fund’s Legal Department, where he works on legal aspects of IMF financing operations, surveillance, governance, exchange system, and financial sector issues, as well as sovereign debt, corporate and household insolvency, and judicial reform issues. Before joining the IMF in 2006, he practiced as an attorney in international law firms in the area of corporate law and M&A, and capital markets law in Vienna and Brussels. Wolfgang is a graduate of Karl-Franzens Univeristaet Graz (Magister iuris and Doctor iuris), Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.), and the Université III Robert Schuman, Strasbourg (Certificate Erasmus).
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    Paloma Bernal Turnes

    Research Fellow, Georgetown University, and Assistant Professor, Rey Juan Carlos University
    Paloma Bernal Turnes holds a PhD. in Business Management (University of Rome, University of Nice, and Rey Juan Carlos University) and is researching transparency, trade facilitation and PPPs. She is in the leadership of the project PPP in Trade Facilitation at the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and eBusiness. Ms. Bernal was formerly a Project Manager at INYPSA, focusing on international cooperation and engineering PPP projects financed by The World Bank and The European Commission. Dr. Bernal is actively engaged in project leadership and research in cooperative projects in Latin America.
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    Betty Bigombe

    Senior Director, Fragility, Conflict and Violence, World Bank
    Betty Bigombe is the Senior Director of the Fragility, Conflict & Violence Cross-Cutting Solutions Area at the World Bank. Prior to her current position, Betty served as the State Minister for Water Resources in the Ugandan cabinet and an elected Member of Parliament. She began her career in the African Development Bank, managing urban water projects. She subsequently was Deputy Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister before an eight-year tenure as Minister of State for Northern Uganda, in the Office of the Prime Minister. In that position, she was charged with leading the peace process and humanitarian efforts in Northern Uganda.
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    Colin Bird

    Minister-Counsellor, Trade and Economic Policy, Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC
    to his current posting, Mr. Bird was a divisional director in the Trade Negotiations Branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development in Ottawa (North America Bureau). He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and has practiced primarily in the area of international trade. Within government, he has served as counsel to the NAFTA Secretariat and in Canada’s Trade Law Bureau, where he focused on trade remedies, aerospace and softwood lumber trade issues. He has represented Canada before dispute settlement panels and the Appellate Body at the World Trade Organization in Geneva.
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    Marie-Anne Birken

    General Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    Marie-Anne Birken was appointed General Counsel at the EBRD in June 2014. She came from the Asian Development Bank where she was The Secretary and previously served as Deputy General Counsel and as Assistant General Counsel responsible for private sector operations. Ms. Birken has extensive emerging markets experience and lived and worked in Asia from 1995 until 2014. She was previously a partner in two international law firms and held the position of regional general counsel at Barclays Bank where she supported corporate banking activities in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Ms. Birken is a Dutch national; she has a Master in law from the University of Utrecht and also qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales.
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    Adam Blackwell

    Secretary for Multidimensional Security, Organization of American States
    In 1985, Adam Blackwell joined Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. He served as Consul-General in Mexico, New York and a variety of assignments at headquarters and in the field. In 2000, he completed the Executive Development Program at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada; from 2002-05, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Dominican Republic. In 2005-06, he was Director-General, Strategy and Services, Bilateral Relations Branch, Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Speeches and papers can be found at
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    Ilaria Bottigliero

    Director, Research and Learning, International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
    Ilaria Bottigliero is the Director of Research and Learning at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), where she leads the research and learning / evaluation functions, focusing on a variety of rule of law and justice issues. Prior to joining IDLO, she was Lecturer and Researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund, Sweden, and at the Lund University Faculty of Law, where she taught ‘humanitarian law’ and other international law courses. Dr. Bottigliero was also Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, teaching ‘International Humanitarian Law’, ‘Public International Law’, ‘Gender, Law and Politics’ and ‘Gender Theory’.
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    Toussant Boyce

    Advisor to the Vice President, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
    Toussant Boyce, Advisor to the Vice President at Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) with oversight for Corporate Services (finance and corporate planning, human resources and administration, information technology and the legal departments) and the Bank Secretariat. Former General Counsel of Republic Bank (Guyana) Ltd; Manager, Corporate Finance of Republic Bank Ltd in Trinidad and Tobago; finance counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (New York) and Advisor on crisis resolution at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.
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    Dusan Brajkovic

    Head of the Department for Projects within the Sector for European Integration, Ministry of Justice, Government of the Republic of Serbia
    Dusan Brajkovic heads the Department for Projects within the Sector for European Integration in the Ministry of Justice of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. As a specialist in project management and with 10 years of professional experience, he manages and steers processes of preparation and implementation of projects financed by the EU and other donor sources. Mr. Brajkovic studied Organizational Sciences at Belgrade University.
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    Tim Brennan

    Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer, Unitarian Universalist Association
    Tim Brennan has served as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of the Unitarian Universalist Association since June 2006. In addition to directing the Department of Finance, he oversees the Association’s assets including the UU Common Endowment Fund, the UU Organizations Retirement Fund, the charitable gift funds, and outside trusts with combined assets of approximately $400 million. He is a member of the UUA’s Investment Committee, Socially Responsible Investing Committee, the Retirement Plan Committee, the Finance Committee, and the UUA Health Plan Board of Trustees.
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    Isabella D. Bunn

    Officer, ABA Section of International Rule of Law
    Isabella D. Bunn is a transatlantic international lawyer and academic, dividing her time between England and the United States. She is affiliated with Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford, where she specializes in global ethics, human rights, and international economic law. She serves as Associate Director of the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture and on the steering committee of the Oxford Network of Peace Studies. Isabella also holds an endowed post as the Robert L. Long Professor of Ethics at the Bisk College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, where she teaches globalization and corporate social responsibility.
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    Stefano Burchi

    Chairman, International Water Law Association (AIDA)
    Stefano Burchi is an expert in comparative and international water law. From 1983 to 2008, he served in the Development Law Service of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization where he concluded his tenure as Service Chief. While at FAO, Mr. Burchi served as in-house legal expert and advisor on domestic and international water law to FAO member countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. His work included reviewing, analysing, and drafting principal and subsidiary water resources legislation, as well as advising on legal and institutional mechanisms related to transboundary freshwaters.
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    Steve Charnovitz

    Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
    Steve Charnovitz teaches at George Washington University Law School and writes on international trade, international law, U.S. foreign relations law, and environmental sustainability. Steve Charnovitz hails from Savannah, Georgia. He received a B.A. from Yale College, a J.D. from the Yale Law School, and an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Prior to joining the Faculty in 2004, he practiced law for six years at the firm now known as Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C. From 1995 to 1999, he was Director of the Global Environment & Trade Study (GETS) located at Yale University. From 1991 to 1995, he was Policy Director of the Competitiveness Policy Council.
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    Veronica Chau

    Partner and Regional Director for the Americas, Dalberg
    Veronica Chau is Dalberg's Regional Director for the Americas, based in the Washington, D.C. office. She leads the firm's work on strategic evaluations of global organizations, impact evaluations of funds and initiatives, and social impact metrics. She has served as the principal investigator or evaluation advisor for the many of the firm's major impact evaluations, including the independent evaluations for multilateral institutions, bilateral donors and foundations.
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    Javade Chaudhri

    Partner, Jones Day
    Javade Chaudhri is a partner at Jones Day law firm . He has worldwide experience in helping private and public sector companies transact business and undertake projects in a range of industry sectors and geographies. He advises companies on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances. He also assists companies with corporate governance, compliance, and internal investigations. He has handled complex international litigation and arbitrations before ICSID and under various major arbitral rules. Javade is head of the Firm's Africa Practice.
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    Tai-Heng Cheng

    Partner, Quinn Emanuel Trial Lawyers
    Tai-Heng Cheng, a specialist in international disputes, has wide experience representing corporations and sovereign states in international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration, state to state disputes, and U.S. court litigation. He has served as lead counsel, tribunal chair, co-arbitrator, and testifying expert in disputes in almost every continent and under the rules of virtually every major arbitral institution. Dr. Cheng has counseled sovereign states on public international law matters, including state succession, treaty interpretation, sovereign immunity, and expropriation. He has also represented clients in international parallel proceedings, as well as in U.S. federal and state court trials and appeals.
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    Ioan Chiper

    Head of Corporate Transactions Department - Office of General Counsel, Banca Comercială Română (BCR)
    Ioan Chiper is a NY and Romanian qualified attorney with over 15 years of experience in both the public and private sectors in Romania, and in the US. Before joining the Office of General Counsel of BCR, a member of Erste Group and the largest credit institution in Romania, as Head of the Corporate Transactions Department, Ioan regularly advised banks, other financial institutions, and large business organizations (including listed companies), on complex financing and financial restructuring arrangements, as well as select dispute resolution and insolvency cases.
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    Jinyong Chung

    Senior Counsel, Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development/Legal Vice Presidency, World Bank
    Jinyong Chung is a Senior Counsel of the World Bank and a prosecutor of Korea. Before he joined the Legal Vice Presidency and Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative in April 2014, he served as a prosecutor at Republic of Korea for 14 years. During that time, his expertise covered anti-corruption, anti- money laundering, financial crimes, white-collar crimes, and related policy planning. He also successfully led hundreds administrative penal codes revising TF at the Ministry of Justice of Korea.
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    Jenny Clift

    Senior Legal Officer, International Trade Law Division, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
    Jenny Clift is a Senior Legal Officer with the International Trade Law Division, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, which functions as the Secretariat for the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). As secretary of UNCITRAL’s insolvency working group since December 2000, she has led the completion of a number of insolvency texts, including the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Insolvency Law, parts one to four; the UNCITRAL Practice Guide on Cross-Border Insolvency Cooperation; the Judicial Perspective on the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency and the revised Guide to Enactment and Interpretation of the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency.
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    Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger

    Senior Legal Expert, Sustainable Development, International Development Law Organization
    Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger has published over 80 papers and 18 books in five languages, including Sustainable Development Law, Sustainable Justice, and Sustainable Development in World Investment Law. She co-leads the World Bank Global Forum on Law Justice and the Development Thematic Working Group on Environment and Natural Resources Law, and co-edited the World Bank Legal Review, Volume 5. She holds a Ph.D. from Oxford University. Read more
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    Cosmin Corendea

    Associate Academic Officer for Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability and Adaptation Section, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
    At the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Mr. Cosmin Corendea manages the Climate Change, Environment and Migration Alliance (CCEMA) which is a multi-stakeholder global partnership aiming to bring together actors representing a range of perspectives including migration, development, environment and human rights. He also coordinates the MRF Chair Project on Social Vulnerability initiating policy relevant research and organizes capacity-building in relation to climate change and resilience. Read more
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    Claudia Costin

    Senior Director, Education Global Practice, World Bank Group
    Before joining the World Bank Group in July 2014, Claudia Costin, a Brazilian national, was Secretary of Education, Rio de Janeiro. Under her stewardship, learning results rose by 22 percent in the city. She also implemented a strong Early Childhood program, working seamlessly across sectors with the Health and Social Protection secretariats. Claudia has been vice-president of the Victor Civita Foundation, dedicated to raising public education quality. Believing in the transformational power of education, she helped create the civil society movement Todos pela Educação, also serving on its technical committee. Convinced that teacher motivation is critical for real learning, Claudia communicates with thousands of teachers using social media.
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    Andrew Cross

    Head, Treasury Client Solutions, International Finance Corporation
    Andrew Cross is the Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Caribbean teams responsible for the delivery of local currency products within treasury at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. The product line includes local currency loans funded thru bonds or swaps, partial and/or full credit guarantees. In addition, the team provides credit enhancement thru structured products, risk sharing facilities and customized derivative based hedging solutions. The Treasury Client Solutions group also has responsibility for the management of currency and interest rate risk on the IFC US$78bn balance sheet.
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    Fabiano De Andrade Correa

    Program Coordinator, IDLO
    Fabiano De Andrade Correa is a Brazilian lawyer and expert in international law, particularly international economic law and sustainable development. He currently serves as Program Coordinator at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO, in Rome – Italy), where his work focuses on program development and implementation, policy guidance and research and training activities within the Sustainable Development Programs Division, such as implementation of the CBD Aichi Biodiversity Targets, climate change, sustainable energy investments, and fair trade and sustainable economic development. Read more
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    Maud de Boer-Buquicchio

    Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, United Nations
    Maud de Boer-Buquicchio joined the Council of Europe in 1969 and worked in different capacities in the protection mechanism set up under the European Convention on Human Rights. She was elected Deputy Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights in 1998. In June 2002, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio was elected Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe by the Organization’s Parliamentary Assembly. It was the first time a woman was elected to this post. In June 2007, she was re-elected for a second mandate, which lasted until September 2012.

