International Aggies: Faculty span the globe

September 22, 2014

International Aggies

Texas A&M Law Professor Lisa RichTexas A&M University School of Law Professor Lisa Rich was recently invited to present her abstract “The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Why the United States Must Take a Broader Approach to Criminal Justice Reform” at the 5th Oxford Education Research Symposium, held at the Rhodes House, Oxford, England, Dec. 11-13, 2014. The international conference will focus on emerging issues in education, pedagogy and other cutting-edge research. The presentation will result in a peer-reviewed paper for inclusion in a symposium book and potentially other journals.

Rich isn’t the only Texas A&M School of Law faculty member to travel internationally, as others traversed the globe throughout the summer.

Texas A&M Law Dean Andrew MorrissTexas A&M Law School Dean Andrew Morriss, along with co-author Richard Gordon, lead a round-table discussion of their recent paper "Moving Money: International Financial Flows, Taxes & Money Laundering" with Geoff Cook, Jersey Finance CEO. The event hosted by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI) was held at the London Capital Club in London, England, in June.

Texas A&M Law Professor Sahar AzizIn May, Associate Professor Sahar Aziz visited the Doha Forum in Qatar to connect with international leaders and share her research addressing the legal and policy challenges affecting the Middle East. She returned in September to speak at Texas A&M University at Qatar on judicial reform in Egypt and how engineering students can apply their skills in the legal world.

Aziz also traveled to Alexandria University College of Law and Menoufia University College of Law in Egypt to conduct workshops and lectures on civil rights, freedom of information, and law clinics.

Texas A&M Law Professor Gabriel EcksteinProfessor Gabriel Eckstein traveled to Turkey, Uganda and Azerbaijan. While in Turkey, he participated as a forum panelist in the third annual Istanbul International Water Forum May 27-29. His topics included transboundary water cooperation and the right to water and sanitation. Eckstein also participated in a side event with a focus on water quality guidelines.

In Uganda, he co-led a workshop on international water law and transboundary waters negotiations in a first-ever course organized by Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the European Union. After the conference was over, he spent some time in his element rafting the Nile.

For the UN Development Programme, Eckstein traveled to Baku, Azerbaijan, as a legal expert to advise Azerbaijan on water law & policy reform to modernize their management of flooding and climate change challenges. He also met with the dean of the faculty of law at Baku State University and lectured on "Water as an Economic Good” at Khazar University.

Texas A&M Law Professor Huyen PhamHuyen Pham, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and Professor of Law, visited Vietnam at the end of June to teach and present her research "Domestic Migration and the Divergence in State-Created Immigration Climate," at the Vietnam Economist Annual Meeting. She taught a condensed course on U.S. administrative law at the University of Economics and Law (UEL) in Ho Chi Minh City, part of the prestigious Vietnam national university system.

Texas A&M Law Professor Gina WarrenAssociate Professor Gina Warren traveled to Buenos Aires this summer to share her research on sustainable energy development and to acquire a better understanding of Argentina’s anticipated energy boom. She met with faculty at the University of Buenos Aires, establishing international collaborative relationships that strengthen our faculty and offer educational opportunities for our students. Her work was featured in the TAMU Times.

Texas A&M Law Professor Milan MarkovicAssociate Professor Milan Markovic presented his articles, “Subprime Scriveners” and “Disruption Rhetoric and the Market for Legal Service” at the International Legal Ethics Conference VI, Legal Ethics at a Time of Regulatory Change, a conference for hundreds of international scholars, practicing lawyers and higher education professionals at City University London, in July.