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Brendan Brown Lecture examines third-world food trade

Loyola press release - April 11, 2011

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents its annual 2011 Brendan Brown Lecture on Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. in the College of Law, Room 405. The featured speaker this year is James Thuo Gathii, associate dean for research and scholarship and the Governor George E. Pataki Professor of International Commercial Law at Albany Law School. The presentation, “Food Sovereignty for Poor Countries in the Global Trading System,” is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Gathii’s research and expertise focus on the international areas of economics, public law, intellectual property and trade law, as well as on issues of good governance and legal reform as they relate to the third world and sub-Saharan Africa.

Gathii has published more than 40 articles and book chapters and is a member of the International Law Association’s Study Committee on the Meaning of War. He received his Bachelor of Law from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Law and Doctor of Juridical Science from Harvard Law School. Gathii’s recent book, “War, Commerce, and International Law,” was published by Oxford University Press in 2010.

The Brendan Brown Natural Law Institute, established through the generosity of the late Brendan Brown who was a former faculty member of the College of Law, sponsors a major annual lecture, colloquia and other scholarly activities in keeping with Brown’s love of natural law and scholarly discourse.

For more information, contact Jessica Howard at 504-861-5760 or jkhoward@loyno.edu or Dominique Custos, professor of law, at 504-861-5660 or dcustos@loyno.edu.