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    Klaus Decker

    Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank
    Klaus Decker is a Senior Public Sector Specialist in the World Bank's Governance Global Practice. By background he is a French and German trained lawyer with an LL.M. in European Law. He graduated from Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany and Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg, France. Since he joined the Bank in 2002, Mr. Decker has been focusing on justice sector initiatives. Among other things, he task manages a Judicial Reform Project in Romania and is currently preparing a Judicial Development Project in Kyrgyzstan. Under a Multi-Donor Trust Fund that he manages in Serbia, his team has recently delivered a Judicial Functional Review to inform the accession negotiations under chapter 23 between the Serbian authorities and the European Commission.
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    Jeff Delmon

    Senior PPP Specialist, World Bank
    Jeff Delmon is a Senior PPP specialist with the World Bank, based in Dar es Salaam. Prior to joining the World Bank, Jeff spent 11 years in Paris and London advising on infrastructure and projects globally at the law firms of Allen & Overy and Freshfields. He is author of numerous books and articles on PPP, most recently: Public Private Partnership Programs: Creating a framework for private sector investment in infrastructure (2014).
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    Victoria Delmon

    Senior Lawyer, World Bank
    Victoria Delmon is a Senior Infrastructure Lawyer in the World Bank Water Global Practice Group, based in Dar es Salaam. She advises on legal and institutional frameworks for and commercial structuring of PPP transactions and brings over 20 years of experience working on infrastructure and regulation projects in the water, solid waste, and transport sectors. Likewise, Victoria has played an important role in developing the PPP in Infrastructure Resource Center (PPPIRC) website (
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    Fausto Martin De Sanctis

    Federal Appellate Judge, Federal Court in São Paulo, Brazil
    Fausto Martin De Sanctis holds a Doctorate in Criminal Law from the University of São Paulo’s School of Law and an advanced degree in Civil Procedure from the Federal University of Brasilia. He is currently a Federal Appellate Judge in Brazil’s Federal Court in São Paulo; Deputy Director of the Federal Judicial School; Member of the Portuguese Language Jurists Community; and Advisory Council member of the American University Washington College of Law on its legal program Brazil-US. Mr. De Sanctis was selected to handle a specialized federal court to exclusively hear complex cases involving financial crimes and money laundering. In 2012, he was a fellow at Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC.
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    Alexandra D. Dunn

    Executive Director and General Counsel, Environmental Council of the States (ECOS)
    Alexandra D. Dunn is the Executive Director and General Counsel of ECOS, as of April 2014. Dunn has two decades of experience in environmental law and policy, with extensive work on water quality, treatment, and implementation of the Clean Water Act. She is a published author, and speaks regularly, on environmental policy, sustainability, and environmental justice. Dunn is a member of the bar in DC, MD, and NY, the U.S. Supreme Court, and federal courts. She has represented parties, intervenors, or amicus curiae in over 25 environmental cases. Dunn is the immediate past Chair of the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. In 2013, she was appointed to the ABA’s Task Force on Sustainable Development.
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    Ute Eckertz

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
    Ute Eckertz currently serves as desk officer for rule of law issues and good governance in a post 2015 agenda at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. She develops and represents German conceptual approaches and engagement within and between various national and international platforms and actors – amongst others: German line Ministries and other government institutions, German state- and non- governmental development organizations, EU, OECD, UN, World Bank. Previously, Ute Eckertz has worked for nearly ten years as a regional project coordinator with Bread for the World – the Protestant Development Service, responsible for the project portfolio in Eastern Africa.
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    Christopher Egerton-Warburton

    Partner, Lion's Head Global Partners
    Christopher (Edge) is an expert in the structuring and execution of innovative financing solutions. Prior to establishing LHGP, Edge spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs within the Debt Capital Markets group. In his last role he was Head of the Sovereign, Supranational and Agency team. He spent six years within the EEMEA emerging markets team, where he worked primarily in Greece, Hungary, Israel, Turkey and South Africa. In 2002 Edge joined the European Sovereign Financing team, which he headed from 2006, providing vanilla and innovative financing solutions to Goldman Sachs’ leading franchise in this sector. During this time he worked on transactions in Belgium, Germany, and the UK.
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    Simisola Elegba

    Public Transportation Engineer, LAMATA
    Simisola Elegba is a Public Transportation Engineer at LAMATA. She graduated from Howard University, Washington D.C. with a BSc Degree in Civil Engineering; after which she began her career at LAMATA. Following about a year of full time experience as a Public Transport Analyst under the 'Nigerian National Youth Service Corps' program, she proceeded to Northeastern University, Boston MA, where she obtained her MSc degree in Engineering Management. During this period, she also underwent an Independent Study Research on the 'Deployment of ITS in Lagos, Nigeria'.
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    Molly Elgin-Cossart

    Senior Fellow, American Progress
    Molly Elgin-Cossart is a Senior Fellow at American Progress, where she works on issues involving foreign policy, international development, and global conflict. She is a nonresident fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation. Previously, she was chief of staff to the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, an international panel appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to advise him on the future global-development agenda. Before that, she held several positions at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, including Senior Fellow and chief of staff.
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    Steven Englander

    Managing Director, Global Head of G10 FX Strategy, CitiBank
    Steve publishes frequently in CitiFX Strategy publications and is a frequent consultant to Citi's internal and external clients on how macroeconomic policy, regulation and asset markets affect FX markets. His expertise is on reserves management, earnings repatriation, capital flows, and global imbalances; his research in these areas is frequently quoted by academics, policymakers and investors. In recent months he has written extensively on Bitcoin and digital currencies.
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    Timothy J. Feighery

    Partner, Arent Fox LLP
    Timothy J. Feighery is a partner at Arent Fox LLP, Washington DC office and heads the firm's international arbitration and dispute resolution practice group. His practice focuses on international claims, arbitration, and dispute resolution work, including the representation of sovereign states, investors, and private parties in international transactions. Current active matters include representation of a sovereign in an oil and gas concession agreement dispute before a Singapore International Arbitration Centre tribunal; preparation of investment-treaty claim before ICSID on behalf of a private oil and gas investor, including negotiations with a sovereign to resolve dispute; counseling governmental entity relating to a potential NAFTA claim; representation of a sovereign in relation to a tort claim in US courts; and advice to a private company considering investment in a conflict area.
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    Michael Fembek

    Michael Fembek is an economist, former journalist and served several years as the editor-in-chief of the Austrian business magazine GEWINN. In 2009, he initiated “Sinnstifter”, a group of Austrian philanthropists that jointly organizes innovative social projects in Austria, and is also a Member of its Board. In the same year, he published the annual CSR-Yearbook of Austria for the first time. In 2010, Michael Fembek joined the Essl Foundation as its programme manager, working scientifically as well as practically on projects related to social innovation and persons with disabilities, with currently the Zero Project (organized jointly with the World Future Council and the European Foundation Centre) and the Essl Social Prize as its outstanding projects.
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    Jamie Fergusson

    Principal Investment Officer and Global Sector Lead for Renewable Energy, International Finance Corporation
    Jamie Fergusson is a Principal Investment Officer and IFC’s global sector lead for renewable energy in Washington. His extensive experience covers a wide range of environmental finance and climate related sectors, including corporate and project debt, equity and mezzanine investments. Jamie is currently leading a World Bank Group effort to deliver a standardized procurement process and contractual structure for solar PV in sub-Saharan Africa.
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    Simone dos Santos Lemos Fernandes

    Federal Judge, 35th Criminal District of Minas Gerais
    Simone dos Santos Lemos Fernandes is a Brazilian Federal Judge, permanently appointed to serve at the 35th Criminal District of Minas Gerais. She is a Doctor of Juridical Science in Tax Law and an International Human Rights Specialist. She is a Professor of Law in Brazil, has written numerous articles related to federal taxation, and is the author of the book “Contribuções Neo-corporativas na Constituição e nas Leis”. Her major area of interest is combating crimes committed via the internet, mainly against minors. She is a founder of “Associação Alegria”, which receives girls aged nine years or older, with no prospect of adoption or return to their homes.
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    Elise Ford

    Director of Investments, Humanity United
    Elise Ford joined Humanity United as a Director of Investments in October 2013. In this role, she works in Humanity United’s peace building portfolio, with a focus on atrocity prevention and the Responsibility to Protect. Prior to joining Humanity United, Elise held a number of senior policy and campaign positions in Oxfam International in Europe, East Africa and West Africa. As the policy lead within Oxfam’s emergencies team, Elise developed policy analysis and campaigns on humanitarian crises and conflict.
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    Michele Forzley, JD, MPH

    Professor, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University
    Through the application of governance and rule of law principles and the reform, implementation and enforcement of laws, Michele builds institutional and staff capacity to regulate the health and pharmaceutical sectors to achieve national goals and obligations. In her current projects as a member of the African Union/NEPAD Technical Working Group to develop a continent-wide model law on medicines regulation and harmonization and as Legal and Governance Advisor on the USAID Health Policy Project in Afghanistan, she works hands-on with ministries of health and stakeholders.
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    Natalie Fricero

    Professor of Law, University of Nice Law Faculty
    Natalie Fricero is professor of law at the University of Nice (law faculty). Her special fields are: Justice, procedure civil law and enforcement law, and European human rights. She has published many books and articles. She is the director of the Judicial Studies Institute, and of a Master in Law. She is an independent expert (Council of Europe) and established the general report for the European Judges Consultative Council in November 2013 (opinion n° 16, “Relations between judges and lawyers”). She is a member of Commissions and Workshops set up by the Minister of Justice in France (report on Conciliation, 2008; procedure civil reforms, 2004, 2008).
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    Danielle de Guimarães Germano Arlé

    Prosecutor, Ministério Público do Estado de Minas Gerais
    Danielle de Guimarães Germano Arlé graduated in Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro in 1991. She is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree Course in Conflict Resolution Systems at the National University of Lomas Zamora, Argentina. Mrs. Arlé has been a prosecutor at the Ministério Público do Estado de Minas Gerais since June, 1992, having worked at the Prosecutor's Office for children and young law-breakers in Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state. She has been the advisor prosecutor to the Attorney General at Ministério Público since December, 2012, for the Institutional School of MPMG.
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    Jared Genser

    Managing Director, Perseus Strategies
    Jared Genser is Managing Director of Perseus Strategies, a law and consulting firm that focuses on human rights, humanitarian, and corporate social responsibility projects. He is also founder of Freedom Now, a non-governmental organization that works to free prisoners of conscience worldwide. In addition, he is an Associate of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University and a columnist for The Diplomat, a current affairs magazine focused on the Asia-Pacific. Previously, Genser was a partner in the government affairs practice of DLA Piper LLP and a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.
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    Cristina Goni

    Secretary General, International Juvenile Justice Observatory
    After having worked for 12 years in the management and set up of projects and international cooperation development programs working for non-profit, civil service and international development organisations, Cristina Goñi provides a wide experience and a deep knowledge in conflict, security, violence prevention and criminal justice in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Cristina holds a Master degree on International Conflict and Security with a specialization on engendering post-conflict and transitional justice, from the University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies.
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    Anabel Gonzalez

    Senior Trade and Competitiveness Director, World Bank
    Anabel Gonzalez is Senior Director of The World Bank Group Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness as of July 1st, 2014. Previously, she served as Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade and the President's principal advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on trade and investment policy. During her tenure, Anabel led Costa Rica’s efforts to join the OECD, negotiated, approved and implemented six free trade agreements - including with China and the European Union - and implemented policies that significantly enhanced the investment climate in Costa Rica and contributed to the attraction of over 140 investment projects. She also had a lead role in Costa Rica’s Competitiveness and Innovation Council.
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    Dan Gordon

    Senior Adviser to the Government Procurement Law Program, George Washington University
    Before joining George Washington Law School in January 2012, Dan Gordon was the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, a position to which he was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. Before that, he worked for 17 years in the Office of General Counsel of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he began as a line attorney, rising through the ranks and ultimately holding the positions of Deputy General Counsel and then Acting General Counsel. Among his other work at GAO, he headed the bid protest unit for a number of years, and served as counsel to the congressionally-chartered Commercial Activities Panel.
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    Jeffrey Gordon

    Professor, Columbia Law School
    Professor Gordon graduated from Yale and Harvard Law School, clerked for a federal appeals court judge, practiced at a New York law firm, and worked in the General Counsel’s office of the US Treasury. He began his academic career at NYU in 1982 and moved to Columbia in 1988.
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    Heike Gramckow

    Lead Counsel, World Bank
    Heike Gramckow is Lead Counsel and Acting Practice Manager in the Governance and Inclusive Institutions Practice. She is an internationally recognized justice sector expert and has worked on justice sector reform issues with governments and courts across the globe since the mid-1980s. She is the GIIs cluster leader for criminal justice and improving performance of justice sector institutions, manages the Bank-wide Criminal Justice Resource Group and serves on the Justice Reform Group’s editorial board. Before joining the Bank in 2008, she was the Deputy Director of the International Division of the National Center for State Courts, Director for Research and Development for the American Prosecutors Research Institute and worked for private consulting companies advising governments, including the White House, on justice sector reform.
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    Jonathan G. Granoff

    President, Global Security Institute
    Jonathan Granoff is President of the Global Security Institute; Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Chair of the Task Force on Nuclear Non-proliferation of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Granoff is an attorney, author and international advocate emphasizing the legal, ethical and spiritual dimensions of human development and security, with a specific focus on advancing the rule of law to address international security and the threats posed by nuclear weapons. He is Senior Advisor to the Nobel Peace Laureate Summit and has served as Vice President and UN Representative of the Lawyer’s Alliance for World Security.
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    Caren Grown

