Professor Katharina Pistor Delivers Lecture in Istanbul on Governance Challenges

Pistor, the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Addressed Changes Associated with Globalization at Event of Columbia Global Centers Turkey

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New York, June 20, 2014—Columbia Law School Professor Katharina Pistor, a leading authority on the interplay among law, sovereign states, and the global financial system, recently traveled to Istanbul to deliver a keynote lecture on governance challenges in the 21st century. 
In Istanbul, Professor Katharina Pistor, left, delivers a lecture about governance challenges associated with globalization before discussing the issues with economics professor Fikret Adaman, right.
At the June 6 event, presented jointly by Columbia Global Centers Turkey and Studio X Istanbul, Pistor spoke on “Governance Challenges in the 21st Century: Depoliticization, Rescaling, and Capitalization,” examining the multiple trajectories of change associated with globalization. Following her remarks, she was joined in a discussion by Fikret Adaman, an economics professor at Boğaziçi University.
On June 7, Pistor and more than 20 researchers from Turkey participated in a “Think-In” at Columbia Global Centers Turkey about access to essential resources. The roundtable discussion included topics such as the transformation of land use and the management of other essential resources, such as water.
In April, Pistor was awarded the 2014 Allen & Overy Law Prize for best paper in the European Corporate Governance Institute’s law working paper series. In 2012, she received the prestigious Max Planck Research Award in recognition of her contributions to the regulation of international financial markets.
Pistor directs Columbia Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation and is the principal investigator of the Global Law in Finance Network, a collaborative research project aimed at re-conceptualizing the relationship between finance and law. She is also a member of Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought.

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