Law, Identity, and Economic Development in the Post-Colonial Era: The Case of the Northern Atlantic and Larger Caribbean Regions

Date & Time Apr 21 2023 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis
Miguel Centeno
Andrew Moravcsik
Martin W. Sybblis
Marla Dukharan
Eleanor Brown
Christopher Bruner
Patsy Lewis
Eduardo Bhatia
Tammy Richardson-Augustus
Steven Dean
Kevin Davis
William Moon
Racquel Moses
Stacy-ann Robinson
Vikramaditya Khanna
Jay Butler
Audience Open to the Public

The symposium will explore the cultural, legal, and institutional tools available to post-colonial jurisdictions seeking to grow their economies in a rapidly changing and increasingly post-global world. It will explore this puzzle through the lens of smaller nation-states and territories in the Northern Atlantic and larger Caribbean regions. Many of these jurisdictions have struggled economically since gaining their sovereignty or increasing their internal autonomy. Others have been more successful. Scholars and practitioners will analyze the governance and institutional arrangements that have contributed to the divergence in fortune in this part of the Global South.

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Opening Remarks: 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

  • Miguel Centeno, Musgrave Professor of Sociology & Executive Vice-Dean, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
  • Andrew Moravcsik, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs; Director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton; and Director of the European Union Program at Princeton
  • Martin W. Sybblis, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Law & Visiting Fellow, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Keynote Address: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

  • Marla Dukharan, Caribbean Economist: The Caribbean Now and the Caribbean Tomorrow: The Formula for our Future Prosperity

Panel 1 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Economic Identity and the Benefits of Economic Diversification for Smaller Jurisdictions

  • Eleanor Brown, Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law
  • Christopher Bruner, Stembler Family Distinguished Professor in Business Law at University of Georgia School of Law
  • Patsy Lewis, Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown University
  • Moderator: Eduardo Bhatia, John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co. Visiting Professor and Visiting Lecturer in Public and International Affairs at Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Panel II – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Building and Evaluating Regulatory Capacity in Smaller Jurisdictions

  • Miguel Centeno, Musgrave Professor of Sociology and Executive Vice-Dean, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
  • Tammy Richardson-Augustus, Partner at Appleby, Bermuda
  • Steven Dean, Professor at Brooklyn Law School
  • Moderator: Kevin Davis, Beller Family Professor of Business Law at New York University School of Law

Panel III – 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 pm: Approaches to Investment Promotion for Smaller Jurisdictions

  • William Moon, Associate Professor at University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Racquel Moses, CEO Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator
  • Stacy-ann Robinson, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Colby College
  • Moderator: Vikramaditya Khanna, William W. Cook Professor of Law at University of Michigan Law School and Co-Director of the Joint Centre for Corporate and Financial Law and Policy

Concluding Remarks – 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Jay Butler, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Martin Sybblis, Visiting Fellow at Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and Associate Professor at Emory University School of Law