    Senior Director, Gender, World Bank
    Prior to joining the Bank, Caren Grown was Economist-In-Residence and co-director of the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics at American University (AU) in Washington, DC. In 2013-2014, she led the UNU-WIDER program on aid effectiveness and gender equality, an international effort which resulted in 22 commissioned papers and a global synthesis. She has also served as Senior Gender Advisor and Acting Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), where she crafted the Agency’s Gender Equality and Female Empowerment policy and led efforts to implement it in systems and programs.
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    Sean Hagan

    General Counsel and Director, Legal Department, International Monetary Fund
    Sean Hagan is General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department at the International Monetary Fund. In this capacity, Mr. Hagan advises the Fund’s management, Executive Board and membership on all legal aspects of the Fund’s operations, including its regulatory, advisory and lending functions. Mr. Hagan has published extensively on both the law of the Fund and a broad range of legal issues relating to the prevention and resolution of financial crisis, with a particular emphasis on insolvency and the restructuring of debt, including sovereign debt.
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    H.E. Mr. Choonghee Hahn

    Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, and Chair of the 47th Session of the UNCITRAL
    Choonghee Hahn is currently Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York and a sitting as the Chairperson of the 47th Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Ambassador Hahn’s major positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs include Director-General for Cultural Affairs, Sous-sherpa and Spokesman for the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, Director-General for Human Resources (2010), and Deputy Director-General for North Korean Nuclear Affairs. Ambassador Hahn also served in the Ministry as Director for North American Affairs and was Director for Policy and DPRK at the Korean Peninsula Energy Development organization (KEDO) in New York.
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    Paul Haible

    Executive Director, Peace Development Fund
    PDF’s Executive Director Paul Haible has thirty five years philanthropic experience working with grassroots communities, indigenous peoples and the Public Foundation movement, serving in all the roles: Staff, Board member, advisor, consultant, volunteer and grant committee member. After a long tenure on the Board of Directors of Peace Development Fund, he became the Executive Director in 2004. He is a co-founder of the Funding Exchange, worked for Vanguard Public Foundation for twelve years, served on boards of several of the Funding Exchange funds, as well as the board of Seva Foundation.
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    Georgia Harley

    Justice Reform Specialist, World Bank
    Georgia Harley is a Justice Reform Specialist in the Governance Global Practice of the World Bank, working predominantly in Europe and Central Asia. Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Harley was Executive Legal Adviser to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Senior Legal Officer to the Australian Attorney-General's Office of International Law. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland, a Master of Laws from the Australian National University and a Master in Economic Development Policy from Duke University. Ms. Harley has recently published for the Sanford Journal of Public Policy and the World Bank Legal Review.
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    Juliet Harty Hatanga

    Fellow, The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program, Georgetown University
    Juliet Harty Hatanga comes to the LAWA Program from the Uganda, where she has served as a magistrate judge since 2007. In her adjudication of family and criminal cases at the City Hall Court, Juliet has established a strong and successful track record of promoting international human rights standards and advocating for the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution. She first joined legal practice as the only pro-bono lawyer at Kampala Attorneys and Solicitors, before volunteering with and later joining the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers.
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    Dirk Haubrich

    Head of Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation, European Banking Authority
    Dirk Haubrich is Head of Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation at the European Banking Authority (EBA) in London, UK, which regulates credit institutions, payment institutions, electronic money institutions, and mortgage credit intermediaries across the 28 Member States of the European Union. Dirk also leads on the EBA’s work on ‘virtual currencies’, including the Warning and the Opinion the EBA published on the topic in December 2013 and July 2014 respectively.
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    Elena Helmer

    Professor, Ohio Northern University College of Law
    Elena Helmer is a professor at the Ohio Northern University College of Law and Assistant Director of the ONU LLM Program in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law. Prof. Helmer has been teaching a course in Competitiveness and Corruption for eight years and is the author of several publications on the legal aspects of international anti-corruption efforts. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the International Anti-Corruption Committee of the ABA Section of International Law, an entity comprising nearly 500 members in over 20 countries. She is a graduate of the Kazakh State University School of Law and Yale Law School.
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    Head, Policies & Procedures Unit, IFC
    Kerry F. Hemond is currently Head, Policies & Procedures Unit in the IFC Legal Department in which capacity she advises on internal corporate matters and assists the General Counsel with Board-related issues. Immediately prior to this position, Kerry served as Secretary to two Committees of the Board of Executive Directors of the WBG institutions. Prior to joining the WBG, Kerry was a staff attorney at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Kerry has a B.A. from Wellesley College and a J.D. from Suffolk University.
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    Jennifer Hillman

    Professor of Law, Georgetown University School of Law
    Professor Hillman has had a distinguished career in public service, both nationally and internationally. She recently completed her term as one of seven members from around the world serving on the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body. Prior to that, Ms. Hillman served for nine years as a Commissioner at the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), rendering decisions in more than 600 investigations regarding injury to U.S. industries caused by imports that were dumped or subsidized, along with making numerous decisions in cases involving alleged patent or trademark infringement.
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    Elizabeth Howe

    OBE General Counsel, International Association of Prosecutors
    Elizabeth Howe has been a public prosecutor since 1980, working mainly in London, becoming Chief Crown Prosecutor for Kent, England in 1999. She was Chair of the Kent Local Criminal Justice Board from 2003 to 2005 and was a member of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Executive Board and the Office of the Criminal Justice Reform Board. She is a Higher Court Advocate and was President of The Kent Law Society from 2006 to 2007. In 2007, she joined The International Association of Prosecutors as their General Counsel on secondment from the Crown Prosecution Service for England and Wales and in that capacity is affiliated to many international organisations.
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    Matthew Huggins

    Principal Counsel, International Finance Corporation
    Matthew Huggins has been at IFC since 2006, and focuses on structured trade and commodity finance transactions. He has worked in recent years on both transactional and borrowing base facilities financing critical imports and exports in Mauritania, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and Moldova. In addition, he has worked on a broad spectrum of IFC investment products and structures, mostly in the financial sector, including structured finance transactions including diversified payment rights securitizations, various risk sharing transactions, as well as standard IFC investment products including long term loans, equity investments and investments in private equity funds.
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    Robert Hunja

    Director, Public Integrity and Openness
    Robert Hunja is the Director for Public Integrity and Openness in the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice. In that role he oversees the implementation of the World Bank’s procurement policies as well as several programs focused on enhancing transparency, citizen participation, and multistakeholder collaboration in countries around the world. He previously served as manager for the Open Government practice in the World Bank Institute where he led programs on Digital Engagement, Open Contracting, Open Budgets and the Open Private Sector Platform.
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    Katsuya Ichihashi

    Vice-President and Professor of Law, Nagoya University, Japan
    Katsuya Ichihashi is currently Vice-President and Professor of Law at Nagoya University. He teaches Administrative Law and is an expert in Russian and Central Asian legal systems. He has been working with JICA in assisting legal reforms in Uzbekistan, particularly in the field of administrative procedure law.
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    Ralf Jansen

    General Counsel, European Stability Mechanism
    Ralf Jansen is the General Counsel of the European Stability Mechanism. He is also General Counsel of the European Financial Stability Facility, a position he has held since 2010. Mr. Jansen is responsible for the management of all legal aspects of ESM’s and EFSF’s activities. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the European Sovereign Bond Investment Facility. Mr. Jansen previously worked for, inter alia, HSBC and for an asset management company partly owned by The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Ralf Jansen studied law at the Universities of Münster, Germany, and Leuven, Belgium and is a fully qualified lawyer. He also holds a Master degree from the University of Padua, Italy. During his professional career, he attended a Harvard Business School Executive Education programme.
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    Steven Jansen

    Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA)
    Steven Jansen is the Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA). The association acts as a global forum for the exchange of ideas, allowing prosecutors to collaborate with all criminal justice partners, and conducts timely and effective training and technical assistance to improve the prosecutorial function. In addition, APA serves as an advocate for prosecutors on emerging issues related to the administration of justice, development of partnerships and implementation of problem-solving strategies.
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    Glenn Jessee

    Chief Counsel, Legal Department, International Finance Corporation
    Glenn Jessee is a Chief Counsel in the Legal Department of the International Finance Corporation and lead counsel for matters involving the IFC Treasury -- notably in the areas of debt capital markets and derivatives. In recent years, he worked on inaugural debt issues by IFC in Brazil, Nigeria and Zambia and he works closely with IFC's Treasury in structuring local currency financing solutions for IFC's clients. He has been involved in designing and implementing IFC's Global Trade Finance Program and the recent launch of IFC's supply chain finance products. Other financial sector work has included structured transactions -- including transactions in partnership with the International Development Association to expand private sector lending to small and medium enterprises in emerging markets countries -- and one of the first Islamic housing finance securitizations.
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    Heidi Jiménez

    Legal Counsel, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
    Before working at PAHO/WHO, in 1993, she served as the Chief Legal Advisor at the Legal Affairs Office of the Organization of American States, OAS, where she worked from 1987 to 1993. Dr. Jiménez also served as the General Counsel of the Inter-American Commission for Drug Abuse Control (CICAD) of the OAS. She holds a JD, and a master's degree in International and Comparative Law. Dr. Jiménez is a member of the Bar of the State of Florida and of the District of Columbia.
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    Azra Junuzović

    Deputy Head, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
    Azra Junuzović is a Deputy Head of the Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department at the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). She has been performing various functions in the OSCE since 2002 working for ODIHR and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In her daily work, she consults and trains government officials, as well as law enforcement on hate crimes, combatting racism and xenophobia. She has written articles on the topics of hate crimes, OSCE’s involvement in non-discrimination issues, education access in post-conflict environments and ethnicity and modern identities. Prior to her OSCE work, she was engaged with the Danish Save the Children. During the 90s, she worked on humanitarian and human rights issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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    Besim M. Kajatzi

    Director, Legal Office of the Prime Minister of Republic of Kosova
    Besim M. Kajatzi studied law at Prishtina University, Republic of Kosova and holds a Master in Law. He is a licensed mediator, certified trainer for drafting Legislation, certified trainer for Gender Equality and member of several professional bodies as an expert in Kosovo Government as well as the author of several books, articles, reports, laws and sublegal acts. From 2003 to 2009 he served as Director of the Legal Department in the Ministry of Public Services of Kosovo.
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    Denny Kalyalya

    Executive Director, World Bank Group
    Denny Kalyalya is World Bank Group Executive Director for 22 African countries, including Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Ethiopia, and his home country of Zambia. Previously, he was Deputy Governor – Operations at the Bank of Zambia, where his responsibilities included overseeing mission critical or core functions of the central bank, including monetary policy formulation and implementation, currency and national payments systems, as well as regulation and supervision of banks and non-bank financial institutions.
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    Muriel Kei-Boguinard

    Chief Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, African Development Bank
    Muriel Kei-Boguinard, an Ivorian national, is a Chief Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the African Development Bank (AfDB). She is in charge of Boards and Institutional Matters. Before this, she had been working as Principal Counsel in the Public Sector Operations, Policy and Governance Division of the Legal Services Department where her role was to provide legal assistance with respect to all operational activities of the AfDB, in favor of its Regional Member Countries, by ensuring that the ADB’s activities and operations are consistent with the constitutive documents and other legal instruments of the institution. She has worked with the AfDB for 20 years.
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    Karin Kemper

    Senior Regional Adviser, World Bank
    Karin Kemper is currently the Senior Regional Adviser to the Latin America Vice Presidency at the World Bank. Prior to this, she was the Director for Climate Policy and Finance where she was responsible for providing direction for her department’s work on climate policy analysis and design, as well as climate finance including the Climate Investment Funds, carbon finance, the Partnership for Market Readiness, and coordination with the Global Environment Facility and the Montreal Protocol. She has also held the positions of Manager for Environment and Water Resources, in Latin America as well as Manager for Social Development, Environment and Water Resources in South Asia.
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    Yaser Khalaileh

    Associate Professor of Law, Qatar University
    Yaser Khalaileh attained his Ph.D. in Public International Law from the University of West of England, an LL.M. Degree from Bristol University, and a Bsc and Military Science Degree (Msd) from Mu’tah University. He last worked at Amman Arab University for Graduate Studies in Amman, Jordan, as the President Assistant for Educational and Cultural Relations, whilst acting as the Deputy Dean of the Higher College of Legal and Political Studies, where he supervised many Masters and Ph.D. students. Mr. Yaser was awarded the certificates of The Hague Academy of International Law, and Bancaja Academy of International Law.
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    Peter F. Kilmartin

    Attorney General, Rhode Island
    Peter F. Kilmartin was elected the 73rd Attorney General of Rhode Island on November 4, 2010, on the promise of enhancing the economic security of Rhode Island, protecting the public safety of Rhode Island communities and families and restoring the public trust in state government. As a native Rhode Islander, Attorney General Kilmartin grew up in the city of Pawtucket where he attended neighborhood public schools. His mother and father taught him, as well as his three brothers, the importance of honesty, community and hard work at an early age.
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    Martin Kimmig

