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13 Aug 2020, 6:06 am
Pix ©Larry atá Backer; Tourist stop  in Matanzas Province on the way to the beaches of Varadero (2017)Reminder; today begins the first of three days of panels and discussions around Cuba, pandemic, and the regional situation in the Caribbean and Latin America as part of Cuba from the Castros to COVID: An ASCE Virtual Conference, 13-15 August 2020. [read post]
28 Apr 2015, 6:27 am
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2015) This from Matteo Tonello at the Conference Board: Disclosure of climate change risk becomes more prominent in the United States Access Sustainability Practices 2015 Dashboard Download the Key Findings Research conducted by The Conference Board in collaboration with Bloomberg and GRI shows that disclosure of the business risks of climate change is becoming more prominent, especially among US companies. [read post]
29 Jan 2013, 7:40 am by Larry Catá Backer
  ("Sleeping Dog", pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2013) This post links to my comments of these issues as they relate specifically to the changes at Penn State.Form and Function in Faculty Governance: Aligning Governance Structures With Changing Realities of University Administration  Senate Forensic on Senate Institutional Reorganization  (Jan. 8, 2013),  Responding to the Senate Self Study Forensic--The Senate Can Work Better. [read post]
2 Apr 2016, 10:22 am
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)I have previously posted about the  Pace International Law Review 2016 Symposium: Cuba and Iran--A Look at Global Trade and Development and its 2016 Blaine Sloan Lecture on International Law.It was my great pleasure to present some thoughts at the 2016 Symposium on the theme of the necessary internationalization of Cuban corporate social responsibility as the Cuban state and its enterprises become more heavily… [read post]
25 Mar 2014, 8:08 pm
  The conference is organized by Larry Catá Backer of the School of Law and International Affairs at Penn State with Keren Wang (Penn State MIA 2013, Ph.D: candidate Penn State School of Communication Arts and Sciences) and Shan Gao (candidate Penn State Law SJD) . [read post]
6 Jan 2015, 7:09 am
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2015) I have been posting about the consequences of the December 2014 announcement of movements toward the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba. [read post]
4 Dec 2014, 8:42 am
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2014) The Office of the Higher Commissioner for Human Rights Civil Society Section has just announced the availability, for download, of the following publications.New Publications: Frequently Asked Questions about the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (HR/PUB/14/3, 52 pp.) [read post]
22 Apr 2022, 6:58 pm
  Speakers include Piero Cipollone (Bank of Italy); Carmine Di Noia (OECD); Andrea Renda (EUI and CEPS); Antonio Nicita (European Commission RSB-Regulatory Scrutiny Board); Elisabeth Noble (EBA); Carla Reyes (SMU Dedman School of Law); Marianne Bechara (IMF); Silvio Micali (MIT-Algorand); Philipp Paech (LSE); Giusella Finocchiaro (Bologna and Chair WG UNCITRAL on E-Commerce); Fabio Bassan (Ropma Tre); Larry Catá Backer (Penn State); Teresa Rodriguez de… [read post]
27 Feb 2020, 4:08 pm
I was honored to have been interviewed by Mohammad Al-Moshigh (LL.B, LL.M. legal specialist) who is doing advanced graduate study here at Penn State.In his words:Today I had the honor to speak with the godfather of Law and my greatest Professor Larry Catá Backer .It was an interesting interview in which we talked about the most important skill that lawyers should have when communicating with their clients.🙏🏻I take this opportunity to… [read post]
6 Feb 2014, 2:33 pm
(Pix (C) Larry Catá Backer 2014)This Blog Essay site devotes every February to a series of integrated but short essays on a single theme. [read post]
2 Feb 2019, 8:17 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2019)In this post and those that follow we will begin to flesh out what we see as the great challenges of democracy in illiberal states, and the methods undertaken by the Caribbean (Cuban) form of Marxism Leninism, to meet those challenges. [read post]
30 Sep 2012, 11:55 am by Larry Catá Backer
 (Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 20'12)For a consideration of these issues within the American university, see, Administrative Bloat by Deans and Other Unit Administrators--An Overlooked but Important Source of Direct Attack on Shared Governance;  and Administrative Bloat and Managing Faculty-Administrative Conflict; Address of J. [read post]
21 Apr 2010, 8:21 pm by Larry Catá Backer
  See Larry Catá Backer, Changes in the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund Ethical Guidelines and Active Ownership, Law at the End of the Day, April 5,  2010. [read post]
20 Sep 2009, 1:04 pm by Larry Catá Backer
See, Larry Catá Backer, Sovereign Investing in Times of Crisis: Global Regulation of Sovereign Wealth Funds, State Owned Enterprises and the Chinese Experience, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2009. [read post]
21 Jul 2015, 8:24 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2015)The history of the United States has been, if nothing else, a history of tremendous battles over the definition and control of the societal structures that define and discipline its politics, law, and culture--its sense of self as a polity and community. [read post]
15 Dec 2011, 5:57 pm by Larry Catá Backer
  See,  Larry Catá Backer,   From Hatuey to Che: Indigenous Cuba Without Indians and the U.N. [read post]
17 Jan 2015, 8:33 am
 (Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2015)Frank Ravitch has produced one of the most interesting approaches to the study of the legal interaction of law and religion within the U.S: constitutional system. [read post]
19 Aug 2012, 7:45 pm by Larry Catá Backer
., Backer, Larry Catá, "Cuban Corporate Governance at the Crossroads: Cuban Marxism, Private Economic Collectives and Free Market Globalism" Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2005). [read post]