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April 13, 2004

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
WDI, Law School to host Globalization, Law and Development Conference

DATES: April 16, 2:15-5:30 p.m.; April 17, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; April 18, 9 a.m.-noon.

EVENT: The William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan Business School and the University of Michigan Law School's Center for International and Comparative Law and the John M. Olin Center for Law & Economics will host a conference on how best to promote development in an era of globalization.

It will be chaired by WDI Executive Director Jan Svejnar, Law School professor Reuven Avi-Yonah, and assistant Law School professor Michael Barr. Keynote speakers will be U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Daniel Kaufmann, director for global governance at the World Bank Institute.

Discussion at the conference will center on three critical components of the "Millenium Development Goals" set out by the United Nations to reduce global poverty by 2020. Those are:

• For development assistance, what is the appropriate mix of public investments and what is the best way to advance them?

• For trade, how can developing countries gain access to industrial country markets, should poorer countries be allowed longer to comply with trade rules and should one set of common rules apply for all countries?

• For institutional reform, should development assistance be used to help build effective and corruption-free government?

LOCATION: University of Michigan Law School, Room 250, Hutchins Hall. It is free and open to the public.

WEBSITE: For more information on the conference, visit www.law.umich.edu/globalization.

Contact: Dan Shine
Phone: (734) 615-4563
E-mail: danshine@umich.edu