    Managing Director, The Rock Creek Group
    Martin Kimmig is a Managing Director at the Rock Creek Group focusing on Emerging Markets. He brings 24 years of experience with the World Bank Group ranging from emerging market investments with the IFC (1998-2014) and global fixed income management with the World Bank (1990-1998). He led numerous landmark transactions and has broad experience ranging from equity, private equity funds, debt and structured instruments across all major emerging markets. On the investment side, he held positions of Chief Investment Officer and Regional Manager. In addition, Mr. Kimmig also held risk management positions, i.e. IFC’s Chief Risk Officer in Africa and Chief Credit Officer.
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    Nazzal Kisswani

    Assistant Professor of Law, Qatar University
    Assistant Professor of law attained his Ph.D. in business Law from Macquarie University, and a Master in International Trade and Commerce law. He worked at Amman Arab College, and is currently an Assistant professor of business law at the College of Law, Qatar University. He is an intensive researcher who published several papers in peer reviewed journals. His main areas of research, and overall interests are related to International Law though in an inter-disciplinary approach to cover, amongst others, the following themes: Commercial law, Business Law, Corporate Law and Technology Law.
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    Constantinos Klissouras

    Head, Litigation, Restructuring & Insolvency, KP Law Firm
    Constantinos Klissouras heads the firm’s disputes and restructuring team, specializing in complex civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, finance, and domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency. He has extensive experience with cross border disputes and proceedings, and acts for domestic and foreign financial institutions and industrials from a variety of sectors in cross border and domestic litigation and arbitration, contentious and non-contentious matters involving distressed, leveraged and structured finance, insolvency and restructuring, creditor take-overs, procurement and construction, fraud, and general commercial disputes. Read more at
  • A. J. Kramer

    Federal Public Defender, District of Columbia
    A. J. Kramer has been the Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia since 1990. He was the Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender in Sacramento, California, from 1987-1990, and an Assistant Federal Public Defender in San Francisco, California, from 1980-1987. He was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Procter Hug, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Reno, Nevada, from 1979-1980. He received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1975, and a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley in 1979.
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    Arnold Kreilhuber

    Legal Officer, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
    Arnold Kreilhuber is a legal officer in the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions of UNEP and an expert in international environmental law and international affairs. He led the planning and organization of the World Congress on Justice Law and Governance for Environmental Sustainability which took place from 17 20 June 2012 in Brazil. He has been intensively involved with UNEPs work in environmental law since he joined the organization in 2005 and in particular as regards the implementation of, compliance with and enforcement of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs).
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    Maïlys Lange

    Conseil d’Etat
    Maïlys Lange is a member of the Conseil d’Etat, the French highest court of appeal for judicial review and adjudication of all cases involving public agencies. She is specialized in tax and economic litigations, including cases raising issues of energy, competition and banking supervision law. Before joining the Conseil d’Etat, she has worked in the Office of the Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. She graduated from the Institute of Political Science of Aix-en-Provence and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, and holds a master’s degree in Public Law and Economics from the University of Paris, Pantheon-Sorbonne.
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    Krista Lauer

    Project Director, Global Health Financing Initiative
    Krista Lauer is the director of the Global Health Financing Initiative of the Open Society Foundations, where she mobilizes resources and leverages funding in support of the health and human rights of marginalized populations. Prior to joining Open Society, Lauer was the Senior Policy Advisor at the Global Forum on MSM & HIV. In addition to policy and advocacy work at UNAIDS, the UN General Assembly and U.S. Congress, her programmatic experience includes HIV, TB, malaria, and maternal and child health programs in Benin and Zambia. She is currently a member of the Private Foundations Delegation to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
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    Kenneth Lay

    Senior Managing Director, The Rock Creek Group
    Kenneth Lay is Senior Managing Director of The Rock Creek Group, an asset management firm based in Washington D.C. that manages globally diversified portfolios of alternative investments, and equity investments in emerging markets, for about 50 major institutional investors. Before joining Rock Creek at the end of 2010, Mr. Lay served as Treasurer of The World Bank, where he and his colleagues managed more than $100 billion in investments for The World Bank and other international financial institutions and for more than 40 of the World Bank’s member countries’ central banks, sovereign wealth and pension funds, using the revenues to fund an extensive program of capacity-building partnerships and training.
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    Ross Leckow

    Deputy General Counsel, International Monetary Fund
    Ross Leckow is Deputy General Counsel in the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund. A national of Canada, Mr. Leckow has extensive experience in the Fund’s regulatory and financial operations and currently leads the work of the Fund’s lawyers on issues of financial sector law reform in member countries. He has also contributed to the Fund’s efforts to develop an international legal framework for the resolution of cross-border financial institutions. Before joining the Fund in 1990, Mr. Leckow practiced law in the private and public sectors in Canada.
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    Nicola Le Coz

    Senior Officer, National Gendarmerie
    A Senior Officer of the National Gendarmerie and a lawyer, with a Master II in International Relations (Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne University), a Master II in International Public Law (Paris Panthéon-Assas University), he graduated from the Paris Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales (IHEI) where he specialized in international and European human rights law. Having been legal advisor and delegate for the Dominican Republic at the UN Conference on the setting up of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mr. Le Coz was a trainee at the Chamber of First Instance of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) from July to December 2008 where he mainly worked on two cases.
  • Metja Ledwaba

    Founding Partner, Ledwaba Mazwai Law Firm, Pretoria, South Africa
    Since 2001, Metja Ledwaba has been involved in major infrastructure projects government institutions and private developers.
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    Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini

    Director, Research and Cooperation, Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (Hungary)
    Between 2008 and 2011, Mr. Le Fevre was appointed as Special Advisor of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This followed his work as Coordinator of the European Programme for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities at the Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation. Doctor in International Relations with honours from the University of Roma Tre (Italy), since 2010 he is a Fellow of the European Centre for International Affairs (Brussels) after being affiliated with the Center for International Conflict Resolution – Columbia University between 2006 and 2010. His main research activities are in the area of diplomacy, international law, European Union affairs, conflict resolution, and genocide prevention.
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    Damien Levie

    Head of Section, Trade and Agriculture Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
    Damien Levie heads the Trade and Agriculture Section of the European Union Delegation in Washington, DC. Before coming to Washington, he was a member of the Cabinet (personal office) of EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht from 2009 to 2012. He subsequently headed the USA and Canada team of the Directorate General for Trade at the European Commission. During that period, he contributed to the pursuit of an ambitious EU trade policy agenda with the Americas, in particular the launch of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the U.S. and the EU, for which he was deputy chief negotiator.
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    Janet Lord

    Senior Vice President, Human Rights and Inclusive Development
    Janet Lord specializes in international disability law and policy and inclusive development for marginalized groups. She joined the Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University as senior vice president for human rights and inclusive development in 2013. She currently oversees programming in the area of human rights and inclusive development and provides technical assistance in inclusive development assessments and evaluations; disability law, policy and advocacy; human rights capacity building for governments and NGOs; and the rights of marginalized populations. Lord’s research, writing, and practice have focused on the areas of disability rights as well as human rights and inclusive development.
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    Daniel B. Magraw

    President-Emeritus, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
    Daniel Magraw is a Professorial Lecturer and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and President Emeritus of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). He has extensive experience in international law, institutions, processes and policies, particularly relating to environmental protection, dispute settlement and human rights, including having worked in government, non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental organizations, business, and academia. Professor Magraw teaches international environmental law and policy at SAIS, as well as human rights and environment at the University Of Miami School Of Law.
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    Thomas J. Mahaffey

    Lead Counsel and Claims Administrator, MIGA
    Thomas J. Mahaffey joined the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) in 2006 and is Lead Counsel and Claims Administrator of the agency's Legal Affairs and Claims Group. Prior to joining MIGA, he was with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, where he worked on project finance and political risk insurance. Mr. Mahaffey has been actively involved in foreign direct investment for over 20 years.
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    Pauline Malaplate

    Maître Pauline Malaplate is Notaire in Annecy Le Vieux, France. She has a Master of Law degree, is an international land expert, and a member of the International Union of Notaries/High Council of Notaries.
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    Salvatore Mancuso

    Chair, Centre for Comparative Law in Africa; and Honorary Professor of African Law, Centre for African Laws and Society of Xiangtan University (China)
    Salvatore Mancuso has been Professor of Comparative Law and Legal Anthropology at the University of Macau, Adjunct Professor at the University of Trieste, Visiting Professor at the Universities of Limoges (where he is a Member of the CREOP - Centre de Recherches sur l’Entreprise, les Organisations et le Patrimoine), Réunion and Lisbon, and has given lectures at the Universities of Trento, Salerno and Palermo (Italy), Asmara (Eritrea), Bissau, Ghana – Legon in Accra (Ghana), Mauritius, Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo (Mozambique), Instituto Superior de Ciências Jurídicas e Sociais (Cape Verde), National Taipei University in Taiwan and East China University of Political Sciences and law in Shanghai (China).
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    Sandra Marchenko

    Director, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)
    Sandra Marchenko has been with ICMEC since 2009. As Director for The Koons Family Institute, Sandra oversees the day-to-day projects of the Institute which include an array of initiatives that assess existing child protection laws around the world, provide recommendations for reform, and develop and promote model legislation. She works with local, national, regional, and international agencies to harmonize the collection of data and statistics on child sexual exploitation. Sandra also works to develop up-to-date research and key resource materials to assist NGOs, government agencies, and other institutions in their efforts to combat all forms of child victimization.
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    Monica Marcucci

    Senior Lawyer, Banca d'Italia
    Monica Marcucci currently serves as a senior lawyer at the legal department of the Banca d’Italia. In this role, she is in charge of counselling and research activities in the fields of financial regulation and insolvency law and participates in study and expert groups at various international institutions (including the EU Commission, the ECB, FSB, World Bank, IMF, UNCITRAL, Unidroit). She is admitted as a senior attorney at the Italian Supreme Court, and has an extensive experience in representing the Banca d’Italia in several judicial cases regarding bank crises and restructurings.
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    Shingira Masanzu

    Associate Counsel, World Bank
    Shingira Masanzu, current Associate Counsel at the World Bank and a Hauser Global Scholar at NYU Law, received an LL.M. in international legal studies. She has been a researcher for the Law School’s Center for Constitutional Transitions and an intern at the Center for Economic and Social Rights. Masanzu was previously an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, where she worked in both the mergers and acquisitions and capital markets practices. Before coming to New York, she worked as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Law, from which she earned an LL.B. and a postgraduate diploma in public law.
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    Christopher Marshall

    Principal, CM Consultancy, London
    Christopher Marshall has been qualified to practice as a solicitor since 1999. After a successful career as a litigator specializing in international commercial disputes, Mr. Marshall became the founding chairman in 2006 of Advocates for International Development (A4ID), an international NGO focused on bringing together the legal and international development sectors through education and the provision of pro bono legal assistance. In addition to serving as founding chairman for 5 years, he also led Reed Smith’s international pro bono programs as well as its domestic work in the EMEA region.
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    Teresa Maurea Faria

    Principal Specialist Attorney, Inter-American Development Bank
    Teresa Maurea Faria is a principal specialist attorney at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she oversees sovereign and sovereign-guaranteed operations in the countries of the Southern Cone. Before joining the IDB in 2007, Teresa worked as associate general counsel at Conservation International, a US-based international non-profit organization, and prior to that, for over five years, she was an associate in the Washington, DC office of Hogan & Hartson LLP (currently Hogan Lovells).
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    Siobhán McInerney-Lankford

    Senior Counsel, World Bank Group
    Siobhán McInerney-Lankford is a recognised expert in international human rights law, advising the World Bank in this area since 2002. She regularly represents the World Bank in international human rights fora, including the UN, EU and OECD, including at the UN Task Force on the Right to Development, Vienna +20 and the UN Open Working Group exercise on Sustainable Development Goals; from 2006-2008 she served as chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee Human Rights Task Team. Siobhán has published widely on human rights law and its links to development and has taught at American University Washington College of Law, the Venice Masters and the UN Summer Academy.
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    Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo

    Coordinator, Disability and Inclusive Development, USAID
    As USAID’s coordinator for disability and inclusive development, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo leads and coordinates work on incorporating the issue of disability throughout the Agency to reposition it as a leader in disability inclusive development. McClain-Nhlapo is a world-renowned human rights lawyer in the area of disability and child rights. She has actively supported the development of disability inclusive policies at the national and international levels. During the negotiations of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, she played an important role as adviser to the South African delegation and later as the global representative of the National Human Rights Institutions.
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    Irit Mevorach

    Senior Financial Sector Legal Specialist, World Bank Group
    Irit Mevorach is a Senior Financial Sector Legal Specialist at the World Bank Group and an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Nottingham (UK, on leave). Her areas of expertise are insolvency, company law and private international law. Irit holds law degrees from Tel-Aviv University and a Ph.D. from UCL. She has published in prominent legal journals in Britain, Europe and the United States and her book 'Insolvency within Multinational Enterprise Groups' (Oxford University Press, 2009) has won the Edwin-Co/ INSOL Europe Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship (2010). Irit has been an expert advisor to the UK government in the deliberations of Working Group V (Insolvency Law) of UNCITRAL. She has also worked as attorney at law at Lipa Meir & Co (Israel).
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    Neha Misra

