In early April, IIEL welcomed Stéphane Kerjean, Head of Section at the European Central Bank (ECB) – Banking Supervision, to our Spring 2017 International Economic Law Colloquium. Mr. Kerjean spoke about the ECB and the Single Supervisory Mechanism, providing context for our students about the general organization, operational challenges, and supervisory model of the ECB banking supervision function. Students also learned about the nature of the cooperation between SSM and SRM, the supervision and resolution pillars of the Banking Union.
The IIEL has been pleased to host several guest speakers during this semester’s Colloquium. Topics ranged from:
- “Renegotiating NAFTA: The View from Mexico,” with Ken Smith Ramos, Head of Mexico’s NAFTA Office in Washington;
- “Ethics and Globalization,” with IMF General Counsel Sean Hagan and Mike Gadbaw, former Vice President and General Counsel at GE, with responsibility for global government relations, transactions support, compliance, regulations and policy;
- “Fin Tech Charters,” with Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) Chief Counsel Amy Friend and OCC Chief of Staff Paul Nash; and
- “China’s Influence on Non-Trade Concerns in International Economic Law,” with Paolo Farah, Professor of Law, West Virginia University and Jim Feinerman, Associate Dean for Transnational Programs; Co-Director, Georgetown Law Asia; James M. Morita Professor of Asian Legal Studies.