Energy Connectivity and Investment Disputes in Eurasia

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
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CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S020 (Belfer Case Study Room)

Join the Negotiation Task Force for a guest lecture by Urban Rusnák, Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat, about the challenges of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the context of Eurasian energy connectivity.

Urban Rusnák became Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat in January 2012. He has focused on the modernization of the Energy Charter Process, and on the updating of the institutional arrangements for the Conference. The culmination of the modernization efforts has been the adoption of the international Energy Charter in May 2015. Rusnák holds an M.Sc. from the Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas and a Ph.D. from the Ankara University Institute of Social Sciences.

Mark Wu is the Henry L. Stimson Professor at Harvard Law School.  His research focuses on international trade law, including issues concerning emerging economies, digital trade, intellectual property, trade remedies, environment, and investment. Wu is a Faculty Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, a member of the Faculty Advisory Committees of the East Asian Legal Studies Program and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and a Faculty Associate of Harvard University’s Center for the Environment.


Urban Rusnák, Secretary General, Energy Charter Secretariat
Moderator: Mark Wu, Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Opening remarks: Rawi Abdelal, Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School; Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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