    Senior Specialist, Migration and Human Trafficking, Solidarity Center
    Neha Misra is the Senior Specialist for Migration and Human Trafficking at the Solidarity Center, an international worker rights NGO based in Washington, DC. Previously, Neha was the Deputy Country Director and Program Manager for the Solidarity Center’s Counter Trafficking in Persons Project in Indonesia. She worked in Indonesia for over five years, starting with the Solidarity Center as the Director of its Democracy Project. Before her assignment in Indonesia, she worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina on post-war elections and democracy, and in the United States as a Senior Attorney-Advisor with the U.S. Department of Justice.
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    Elda Moreno

    Special Assistant and Director of the Office of the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children
    The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, is a global independent advocate in favor of the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children. Elda Moreno’s responsibilities include advising and assisting the Special Representative in the fulfillment of her mandate and managing her Office. The Office promotes the prohibition, prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children and the promotion of the abandonment of harmful traditional practices; the development of national integrated strategies against violence; the prevention and elimination of violence in schools, care and justice institutions and the promotion of restorative justice; and the promotion of good parenting initiatives and the prevention of violence in early childhood.
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    Yasutomo Morigiwa

    Professor of Law, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University
    Yasutomo Morigiwa is professor of law at the Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University. He teaches legal theory, legal ethics and anti-corruption in English and Japanese. His interests range from the theory of justice to legal assistance programs, engaging with the legal profession of many countries, ranging from Germany to Mongolia. The legal ethics textbook he edited is representative of the genre in Japan, and has been translated into Chinese and Mongolian. He has worked with JICA and other organizations for trainers training and other programs involving legal ethics. He served as Acting President of the IVR (International Association of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy) and is now a Director of the IVR, IAOLE (International Association of Legal Ethics) and JALP (Japan Association of Legal Philosophy).
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    Mark Moseley

    Lead Lawyer, PPP Group, Singapore, World Bank
    Mark Moseley is the Lead Lawyer in the World Bank PPP Group, based in Singapore. His work is primarily focused on public-private partnership transactions and the legal and regulatory arrangements for such transactions, particularly in the energy sector. Mark is also the Task Team Leader for the PPP Infrastructure Resource Center (PPPIRC) Website Project (
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    Karinna Moskalenko

    Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists
    Karinna Moskalenko serves since 2003 as a Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists and is serving since 2009 on ICJ's Executive Committee. She is the founder and former Director of the International Protection Centre, an ICJ Affiliate based in Moscow, Russia. As a Russian human rights lawyer she has litigated many seminal cases against Russian authorities before the European Court of Human Rights and before the Human Rights Committee.
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    Dan Mullaney

    Assistant United States Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East, Office of the United States Trade Representative
    Dan Mullaney is the US Chief Negotiator for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Negotiation (T-TIP). He develops, coordinates, and implements U.S. trade policy toward the European Union and other European trading partners, Eurasia, the Middle East, and northern Africa. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Mullaney was the Senior Trade Representative in the United States Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, where he advocated on behalf of U.S. trade interests in the various institutions of the European Union and represented USTR in the broader Brussels trade policy community.
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    Stella Mukasa

    Director, Gender, Violence and Rights, International Center for Research on Women
    Stella Mukasa is a lawyer with 20 years of experience in gender, governance and human rights. As Director of the Gender Violence and Rights portfolio at the International Centre for Research on Women, she leads research, policy analysis and programming to identify solutions that address violations of women’s rights, increase their social and political participation and change discriminatory norms perpetuating gender inequality. Her work at ICRW encompasses program development and evaluation, strategic advice, training and policy engagement with specific expertise in women’s access to justice, political participation and empowerment.
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    Kala Mulqueeny

    Principal Counsel, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    Kala Mulqueeny is Principal Counsel at the Asian Development Bank (ABD), where she leads the Law, Justice and Development Programme. Mulqueeny initiated and chairs ADB's Asia-Pacific Dialogue on Clean Energy Governance and Regulation, and runs a range of energy and water policy and regulatory projects. She has also spearheaded the creation of the ASEAN Energy Regulators' Network, the Asian Judges Network on Environment and the ASEAN Chief Justice's Roundtable. After the 2004 Asian tsunami, she led work in Sri Lanka to implement a legal aid and governance project that has directly helped about 80,000 people.
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    Jacqueline Musiitwa

    Founder of Hoja Law Group and Legal Counsel and Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer , PTA Bank
    Jacqueline Musiitwa is Managing Partner and Founder of the Hoja Law Group, a boutique law firm in New York and Kigali, Rwanda, advising on commercial, political and intellectual property law for companies doing business in Africa. Prior, she served as an adviser to the Director-General of the World Trade Organization on trade policy, development issues and private sector development for African countries and other Least-developed Countries, and an adviser to the Minister of Justice of Rwanda on investment, trade and infrastructure.
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    Kenneth Mwenda

    Program Manager, World Bank
    A Rhodes Scholar, Professor Kenneth K. Mwenda is Senior Counsel in the Legal Vice-Presidency of the World Bank, Washington DC. He also serves as Extraordinary Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Professor Mwenda holds, among many other qualifications, the esteemed and rarely awarded Higher Doctorate Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) from Rhodes University, South Africa and a PhD in Corporate Law from the University of Warwick, UK. Professor Mwenda is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), with management qualifications from Cornell University and Georgetown University, respectively.
  • Vincent Nmehielle

    Legal Counsel, Africa Union Commission
    Vincent Nmehielle has over 24 years of professional and academic experience. He is currently the general Legal Counsel and Director for Legal Affairs of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is also Professor of Law and Head of the Wits Programme on Law, Justice and Development in Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Law in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he has taught since February 2002 and where he held the Bram Fischer Chair in Human Rights Law from 2002 to 2004.
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    Armin Nolting

    Head of Advisory Program "Promotion of Good Governance", GIZ
    Armin Nolting is an expert on Governance reforms and has held various advisory and management functions in GIZ. He currently heads the advisory programme ‘Promotion of Good Governance’ commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Prior to that, he was involved in support programmes to decentralisation reforms in Malawi and Zambia and advised the African Union Commission. He has studied in Heidelberg and Reading (UK), holds a Master in Political Science of Freiburg University and has earned a Ph.D. from Ruhr University Bochum with his research on the European Union’s efforts to support democratisation processes in Southern Africa.
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    Fernanda Galizia Noriega

    Trial Judge, 28th Criminal Court of São Paulo
    Fernanda Galizia Noriega is a Judge since 1997 (São Paulo Court of Justice), a Coordinator of the International Law area at the São Paulo School of Judges, 2013, and a Professor at the São Paulo School of Judges. She holds Master’s Degrees in Criminal Law (USP, Brazil), Sociology of Law (International Institute for the Sociology of Law – Spain), and Comparative Law (Samford University, USA).
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    Andrew Novak

    Adjunct Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society, George Mason University
    Andrew Novak is Adjunct Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society at George Mason University, where he teaches Law and Justice Around the World. He was also Adjunct Professor of African Law at American University, Washington College of Law. He has written two books, The Global Decline of the Mandatory Death Penalty: Constitutional Jurisprudence and Legislative Reform in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean (Ashgate 2014) and The Death Penalty in Africa: Foundations and Future Prospects (Palgrave Macmillan 2014), as well as numerous legal articles on comparative criminal sentencing and punishment.
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    Michel Nussbaumer

    Chief Counsel – Legal Transition, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    Michel Nussbaumer currently works as Chief Counsel in charge of the EBRD Legal Transition Programme, the Bank’s initiative to promote an investor-friendly, transparent and predictable legal environment in transition countries. He also looks after the Office of the General Counsel’s knowledge management strategy. Prior to that, Michel worked as counsel in one of the EBRD banking operations teams, where he was responsible for legal aspects of various investments of the Bank, with a particular focus on SME financing. Michel has practiced as a commercial lawyer in Geneva, Moscow and London. He is a Swiss national, graduated from the University of Fribourg, received his Master of Laws from the University of California at Berkeley and also was a visiting scholar at Moscow State University.
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    Nneoma Veronica Nwogu

    Counsel, World Bank
    Nneoma Veronica Nwogu is counsel to the World Bank and has represented the Bank on projects in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger and Togo. Prior to joining the Bank, she was an International Financial Transactions Associate at Hogan Lovells LLP (formerly Hogan & Hartson LLP) in Washington DC. She has worked at the South African Human Rights Commission as well as the Torts Branch of the US Justice Department, Civil Division. Ms. Nwogu received her BA from Wellesley College, an Mphil from Oxford University and JD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her articles have appeared in the International Journal of Transitional Justice, the Human Rights Journal and the Michigan Journal of Public Affairs.
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    Leroy Paddock

    Associate Dean, George Washington University
    Leroy Paddock is associate dean for environmental law studies. He is a member of the ABA Section on Environment, Energy and Resources Council. Prior to coming to GW Law, he was the director of Environmental Legal Studies at Pace University Law School from 2002 to 2007. Dean Paddock has served as a senior consultant for the National Academy of Public Administration on several projects since 1999. He also was a visiting scholar at the Environmental Law Institute between 1999 and 2002, focusing on clean air act, state-federal relationship, and enforcement issues. Read more
  • Bonnie Palifka

    Assistant Professor of Economics, Tecnológico de Monterrey
    Bonnie Palifka, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus (Mexico). She has taught courses on corruption at the Tecnológico de Monterrey since 2004 and at Yale Summer Session since 2011. Her research interests include perception formation and the relationships among corruption, entrepreneurship, and growth. Currently on sabbatical, Dr. Palifka is a Leitner Visiting Fellow in the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University and is co-author of the forthcoming second edition of Susan Rose-Ackerman’s 1999 book, Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform.
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    Timothée Paris

    Conseil d’Etat
    Timothée Paris is a member of the Conseil d’Etat, the French highest court of appeal for judicial review and adjudication of all cases involving public agencies. He is also associate professor in public law at the University of Paris-Est Créteil and Secretary general of the Société de législation comparée (French Society for Comparative Law). Holding two bachelor degrees, he graduated from Sciences Po Paris (French institute for political studies) in 2002. He was appointed as a judge in an administrative court of first instance in 2004 and in the administrative court of appeal of Paris in 2011 after serving between 2009 and 2011 as special assistant to the vice-president of the Conseil d'Etat.
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    David Patterson

    Senior Legal Expert, Health, International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
    David Patterson, LLM. MSc., has 20 years' experience in international health and development, having worked in Montreal, Geneva, Rome and New York with the UN system, the governmental sector, and the NGO sector. He has advised the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), amongst many others. In 1993, Mr. Patterson co-founded the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. Now with IDLO, his current areas of research and thought leadership include the application of the lessons from the HIV epidemic to the global response to non-communicable diseases, and strengthened legal capacity to stop falsified medicines.
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    Pia Peeters

    Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank
    Pia Peeters is a Senior Social Development Specialist in the Africa Region. She has more than 15 years of experience working on gender, health, youth, gender-based violence, demobilization, disarmament and reintegration, community driven development and fragile and conflicted affected States in Africa and in the Middle-East. She has led and contributed the design and development of a wide range emergency demobilization and reintegration projects as well as projects aiming at fighting gender-based violence. She is co-managing the Great Lakes Emergency Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Women’s Health Project.
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    Marino-Ottavio Perassi

    General Counsel. Bank of Italy
    Marino-Ottavio Perassi joined the Bank of Italy in 1989, working in the Legal Department. He has represented the Bank in numerous working groups of the European Monetary Institute, the European Commission and the G10 and is currently a member of the Legal Committee of the ESCB (LEGCO). He is the author of various publications on commercial law, banking law and payment systems, and co-author, with V. Calandara Buonaura and C. Silvetti, of La banca: l'impresa e i contratti (Padua 2011).
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    Aileen A. Pisciotta

    Attorney, Executive Counsel PLC
    Aileen Pisciotta is a successful business attorney in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area with the Virginia-based law firm Executive Counsel, PLC ( She acts as an outsourced general counsel for telecom and technology companies and government contractors. Over her professional career she has been in-house General Counsel for Trans-World Telecom Caribbean, a privately owned international cellular company, a Division Chief in the Federal Communications Commission’s International Bureau, a Partner at Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP and Of Counsel and associate at Latham & Watkins and Director of Economic Policy for the Alaska Office of Telecommunications.
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    John Pickett

    Partner and Co-leader, Global Energy Sector, Linklaters, London
    John Pickett is co-leader of Linklaters’ global energy sector and a partner in their London energy team with over 17 years’ experience of the sector. He is a Tier 1 ranked individual by Chambers UK advising on a wide range of ground-breaking energy market transactions, such as the recent acquisition by a Japanese investor of a major European portfolio of generation assets and advising on solar and wind (onshore and offshore) projects and financings across EMEA.
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    Edward Potter

    Director, Global Workplace Rights, The Coca Cola Company
    Ed Potter joined The Coca-Cola Company in March 2005 and is the Director of Global Workplace Rights. His responsibilities include mitigating human rights impacts, global labor relations, and social compliance of the business system and supply chain. He is the chairman of the U.S. Council for International Business’ Labor and Employment Policy Committee and a member of the Department of Labor’s National Advisory Committee on Free Trade Agreements and Worker Rights and the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Human Rights.
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    Armando Sergio Prado de Toledo

