Speaker - Terra Lawson-Remer

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Terra Lawson-Remer (J.D., Ph.D.) is Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the New School University, in New York City. Her research addresses globalization and the political economy of economic development, including property rights, natural resource governance, states and markets, climate change, economic and social rights, fragile states, and the relationship between formal law and informal social norms. Terra has conducted field research in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the South Pacific. She is currently on leave and serving as a Senior Advisor for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.

Previously Terra held positions at the UN World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Latham & Watkins, LLP; Amnesty International USA; the Ethical Globalization Initiative; and the New York Civil Liberties Union; and worked as a consultant to and organizer for numerous grassroots environmental and social justice organizations. Terra also co-founded and directed STARC: Students Transforming & Resisting Corporations, a national membership-based organization that advocated for corporate responsibility in the face of increased globalization and pushed for greater public accountability by the World Bank, IMF, and WTO.

Terra earned her B.A. in Ethics, Politics & Economics from Yale University; her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Dean's Merit Scholar; and her Ph.D. in Political Economy from New York University's Law & Society Institute.

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The Backlash: Zuccotti Park and Beyond

10.26.10 | 00:37:54 min | 0 comments