Larry Catá Backer's comments on current issues in transnational law and policy. These essays focus on the constitution of regulatory communities (political, economic, and religious) as they manage their constituencies and the conflicts between them. The context is globalization. This is an academic field-free zone: expect to travel "without documents" through the sometimes strongly guarded boundaries of international relations, constitutional, international, comparative, and corporate law.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Registration Now Open: Cuba From the Castros to COVID: An ASCE Virtual Conference August 13-15, 2020
The Concept Note provides an overview of the themes that will be
explored during the three days of the virtual conference. You are
invited to engage with the Concept Note; please send us your comments,
questions, statements and the like, and we will be happy to post them as
These may be accessed via CPE YouTube Channel (or QR Code). Follow
the link above for the listing of all interviews and links to your
The Conference Program may be accessed HERE. The Conference extends over three days and offers six exciting events. They include four panels: They include (1) The Cuban Economy and Prospects after COVID-19; (2) The Cuba Venezuela Relationship; (3) “Destrabando” the Cuban Economy: An Assessment of Reforms and the Road Ahead; and (4) a Roundtable on Developments in Moving Beyond Cuba’s Dual Currency System. In addition, we are delighted to host the annual Carlos Diaz Alejandro Lecture. This year’s lecturer is Alejandro de la Fuente, Harvard University, who will speak to “Racism with Equality? Measuring Racial Inequality in Cuba, 1980-2010.” Lastly we continue with our tradition of highlighting the work of undergraduate and graduate students. As in prior years (but this time virtually) ASCE will present a panel of the winners of the ASCE student paper competition.
Registration is required but free; space is limited. Registration permits the user to attend any combination of the six Conference events. Those wishing to attend all events, for example, must register for all
six. Those wishing to attend fewer events may register for those panels
of interest to them. Please contact us with questions. Attendance for each event requires a separate registration.