    Justice, São Paulo State Court of Justice
    Armando Sergio Prado de Toledo is a Justice of the São Paulo State Court of Justice (SPSCJ), Private Law Section. He has been the Institutional Relations Coordinator of the Presidency of the SPSCJ from 2008 to 2012. He has also served as Interim Vice-President of SPSCJ from January to March 2011 and Adviser to the Presidency from 1985 to 1994. He is the elected Director of the São Paulo School of Judges. He holds a Doctor’s Degree in Criminal Sciences from the University of Lisbon and a Doctor Honoris Causa from Universitatea de Vest “Vasile Goldis” din Arad, Romania (2012).
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    Adamantia Rachovitsa

    Assistant Professor, International Law Secretary, ILA Qatari Branch
    Adamantia Rachovitsa, upon completion of her Ph.D. at the School of Law, University of Nottingham in 2013, took up an assistant professorship in International Law at the College of Law, Qatar University. In this role, she teaches public international law and human rights. Her research interests involve international law, human rights, the international regulation of cyberspace and the impact of new technologies on international human rights law. She is recently awarded a research grant by Qatar University to explore international trends in protecting children’s online privacy. She founded the Qatari Branch of the International Law Association and serves as the elected Secretary of the Branch.
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    Kaushik Ray

    Partner, Trinity International LLP
    Kaushik Ray is a partner in Trinity International LLP, a boutique law firm headquartered in London and focussing on the development and financing of infrastructure investment in Sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging markets. Kaushik trained and worked at Allen & Overy LLP in London between 2001 and 2008, with secondments to both Singapore and Paris offices, before moving to Trinity in March 2009. Kaushik has experience in project finance across a range of sectors, focusing on infrastructure and energy and has worked on transactions in Central America, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia, Central Asia, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
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    Claudio N. Rechden

    Senior Counsel, International Finance Corporation
    Since joining IFC in 2004, Claudio N. Rechden has focused on distressed IFC loans and equity investments, first as a workout officer in IFC's Department of Special Operations and then as in-house counsel in IFC's Legal Department. Claudio's experience spans various sectors and emerging markets in the regions of IFC operations. Prior to joining IFC, Claudio was a litigation associate at Papaleo & Ribeiro Advogados in Brazil, where he represented telecommunication companies and financial institutions. Claudio was also a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School and since 2010 is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
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    Lynn M. Reynolds

    Vice President & Head of Legal USA & Canada, LexisNexis Legal & Professional
    Lynn M. Reynolds is Vice President and Head of Legal, North America for LexisNexis Legal & Professional. In this role, Lynn is responsible for leading a team of lawyers in the United States & Canada to provide commercially focused advice on all legal matters affecting the business. Prior to assuming her current role, Lynn was the Lead Employment Counsel in the Reed Elsevier Employment Law Group and had primary responsibility for the LexisNexis Group’s employment legal matters. Prior to joining LexisNexis in 2001, Lynn was an associate with an Ohio law firm where she advised clients on all phases of litigation relating to employment and commercial matters. Lynn also served as a judicial law clerk to Ohio Supreme Court Justice Deborah Cook, who now serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
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    Rachel F. Robbins

    Senior Independent Director, Atlas Mara Co-Nvest Limited
    Rachel F. Robbins is the Senior Independent Director for Atlas Mara Co-Nvest Limited, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, an independent director of FINCA Microfinance Holdings LLC, a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University School of Law and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has over 30 years’ experience in global financial services, and global development experience as Vice President and General Counsel of the International Finance Corporation, where she served from 2008 until 2012. Prior to joining IFC, Ms. Robbins served as General Counsel and a member of senior management for NYSE Euronext, J.P. Morgan & Co. and Citigroup International.
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    Adolfo Rouillon

    Senior Consulting Counsel, Word Bank
    Adolfo Rouillon obtained his Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Law and Social Sciences from the Catholic University of Argentina in 1982. He has served 25 years (1977 – 2002) as a civil and commercial judge in Rosario, Argentina, presiding over the Court of Appeal in 1992. In the academic field, he is Professor of Insolvency Law at the National University of Rosario. From 2002 to 2013, Mr. Rouillon worked as a Senior Counsel and Consultant with the World Bank’s Legal Vice-Presidency, and at present he is a Legal Consultant in the Finance and Capital Markets Group of Practice at the World Bank.
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    Charles Sampford

    Convenor, Global Integrity Summit
    Dean Sampford topped politics, philosophy and law at Melbourne University, combining them in his Oxford DPhil (1986). As Griffith University’s Foundation Dean of Law from 1991, he established the curriculum and research culture that, within 21 years, earned the Law School a QS global ranking of #43. Since 2004, he has been Foundation Director of the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, a joint initiative of the UNU, Griffith, ANU and others.  Foreign fellowships include a Senior Fulbright to Harvard and a Senior Visiting Fellowship to St. John’s Oxford. He has written 125 articles and chapters and has completed thirty books and edited collections focusing on various governance issues.  In June 2008, his work was recognized by the Australian Research Council as one of the 20 researchers across all disciplines in its first 20 years who had had the greatest impact. 
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    Naoshi Sato

    Attorney and Rule of Law Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    Naoshi Sato has served as a senior advisor on legal technical assistance at Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) since 2006. In the past several years, he has been involved in legal and judicial reforms in Asian and African countries including Cambodia, China, Cote d'Ivoire, DR Congo, East Timor, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Prior to the current position, he was a JICA long-term legal advisor to the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam. He graduated from the Supreme Court Legal Research and Training Institute and was admitted to the bar in 1996.
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    David Satola

    Lead Counsel (ICT Legal Advisor), and Head of the Conflicts of Interest Office, World Bank
    David Satola's ICT work focuses on legal aspects of reforms in information and communications technologies, including the enabling environment for ICT infrastructure and services, Internet governance, human rights on the Internet, new technologies, competition regulation involving ICTs, Critical Infrastructure/Network Security and Alternative Dispute Resolution. His project work at the Bank spans more than 85 countries. He was seconded from the Bank to the UN’s Working Group on Internet Governance and acts as the Bank’s Observer to ICANN’s Government Advisory Committee (GAC), the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the UN’s Internet Governance Forum secretariat as well as to UNCITRAL’s Working Group on e-Commerce.
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    Miriam Schneidman

    Lead Health Specialist, World Bank
    Miriam Schneidman is a Lead Health Specialist in the Africa Region. She has more than 30 years of experience working on health and human development issues in Africa and Latin America. She has led the design and development of a wide range of health systems and communicable disease investment operations, and co-managed the preparation of the Great Lakes Emergency Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Women’s Health Project. She has written on demographic issues (Mortality and Fertility Trends in Zaire, 1990), co-authored books and articles on women’s health (Women’s Health in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2001), and performance based financing (Performance Incentives for Global Health, 2009).
  • Helge Schröder

    Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    Helge Schröder joined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2010. From 2010 to 2012, he worked in the OECD’s Public Governance Directorate where he focused on regulatory policy, including transparency and consultation procedures. Since 2013, he has been a member of CleanGovBiz, the OECD-wide anti-corruption and integrity initiative. He holds Master degrees in European Studies from Sciences Po Paris and in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics as well as a Bachelor degree in History and Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2014, he became a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Brugge.
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    Nick Segal

    Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Nick joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in August 2006 having previously been a partner at Davis Polk in New York and Allen & Overy in London. He specialises in a wide variety of work in commercial and banking law, insolvency and litigation. He has worked extensively on large, complex and cross-border restructurings and financial institution resolution planning and proceedings acting for creditors, debtors, insolvency practitioners, governments and regulatory bodies.
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    Edric Selous

    Director, Rule of Law Unit, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations
    On 1 April 2010, Edric Selous was appointed as Director of the Rule of Law Unit in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General at the United Nations. As such, he and his staff support the Deputy Secretary-General in leading a strategic approach by the Organization on the rule of law, ensuring greater coordination and coherence in the United Nations system's rule of law activities and supporting the inter-governmental policy dialogue within the General Assembly and the Security Council. He joined the United Nations in 1993. Holding legal and policy positions both at Headquarters and in the Field, Mr. Selous worked initially for the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and with the OECD with a focus on conflict affected and fragile States in the Balkans region.
  • Noriko Shibata

    Chief Government Attorney, Research and Training Institute, Ministry of Justice of Japan
    Noriko Shibata received her LL.B. at the Kyoto University. Prior to her current position at the Ministry of Justice of Japan, she worked as a public prosecutor at the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office and the Yokohama District Public Prosecutors Office. In 2006, she was a JICA Long-term Expert for the Royal School for Judges and Prosecutors of Cambodia.
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    Raghuveer Sharma

    Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
    Raghuveer Sharma is currently Chief Investment Officer at International Finance Corporation (IFC), and is in charge of the Energy Programmes. Prior to the IFC, he was at the World Bank, which he joined in 1983 and where he worked on electricity, petroleum, telecommunications, transport and environmental sectors in different regions. Prior to the World Bank, he worked with ABB, an Europe-based global energy company, being responsible for structured finance and corporate strategy functions and prior to that, for a private conglomerate in India for five years. His focus in the last decade and a half has been sector reforms, privatization, enabling private sector project finance deals, and projects that foster regional integration.
  • Judith Shenker

    Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, EBRD
    Judith joined the EBRD in 2001 and has been Deputy Chief Compliance Officer since September 2007, with particular responsibility for policy, training and equity compliance. The mission of the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer (OCCO) is to protect the integrity and reputation of the Bank, to promote ethical standards of behaviour and to strengthen the Bank’s accountability and transparency. OCCO assists in identifying, assessing, and monitoring integrity risks arising from failure to comply with the Bank’s standards and policies and contributes, in an independent manner, to the Bank’s effective management of integrity risks.
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    Vanessa Fusco Nogueira Simoes

    Prosecutor, Attorney General’s Office of the state of Minas Gerais
    During 2008/2012, Ms. Simoes was the head of the Cyber Crime Prosecution Office---the first one in Brazil. In that office, she has investigated and prosecuted criminals, both in child exploitation or grooming´s cases. Currently, she is Coordinator of Group Training about Cybercrime of the Attorney General Office in Brazil. Ms. Simoes has been in many Conferences all over the world about this important issue, and was invited as an expert to join a workgroup in UNODC Headquarter in Vienna, who is in charge of elaborating a study about the Effects of Information and Communication Technologies on the Abuse and Exploitation of Children. She is currently (2014-2015) a Humphrey Fellow in the USA at the University of Minnesota and has dedicated herself to disclose how the sex-trade works through online technologies.
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    Duncan Smith

    Duncan Smith, Deputy Head of Fraud Investigations, European Investment Bank
    Duncan Smith qualified as a barrister and was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn, London in July 1989. After working as a Prosecutor of fraud and corruption cases at the UK’s Department of Trade and Industry and at the Serious Fraud Office, he joined the World Bank INT first as Regional Team Leader for ECA, then as Policy Adviser between 2000-07. Mr Smith is currently the Deputy Head, Fraud Investigations Division at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg.
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    Sally Smith

    Managing Director, The Nexus Fund
    Sally Smith has served as the Managing Director of The Nexus Fund since its inception in 2012. Prior to her work with The Nexus Fund, she coordinated the Sudan Now campaign, led by Humanity United and six anti-genocide and human rights organizations. She also worked on advocacy for Sudan and South Sudan through the Enough Project to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities at the Center for American Progress. Since 2003, Sally has worked for numerous campaigns, foundations and nonprofit organizations, including the Partnership for Public Service, Obama for America, Nick Lampson for U.S. Congress, Walmart Watch, EMILY’s List, and more. She has written pieces for the Washington Post and is an alumnus of EMILY’s List Campaign Corps.
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    Jonathan Overett Somnier

    General Counsel, European Banking Authority
    Jonathan Overett Somnier is the Head of the Legal Unit at the European Banking Authority (EBA) in London where he has worked since December 2012. Before joining the EBA, Jonathan worked in the General Counsel’s Division of the UK Financial Services Authority for seven years, advising on a range of banking and securities regulatory issues. Between June 2010 and June 2012, Jonathan was seconded to the European Securities and Markets Authority in Paris (and its predecessor, the Committee of European Securities Regulators) as its legal adviser where he helped establish the new organization. Prior to that, Jonathan advised on financial services law and regulation in the London office of Taylor Wessing.
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    Tina Søreide

    Researcher, Law & Economics, Faculty of law, University of Bergen
    Tina Søreide is postdoctoral researcher in law & economics at the Faculty of law, University of Bergen, on leave from Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI). From 2008 to 2010, she worked for the World Bank, Washington, DC. on their Governance and Anti-Corruption (GAC) agenda. Her academic teaching includes courses in political economy for the Department of Economics, University of Bergen, and the economics of corruption for The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). She holds a PhD in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and a master from the Department of Economics, University of Bergen, Norway. Her current research addresses challenges in governance and criminal law.
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    John Stacey

    President, European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice
    John left the Ministry of Justice in England and Wales in March 2012 after over 40 years of experience in a variety of roles including court management, information design and training. He was directly involved in introducing plain English to court proceedings and implementing the 'Woolf Reforms' on civil justice. In recent years, his responsibilities included the operational management and policy for the civil courts of England and Wales. His last post was within the International Directorate with the objective of assisting emerging nations to introduce/improve their judicial systems. He was also responsible for negotiating bi-lateral judicial cooperation treaties. John has worked widely in North Africa, Europe, Vietnam and the UAE.
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    Bratislav Stankovic

