Douglas Branson in Australia and New Zealand

In February, Professor Douglas Branson gave a series of presentations and speeches at various universities in Australia and New Zealand.  These included talks at the law faculty at Australian National University in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; the Corporate Law Teachers’ Association (CLTA) Annual Meeting in Queensland; Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland; and the School of Business, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.  At Canberra and at the CLTA meeting, Professor Branson’s subject was “Initiatives to Place Women on Corporate Boards of Directors.”  He acted as the keynote speaker at the CLTA meeting, which was attended by over 300 law teachers from Australia, New Zealand, Vannatu, Singapore, Korea, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa.  His keynote speech was followed by a panel discussion.  He also convened and spoke at a second panel discussion on “Globalization and Corporate Law Teaching.” In New Zealand, Professor Branson also acted as keynote speaker, providing an introduction to a half day program.  His address was followed by an address by the Human Rights Commissioner for New Zealand , the Honorable Judy McGregor, by speakers from Deakin University and the University of Wollongong in Australia, and by speakers from several New Zealand universities (Massey University and the University of Auckland).


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