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Professor Ramasastry Installed as Gittinger Professor

Professor Anita Ramasastry

Professor Anita Ramasastry will be installed as the D. Wayne and Anne Gittinger Professor of Law on Thursday, April 30 at 4 p.m. in William H. Gates Hall Room 138. The installation ceremony will include Professor Ramasastry’s lecture, "The Quest for Global Financial Integrity: Stopping the Illicit Financial Flows of Terrorists, Tax Dodgers, and Kleptocrats," followed by a reception in Room 115.

Ramasastry joined the faculty in 1996. Her research interests include commercial law, banking and payment systems law, law and development, and business and human rights. In 2008 she was a Fulbright Scholar at the Irish Center for Human Rights in Galway and worked at the World Bank as part of the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative, a joint program of the World Bank Group and U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime focused on improving stolen asset recovery in cases of political corruption. In 2008, she was selected as one of 25 fellows in the Asian Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders Forum. She chairs the Washington Uniform Legislation Commission, is an advisor to the US Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program, and is co-director of the law school’s Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology.

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