    Professor, Scientist, and US Patent Attorney
    Bratislav Stankovic strives to foster improved understanding of the issues at the intersection of IP law, science, technology, research ethics, and bioethics. He is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters, and government reports. He is a Professor at the University of Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle” in Ohrid, and a Science & Technology Advisor to the President of FYR Macedonia. Dr. Stankovic is a recipient of two US Fulbright Scholarships for IP Law and Technology Transfer. He is ranked in the top 1% (i.e., top 3,000) SSRN authors.
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    Mirjana Stankovic

    Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Macedonia
    Mirjana Stankovic holds a Ph.D. from the Economic Institute, University Ss Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia. She is also a holder of an LL.M. in International Intellectual Property Law from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she finished first in her class in Spring 2010. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, for which she has won the World Bank Robert McNamara fellowship. She is also a recipient of a Centre for International Cooperation and Development (CICOPS) scholarship from the University of Pavia, Italy.
  • Christina Stenvall-Kekkonen

    Chief Counsel, and Head of the Institutional and Administrative Legal Affairs, Nordic Investment Bank (NIB)
    Christina Stenvall-Kekkonen is Chief Counsel, and Head of Institutional and Administrative Legal Affairs in Nordic Investment Bank (NIB). In addition she is member of the Bank’s Committee on Fighting Corruption since its establishment in 2005 and works also otherwise closely with NIB’s Compliance function on issues related to anti-corruption and governance. Prior to joining NIB in 1997, she worked for seven years mainly in the field of insolvency law and related litigation at one of the major law firms in Finland (Borenius) and was then member of the Finnish Bar Association.
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    Tshiya Subayi

    Operations Officer, World Bank
    Tshiya Subayi is an Operations Officer and the Project Leader for French speaking countries of the Health in Africa Initiative which is a World Bank Group program to support the engagement of the private sector in health. She has 20 years’ experience working in gender and health. She instigated the first Bank support on female genital mutilation and along with other development partners was at the origin of the Donor’s Working Group on Female Genital Mutilation. Tshiya is a strong advocate of giving communities a voice in development and has co-authored: Female Genital Cutting: Women’s health and development and Using Voodoo to cast away HiV/AIDS in Benin.
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    Patricia Sulser

    Chief Counsel, Legal – Global Infrastructure, International Finance Corporation
    Patricia Sulser is a Chief Counsel at IFC, and the Global Lead Lawyer for IFC InfraVentures, an internally managed fund dedicated to early stage infrastructure project development. She handles complex infrastructure financing (debt and equity) on a global basis. Patricia is also a certified mediator and has served on the Investment Climate Department’s Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) Product Advisory Board.
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    James A. Thurber

    University Distinguished Professor of Government and Founder (1979) and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University
    Under James A. Thurber's direction, CCPS organizes biannually the Campaign Management Institute and the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute over the last two decades. He was the principal investigator of a seven-year grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to study campaign conduct. He was also the principal investigator of a four-year study of lobbying and ethics for the Committee for Economic Development and has works with the OECD on lobbying reforms issues. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Lobbying Law Reform. He worked with Senator Barak Obama on ethics and lobbying reforms.
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    Kristian Turkalj

    Former member of the Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union and appointed negotiator for Chapter 23 and 24 EU-Acquis
    Kristian Turkalj currently works as a senior justice expert mostly in the Western Balkans countries. Previously he has worked for the International Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Croatia until 2000. Since 2001 he has been a member of the Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union. In 2005, he was appointed as the negotiator for Chapter 23 and 24 of the EU-Aquis. He holds a Ph.D. in EU affairs, a Master Degree in International, Public and Private Law and is a graduate of the Zagreb Faculty of Law.
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    Sjef van Erp

    Professor, Maastricht University Faculty of Law, The Netherlands
    Sjef van Erp is Deputy Justice at the Court of Appeals of Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands), advisor for European law to the Royal Netherlands Society of Notaries and to the European Land Registry Association (, President of the Netherlands Comparative Law Association, Vice-President of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, and member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Legal Science, among other positions.
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    Thomas Vennen

    Head of Democratization in the OSCE/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
    Thomas Vennen was appointed Head of Democratization in the OSCE/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in 2010, where he is responsible for the Office’s rule of law, legislative support, democratic governance, gender and migration portfolios. Mr. Vennen started his career in the early 1990’ as international lawyer advising investors and governments on foreign investment conditions and harmonization of national legal and institutional frameworks with International and European Standards.
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    Sophie Vermeille

    Chairman and Co-founder, Institute Rules for Growth/Droit et Croissance
    Sophie Vermeille is a French qualified lawyer in restructuring and corporate law at DLA Piper in Paris and previously worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Clifford Chance. She is also a Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris and Paris II University (Panthéon Assas) and a Ph.D. candidate in the law and economics department of Paris II University, where she is currently writing a Ph.D. on economic analysis of bankruptcy law. She holds a Master degree in Business Law from Paris II University and a Master degree from King’s College London.
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    Joseph Vess

    Senior Program Officer, Promundo
    Joseph Vess is a Senior Program Officer at Promundo, focusing on sexual and gender-based violence prevention and men's engagement in crisis, conflict and post-conflict settings. In addition to directing the international initiative Living Peace: Men Beyond War, he coordinates Promundo’s work on gender-based violence prevention in post-conflict West and Central Africa and violence prevention with young men and boys in the former Yugoslavia. Over the years he has also worked with a wide variety of groups in the United States and internationally on bystander intervention skill-building, establishment of healthier masculine norms that challenge GBV, and men's engagement in women's economic empowerment initiatives.
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    Emilio C. Viano

    President, International Society for Criminology
    Emilio C. Viano has earned several law degrees in the U.K. and U.S. and a Ph.D. (“summa cum laude”) at New York University. He has been Professor at American University, the Washington College of Law and other universities worldwide, including the University of Paris. In 2014 at the 17th World Congress of Criminology in Mexico, which he organized, he was elected unanimously President of the International Society for Criminology. He is also General Reporter on Cybercrime for the International Association of Penal Law and President of the international group, Bellagio Forum for Security and Development.
  • David N. Wall

    Assistant General Counsel. FDIC
    David N. Wall is Assistant General Counsel in the FDIC’s Legal Division and heads the Division’s Complex Financial Institutions Section. The Section supports the FDIC’s execution of policies and program initiatives concerning the development of contingency strategies and resolution planning for, and review of, recovery and resolution plans developed by complex financial institutions as well as the FDIC’s international outreach and coordination efforts with regard to the resolution of complex financial institutions. Mr. Wall has provided legal support and assisted in the development of policy initiatives for implementation of significant portions of the Dodd-Frank Act and for development of key FDIC international initiatives, and has over 25 years’ experience in bank resolutions.
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    Andrew Wardell

    Research Capacity and Partnerships Director, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
    Andrew Wardell is Senior Manager of Research Capacity and Partnership Development at Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Prior to this new position, he was Research Director of CIFOR’s Forests and Governance Program (GOV). He managed 35 scientists and a portfolio of more than 20 research projects in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Read more
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    Lucy A. Williams

    Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Public Interest and Pro Bono Initiatives, Northeastern University, MA
    A US nationally recognized authority on welfare law and low-wage labor, Professor Williams focuses on the dependency created in low-wage labor relationships, and how the political rhetoric connecting "dependency" with receipt of welfare has diverted attention from the structural issues within low-wage labor markets. She has a long and impressive record as both an academic and a litigator in the areas of unemployment insurance, Social Security and related welfare programs.
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    Mark T. Williams

    Executive-in-Residence/Master Lecturer, Finance Department, Boston University School of Management
    Mark T. Williams is an academic, author and risk management expert. Prior to joining Boston University he worked as a trust banker, senior trading floor executive and as a Federal Reserve Bank examiner. Since 2002, he has been on the finance faculty at Boston University specializing in banking, energy and capital markets related matters. He teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2008, he was awarded the Boston University Beckwith Prize for excellence in teaching. Williams frequently appears in the national media and has been a guest columnist for the Financial Times, New York Times,,, Business Insider, Boston Globe and Foreign Policy Magazine.
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    Karl-Philipp Wojcik

    Member of the European Commission's Legal Service
    Karl-Philipp Wojcik is counselling the European Commission and its services on all matters of financial services regulation, in particular on banking and insurance regulation, the regulatory framework of the European Supervisory Authorities, credit rating agencies and deposit guarantee schemes. With his legal expertise and advice Karl-Philipp has been deeply involved in the development of the "Banking Union", namely the creation of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM). In addition, Karl-Philipp is regularly representing the European Commission in litigation before the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
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    Jan Wouters

    Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance
    Jan Wouters is Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, and founding Director of the Institute for International Law and of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, an interdisciplinary centre of excellence, at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). In Leuven, he teaches public international law, law of international organizations, the law of the World Trade Organization, space law and international humanitarian law.
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    Alexandra Wrage

    President, TRACE International
    Alexandra Wrage is president of TRACE, an international non-profit business association that provides tools and services to help companies reduce their risk of bribery. She is author of Bribery and Extortion: Undermining Business, Governments and Security, co-editor of How to Pay a Bribe: Thinking Like a Criminal to Thwart Bribery Schemes, and host of a training DVD Toxic Transactions: Bribery, Extortion and the High Price of Bad Business produced by NBC. She speaks frequently on topics of international law, innovative anti-corruption initiatives and hidden costs of corruption.
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    Anders G. Zeijlon

    Program Manager, Nordic Trust Fund, World Bank
    Anders G Zeijlon is the Program Manager for the Nordic Trust Fund, a World Bank knowledge and learning program for staff and management on how human rights relate to the Bank’s work. Before taking up his current position, Anders worked as acting director for regional programs in the World Bank Institute, program coordinator for Poland and the Baltic States, deputy resident representative in Kiev, Ukraine, and as task manager and economist for urban services/local government, infra, water and housing programs in Southern Africa.
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    Chiara Zilioli

    Director General Legal Services, European Central Bank
    Chiara Zilioli, LL.M., Ph.D., has worked all her career for the European integration project, in particular for the monetary union. She holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. from the European University Institute. From the Legal Service of the EU Council, where she started in 1989, she moved to the European Monetary Institute in 1995 and to the ECB in 1998 where she was appointed first Head of Division and then Director General of Legal Services (Director General Counsel) of the ECB.

    Ever have the feeling that the most valuable few minutes at a conference are after a lecture when you walk up to the podium and ask the speaker your key questions? Those minutes are exactly the ones this format aims to replicate. EXPERTS ON CALL is designed for participants to ask pertinent technical questions to experts in specific subject matters; it enables participants to ask questions to which they are seeking answers and “did not know who to ask”. Participants are invited to sign up offline for one-on-one twenty minute session and indicate their key issue(s)/question(s) when they sign up. Please find information about the Experts below.
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    Adejoké Babington-Ashaye

    Counsel, World Bank Administrative Tribunal
    Adejoké Babington-Ashaye is Counsel at the World Bank Administrative Tribunal. Prior to joining the World Bank she was an Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and an Associate Investigator in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Her publications include “The International Criminal Court and its Potential Impact on Development in Africa” in Africa and International Law: Reflections on the International Organization(Kamga and Mbengue eds. Pedone Publishing 2013).
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    Patricia Calmon Rangel

    Public Prosecutor, State of Espirito Santo, Brazil
    Patricia Calmon Rangel is also Expert in urbanism issues, Non-profit organizations overseer. She has a Master in Psychology from the Federal University of Espirito Santo – UFES, 1995/1997. She is the author of the following books: “Recurrent Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse” and “The Juvenile, The Law and The Offense”.
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    Sofia De Abreu Ferreira

    Counsel, World Bank
    Sofia De Abreu Ferreira is a Counsel at the International and Environmental Law Unit of the Legal Department at the World Bank, where, amongst other things, she provides legal advice on the environmental, social and health and safety aspects of World Bank operations. Prior to joining the World Bank, Sofia has worked extensively on EU and International environmental law issues in the EU and Environmental law areas of practice of one of the leading law firms in Portugal, Vieira de Almeida e Associados, R.L., Governance and Legal Affairs Unit of DG Environment, European Commission (Brussels), the Division for Sustainable Development, Department for Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (New York) and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (London).
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    Fabíula de Paula Secchin

    Public Prosecutor, State of Espirito Santo, Brazil
    Fabíula de Paula Secchin is also Coordinator of the Supporting Center for Educational Policies in the Public Prosecution Office of Espirito Santo, Brazil. She has a Postgraduate Degree in Public Management from the Rio Grande do Sul Public Prosecution Office School, 2013/2014.
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    Sabrina Coelho Machado Fajardo

    Public Prosecutor, State of Espirito Santo, Brazil
    Coordinator of the Studies and Capacity Improvement Center for the Public Prosecution Office in Espirito Santo Member of the board that coordinates the Brazilian High Studies Center for public prosecution offices Postgraduate Degree in Civil Law and Civil Procedural Law - Faculdade de Direito de Vitória -1998.
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    Jose Nicanor Gonzales

