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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 13, 2011

Professor Anita Ramasastry speaks at the Libya Transparency Roundtable held in Tripoli

SEATTLE – University of Washington School of Law Professor Anita Ramasastry presents “Licensing & Contracts in post-Gaddafi Libya” as part of an invited team of international experts who are meeting to discuss the future of Libya’s oil concessions, to ensure transparency of oil revenues to protect citizens and to safeguard Libya’s oil revenues are used to help grow the economy.

The Roundtable will gather around 40-50 representatives of Libyan governments and state institutions, Libyan civil society organizations, academic community and international experts. The purpose of the roundtable is to stimulate a free-flowing and focused discussion that generates concrete and viable recommendations for the Transitional Government and civil society in Libya.

Prof. Ramasastry joined the faculty of the University of Washington School of Law in 1996. She has served as a staff attorney at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, an associate attorney at the international law firm of White & Case in Budapest, Hungary, and assistant professor of law at the Central European University in Budapest. She has served as an advisor to the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Commerce on international commercial law matters. She earned her B.A. from Harvard University, her M.A. from the University of Sydney, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Her current research focuses on the accountability of economic actors in conflict and weak governance zones.

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