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25 Apr 2017, 2:27 pm
Those reflections are followed by a bio of Dean Shen Wei.Reflections on Shen Wei: "One Belt One Road Initiative and Beyond in the Context of (Anti-) Globalization" Larry Catá Backer (白 轲)Dean Shen Wei first noted that what seemed like a straightforward question, on the OBOR initiative, actually serves as a nexus point for a more complex series of issues around which China is shaping its macro-economic policies. [read post]
23 Apr 2017, 8:41 am
Penn State University, University Park, PA April 21, 2017.Larry Catá Backer (Professor, Penn State University)I have been tasked with the great responsibility of closing this excellent conference. [read post]
19 Apr 2017, 2:33 pm
Moderator: Larry Catá BackerCoffee Break (3:20-3:35pm)Panel 3 (3:35-5:35pm)The Rise of New Societal Orders and Global Supply Chains, Labor and Investment MarketsPanelists:Larry Catá Backer(Professor, Penn State University): The Privatization of GovernanceNichlas Rowland (Professor, Penn State University) & Matthew Jon Spaniol (Professor, Roskilde University):Futures for China: Results from Pre-conference Scenario Planning… [read post]
17 Apr 2017, 1:26 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2017)I have just posted a preliminary draft of an article that is currently entitled The Corporate Social Responsibilities of Financial Institutions for the Conduct of their Borrowers: The View from International Law and Standards. [read post]
11 Apr 2017, 3:01 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016) I will be teaching a course on Corporate Social Responsibility. [read post]
5 Apr 2017, 7:47 am
  Central Planning Versus Markets Marxism: Their Differences and Consequences for the International Ordering of State, Law, Politics, and Economy Larry Catá Backer ABSTRACT Two theories of Marxist state organization have been developing recently, each pointing in quite distinct ways to the organization of society, the state, government and the role of the vanguard Party. [read post]
3 Apr 2017, 2:46 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2015)It is my great privilege to have been encouraged to design and hold a week long embedded course program through Pennsylvania State University. [read post]
2 Apr 2017, 8:49 pm
(Pix  Larry Catñá Backer 2017) Our time in Cuba ended on Sunday, 12 March, when the group returned home to the U.S. [read post]
1 Apr 2017, 11:52 am
A Critiqueof Legalization Within the State Under the Premises of Globalization Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 24, No.1, 2017 Larry Catá Backer Abstract Recent efforts have sought to theorize the legalization of the social and economic sphere that is undiminished by time. [read post]
30 Mar 2017, 9:44 am
Financial Sector Responsibility for Human Rights Conduct of Borrowers: Lessons from the Extractives Sector The Responsibilities of Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Other Financial Institutions to Respect Human Rights: The Example of the Extractives Sector Financing (March 2017) Larry Catá Backer W. [read post]
28 Mar 2017, 8:45 am
(Pix  Larry Catá Backer 2017)For those who might find this sort of engagement interesting, I pass along a "Call for Inputs" for the Human Rights High Commissioner's forthcoming report on civil society space. [read post]
23 Mar 2017, 1:59 pm
   --> Sovereign Wealth Funds, Capacity Building, Development, and Governance  Larry Catá BackerAbstract:  Though operating in some form or another for over half a century, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) did not become an object of general attention until the early part of the 21st century when a combination of the need of developed states for investment and the growing acceptability of state investment in private markets abroad made… [read post]
21 Mar 2017, 8:36 am
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2017)The Varadero beaches are a crown jewels of Cuban visions for a vibrant and profitable tourist sector. [read post]
19 Mar 2017, 2:14 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2015)It is my great privilege to have been encouraged to design and hold a week long embedded course program through Pennsylvania State University. [read post]
19 Mar 2017, 8:58 am
Sovereign Wealth Funds, Capacity Building, Development, and Governance Larry Catá Backer, W. [read post]
16 Mar 2017, 7:08 pm
Joel Slawotsky, of the Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel, and the Law and Business Schools of the College of Management, Rishon LeZion, Israel has guest blogged for "Law at the End of the Day"  on issues relating to corporate liability under international law  (e.g., "Rethinking Financial Crimes and Violations of International Law", Jan. 9, 2013; "Corporate Liability Under The Alien Tort Statute: The Latest Twist"April 26,… [read post]
16 Mar 2017, 12:48 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2015)It is my great privilege to have been encouraged to design and hold a week long embedded course program through Pennsylvania State University. [read post]