    Business Development Director, SICPA Government Security Solutions, Latin America
    Mr. Jose Nicanor Gonzales is also chairman of the Board (Andino Regional Capital SAC), Professor of Regional Development Policies and Economics (Universidad del Pacifico and Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola Graduate Schools) and Regional Advisor (David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, DRCLAS Harvard University, Santiago de Chile). He was Minister of Production, Government of Peru and Chairman of the National Commission against Illegal Trade and Drug Trafficking (December 2009-September 2010).
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    Rodrigo Kaysserlian

    Founding Partner, Krikor Kaysserlian Advogados Associados
    Rodrigo Kaysserlian is a specialist in International Asset Recovery and has vast experience in high court civil litigation, focusing on asset recovery and representation of finance institutions. For over 12 years, he has represented insolvency office holders, and for 8 years has participated in complex international asset recovery cases. Since 2013, Mr. Kaysserlian has been a member of ICC-FRAUDNET, a network of lawyers working in this area.
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    Walid Labadi

    Chief Counsel, International Finance Corporation
    Walid is currently Chief Counsel and IFC's Global Lead Counsel for Oil & Gas. Walid’s practice is focused on infrastructure projects with an emphasis on large syndicated transactions in MENA and Africa. Among the more notable transactions in which Walid has provided legal support within IFC are the Baku Tblisi Ceyan pipeline, Tullow Oil, Cairn India, Kosmos, Enerjisa, MBJ Airports, the Queen Alia International Airport and the yet to be closed Oyu Tolgoi transaction. Prior to joining IFC, Walid was Chief Counsel and Manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development years where he worked in all sectors, but with an emphasis on large multi-sourced infrastructure transactions. Before working for international financial institutions, Walid worked for Sidley & Austin in Chicago, and White & Case in New York and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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    Gordon Myers

    Chief Counsel, Technology and Private Equity, International Finance Corporation
    Gordon Myers is Chief Counsel, Technology and Private Equity, of International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Gordon has been lead counsel for IFC's venture capital and funds investment practices. He has been active in corporate governance matters, including IFC's directorship and share voting policies, and has also played an active role in developing approaches to improving ESG alignment and performance of IFC's investment funds. He is presently working with counsel from other DFIs, including CDC and DEG, to develop a harmonized framework for funds investments. Gordon is also a core member of the Bank Group's Science, Technology and Innovation Global Expert Team. He holds an A.B. from Stanford University, a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School.
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    José María Figueres Olsen

    President, SICPA Government Security Solutions, Latin America
    Mr. José María Figueres Olsen served as Minister of State and was later elected President of Costa Rica (1994-1998) at the age of 39. José María pioneered the linkage between sustainable development and technology, which he continued after his work in the government by helping create and then leading the United Nations ICT Task Force as its first Chairperson (1999). He was the first person to become CEO of the World Economic Forum (2003), where he strengthened global corporate ties to social and governmental sectors.
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    Fernanda Galizia Noriega

    Trial Judge, 28th Criminal Court of São Paulo
    Fernanda Galizia Noriega is a Judge since 1997 (São Paulo Court of Justice), a Coordinator of the International Law area at the São Paulo School of Judges, 2013, and a Professor at the São Paulo School of Judges. She holds Master’s Degrees in Criminal Law (USP, Brazil), Sociology of Law (International Institute for the Sociology of Law – Spain), and Comparative Law (Samford University, USA).
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    Armando Sergio Prado de Toledo

    Justice, São Paulo State Court of Justice
    Armando Sergio Prado de Toledo is a Justice of the São Paulo State Court of Justice (SPSCJ), Private Law Section. He has been the Institutional Relations Coordinator of the Presidency of the SPSCJ from 2008 to 2012. He has also served as Interim Vice-President of SPSCJ from January to March 2011 and Adviser to the Presidency from 1985 to 1994. He is the elected Director of the São Paulo School of Judges. He holds a Doctor’s Degree in Criminal Sciences from the University of Lisbon and a Doctor Honoris Causa from Universitatea de Vest “Vasile Goldis” din Arad, Romania (2012).
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    Jorge Trujillo Puentes

    Business Development Director, SICPA Government Security Solutions, Latin America
    Mr. Jorge Trujillo Puentes is an industrial Civil Engineer, Universidad de Chile, holds a Master in Tax Administration, UNED Spain, has 18 years of working experience in the Chilean Tax Administration in areas of Tax and Economic Studies, Human Resources and Examination as leading projects of reorganization of functions and system development and 2 years of experience as Tax Director at the Telefonica Chile – the largest communications company in Chile.
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    Helena Refosco

    Trial Judge, 4th Civil Court of São Paulo
    Helena Refosco is a Specialist in Judicial Reform. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the area of Human Rights at the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo. Helena published "The Montreal Convention and Civil Liability in International Air Transport. Revista Trimestral de Direito Civil, v. 46, p. 53-77, 2011".
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    José Vicente Santini

    José Vicente Santini’s experience includes international, corporate and contract law. He was a legal advisor to the Ministry of Civil Aviation during the reform of civil aviation in Brazil.
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    Patricia Sulser

    Chief Counsel, International Finance Corporation
    Patricia Sulser is a Chief Counsel at International Finance Corporation, based in Washington, DC. She is the Global Lead Lawyer for IFC InfraVentures, a $150 million internally managed fund established by IFC in 2008 to fund and proactively develop private and public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects in the poorest emerging market countries. Ms. Sulser has been involved in the financing of complex, multi-party infrastructure projects for her entire career at IFC and before in private practice in the New York, London and Hong Kong offices of Shearman & Sterling. She leads the IFC Legal Department Public Private Partnership practice group and coordinates with colleagues from around the World Bank Group and other development financial institutions on the G20 and World Bank Group PPP agenda.
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    Chieko Takeshita

    Chief Counsel, International Finance Corporation
    Chieko Takeshita is Chief Counsel at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, where she is the global lead counsel for the IFC Legal Department’s equity practice. She has been involved in a wide variety of legal, policy, structuring and documentation issues related to IFC’s equity portfolio in the emerging markets, including directorships, voting of shares, minority investor protection rights, listed equity, quasi-equity, coinvestments and policy issues. Prior to joining IFC, Chieko worked at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York and Washington, D.C. and received her J.D. from Yale Law School.
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    Andrea Teixeira de Souza

    Public Prosecutor, State of Espirito Santo, Brazil
    Andrea Teixeira de Souza is also Coordinator of the Supporting Center for Childhood and Youth Affairs in the Public Prosecution Office of Espirito Santo, Brazil, Vice Coordinator of the Permanent National Commission of Childhood and Youth in Brazil, and Former Fulbright Scholar at Washington College of Law - American University (Human Rights – Hubert H. Humphrey Program - 2008/2009), in Washington DC.
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    Pierre Viaud

    Senior Director Public Affairs & Government Relations. SICPA
    Mr. Pierre Viaud has 30 years of international experience in Management of Government Affairs and Business Development as Executive Consultant or Senior Executive for large multinational companies and Governmental Institutions. He has studied at Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne and Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), was a professor at University of Louvain and has written multiple books.
  • The Law, Justice and Development Week 2014 Team would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support.



Sponsorship Opportunities

We welcome sponsorship from companies and organizations who work in the field of Law, Justice and Development. Please click here for Sponsorship Information.

Online Registration to the LJD Week 2014 is now closed. Late registration will be available on-site at 1818 H Street, NW, starting Monday October 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM. A late registration fee of $100 will be added to the regular fee.


Registration Fees

  Full Week One Day
Speaker Free Free
Regular $400 $200
ABA Member $320 $160
Non-Governmental Organizations $200 $100
Governmental and Intergovernmental Organizations $200 $100
Student $150 $75
GFLJD Member Free Free
IMF Free Free
World Bank Group Free Free


Those who are not registered participants in LJD Week can register to attend the ABA Reception on the evening of Monday, October 20, 2014 for $25.  Registration is now closed.  There is no charge for registered participants.

Cancellation Policy

Paid Participants

You may cancel the registration on or before Friday October 10, 2014, 6:00 pm EST, in which case you will receive a reimbursement of 70% of the registration fee. In all other cases, including no-show, the financial responsibilities of the participants remain fully effective.

GFLJD/IMF/World Bank Group Participants

We will charge a no-show fee of $200 if you don't cancel your registration by Friday October 10,  2014, 6:00 pm EST.
List of GFLJD Partners


Main entrance for registered participants
1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433

Security procedure
Please bring a valid photo ID (such as your national passport) to enter the World Bank premises.

Collection of identification passes
Please collect your identification pass and event badge at the registration desk.
Your identification pass will be valid for the whole week and will be required when you wish to enter Bank premises. For identification and security reasons, participants must display their identification passes visibly at all times while in the Bank premises.

The loss of an identification pass must be reported immediately to the registration desk or security personnel.


The World Bank will provide reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities as long as we are informed of special needs in writing at the time of registration. Please contact to specify your accommodation needs.


Please be advised that it is the responsibility of participants to obtain a visa to enter the United States if applicable. You will need a passport that is valid for no less than three months following your departure from the United States.
Please consult the respective United States Consulate regarding United States visa application deadlines and documentation required


All event-related-expenses: travel, accommodation, medical insurance and other arrangements are the responsibility of the participants.


Metro Directions
The nearest station on the Orange Line is Farragut West (about 2 blocks from the main World Bank building). The nearest station on the Red Line is Farragut North (about 3-4 blocks from the main building). For more information about the Washington, DC metro, see Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Most trains arriving to Washington, DC arrive at Union Station. To get to the World Bank, either take a taxi or take the Red Line Metro from Union Station to Farragut North. From there, it is about 3-4 blocks to the main World Bank building. For more train information, see Amtrak.


Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations. We urge participants to make reservations as soon as possible since local hotels fill up quickly.

The Hotels recommended for LJD Week 2014 are:

The St. Gregory Luxury
2033 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel (202) 530 3611

Hampton Inn Washington
1729 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20433
Tel (202) 296-1006


For additional information, please send an email to

Powerpoint Template for LJD Week 2014


Coordinators are responsible for the implementation of the sessions, and to organize/execute the logistical requirements for a successful event. Coordinators will:

  • Liaise with LJD Week organizational team and speakers/panelists/moderators in respect with the content and logistics, e.g. provide PowerPoint template to speakers/panelists, and collect bios/presentations.
  • Confirm to LJD Week organizational team the session information including, session description, names of chairs/speakers using the session description template.
  • Organize conference calls/meetings with speakers/panelists before the session to define the plan or strategy they will use to run the session.
  • Work with a designated Rapporteur who will take note on the main findings, conclusions and recommendations of each session and prepare a short summary report (ca. 400 words/half page) indicating name of the speakers, title, number of interveners from the audience, main findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Attend the session and resolve any problems as they will come up.


The Chairs will introduce the session and topics, manage the time accordingly to address all questions, guide discussions and summarize conclusions. Specifically the Chairs will:

  • Introduce themselves and the Speakers.
  • Introduce the topic and duration of the Session.
  • Outline the scope of topic to be discussed and related questions to be addressed.
  • Stimulate discussions on conclusions and recommendations based upon time remaining.
  • Sum up with concluding highlights about how law and justice concepts, tools and knowledge can be used to improve development delivery and help translate the values of voice, social contract and accountability into development impact.

Moderators and Speakers

Moderators and Invited speakers should ensure that they:

  • Are familiar with the speakers, their bio data and their names.
  • Meet or talk before the session to define the plan or strategy they will use to run the session, ensuring an interesting exchange of information with the active participation of the audience.
  • Identify suitable, to-the-point questions targeted to the speakers, in case no questions come from the audience.
  • When introducing the speaker please indicate his/her name, nationality, title or specialization, title of the presentation (if applicable) and allocated time.
  • Monitor the time of the presentation, informing the speaker, if necessary, of the time left or of the need to conclude his/her presentation.
  • Give the floor to the audience for questions, remarks, comments, etc. avoiding unnecessary discussion, long monologues, etc.
  • Provide time to the speakers to reply or comment on questions and issues raised by the audience – if necessary, re-group questions and redirect them to the speakers eliciting the most important issues, if time is limited.
  • Present a summary of the discussion, highlighting any conclusions and recommendations.
  • Thank the speakers and the audience for their participation.


Rapporteurs should ensure that they are familiar with the speakers, their bio data and their names and will:

  • Accurately record names of all speakers.
  • Take note on the main findings, conclusions and recommendations of each session.
  • Take note of those questions/remarks from the floor which could be of interest for consideration in the session Summary Report, as well as of the replies from the speakers.
  • Prepare, for the Session Coordinator's review, a short summary report (max. 400 words) indicating name of the speakers, title of session, number of interveners from the audience, the solutions provided during the session on how law and justice concepts, tools and knowledge can be used to improve development delivery and help translate the values of voice, social contract and accountability into development impact. These solutions will be collected and published as the session's contribution to the whole LJD Week report made public after the conference.

Room Monitors

  • Insure AV is in working order.
  • Make sure the PowerPoint presentation is up and running.
  • Ensure water for the chairs, moderators and speakers are placed where they seat.
  • Ensure that the place cards with name are in the right order and table.


Please contact Christiaan van der Does de Willebois for any additional information.


LJD Week 2014 Photo Gallery
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