Latin American Leaders, UF Faculty Featured at CGR Conference

Published: April 1st, 2002

Category: News

Annual ‘Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas’ Set for April 22

Officials and academicians from Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Argentina, Mexico and Cuba will be among participants at the third annual Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas conference April 22. Two panels on Cuban issues also are scheduled for the event, organized by the law school’s Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR). A number of law school faculty also will participate. Keynote address will be by Adrian Makuc, Argentina’s director of foreign trade policy and secretariat of industry and ministry of economy, who will speak on “Argentina’s Efforts at Financial Recovery.” All sessions will be held at the Sheraton Hotel. Discussion topics include “Organized Crime, Terrorism and Money Laundering in the Americas,” “Environmental Damages and Crimes,” and “Legal Education in the Americas.” According to JoAnn Klein, CGR development director and conference coordinator, among law school officials and faculty making presentations will be Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law Fletcher N. Baldwin Jr., director of the Center for International Financial Crimes Studies; Jeffry Wade, CGR’s director of the Environmental Division; Stephen Powell, CGR’s International Trade Law Program director; Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law Michael Gordon; Levin Mabie Levin Professor of Law Berta Hernandez-Truyol; Dean Jon Mills, and law student Jessica Parker, president of the International Law Society. Additional details and registration available through Lenny Kennedy of CGR (392.2237 or

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