Fall 2022

CAROLA and the Supreme Court Institute at Georgetown Law Co-Host A Delegation of the Supreme Court of Peru

On October 20, 2022, CAROLA and the Supreme Court Institute (SCI) at Georgetown Law were honored to host the President of the Supreme Court of Peru, the Honorable Justice Elvia Barrios Alvarado, and four sitting Justices from the Supreme Court of Peru and the Superior Court of Cusco. The meeting took place at the SCI's landmark moot courtroom at Georgetown Law Center and was organized as part of a program sponsored by the Embassy of the United States in Peru and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI).

"Authoritarianism. Constitutional perspectives" prof. Günter Frankenberg

On October 14, 2022, CAROLA organized a Panel Discussion presenting prof. Günter Frankenberg’s book "Authoritarianism: Constitutional Perspectives." The rise of authoritarianism in the Americas is an increasing source of concern. Prof. Günter Frankenberg’s book can help us understand the phenomenon, its causes, and its purposes. He started his research by diving into the main factors influencing the rise of authoritarianism and whether there are any geographical boundaries to authoritarian regimes. In conclusion, authoritarianism does not know any frontiers, and authoritarian regimes usually use a constitution. Additionally, prof. Frankenberg also shows us the crucial role that law and lawyers play in both building authoritarian regimes and in resisting them.

The panel was composed of prof. Günter Frankenberg, senior professor at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Institute for Public Law; prof. Yvonne Tew, Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center, and prof. Mark Jia, Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown Law. The panel was moderated by Prof. Alvaro Santos, Professor of Law, and Anne Fleming, Research Professor at Georgetown Law Center.

Spring 2023

Book launch event Investment Arbitration in the Americas: The Emerging Issues

On May 10, CAROLA hosted an online event, 'Investment Arbitration in the Americas: The Emerging Issues,' which focused on the book "Balancing the Protection of Foreign Investors and States Responses in the Post-Pandemic World," co-edited by Prof. Yulia Levashova and Dr. Pascale Accaoui Lorfing, CAROLA faculty affiliates.
The book explores some of the most relevant issues in investor-State disputes, such as force majeure, national security interests, the fair and equitable treatment of investors, climate change challenges, and the impact of disruptive events such as the Covid-19 pandemic. The event included a panel discussion between Prof. Levashova, Dr. Lorfing, Ms. Hadia Hakim, Prof. Álvaro Galindo, and Prof. Nicolás Peronne. CAROLA’s Director, Prof. Álvaro Santos, moderated the panel discussion. The event was recorded and can be accessed on CAROLA's youtube channel.

CAROLA at the first Latin American Arbitration Day organized by the Georgetown International Arbitration Society (GIAS)

On March 23, the GIAS organized its first Latin American Arbitration Day, and CAROLA partnered with the Society to support the event. LATAM Arbitration Day convened two panels: Foreign Investment, New Tendencies in International Arbitration and Sustainable Development, and Arbitration involving State-Owned Entities.
CAROLA’s Director, Prof. Álvaro Santos, spoke at the first panel along with Georgetown Law’s Prof. Katrin Kuhlmann and Prof. Jose Antonio Rivas. This panel focused on how foreign investment evolved in Latin America; how countries in the region can attract investment while promoting sustainable development; the definition of sustainable development; and current trends in treaty drafting. CAROLA’s Fellow, Daniela-Olivia Ghicajanu, moderated the panel engaging the panelists with the participating students.