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The European Sovereign Debt Crisis: A Critical Assessment of the Euro and EMU

Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems
A Journal of the University of Iowa College of Law

February 24, 2012

Levitt Auditorium, Boyd Law Building

The University of Iowa College of Law

Schedule of Proceedings

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Sign in & Registration

Main Lobby

Boyd Law Building

8:30–9:00 a.m.

Poster Presentation provided by the University of Iowa Center for International Finance and Development & Breakfast

Main Lobby

Boyd Law Building

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Introduction and Welcome

Enrique Carrasco, Guest Editor & Dean Gail Agrawal, The University of Iowa College of Law

Levitt Auditorium

Boyd Law Building

10:00–10:15 a.m.

Panel I.    Why Did the Crisis Arise and What is Being Done About It?

Moderated by Alexander Somek, The University of Iowa College of Law

Levitt Auditorium

Boyd Law Building

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

  • Professor Caroline M. Bradley

University of Miami School of Law

“The EU from Global Financial Crisis to Sovereign Debt Crisis: The Role of the European Central Bank”

  • Aldo Caliari

Director of the Rethinking Bretton Woods Project

“Debt Restructuring & Cross-border Bank Resolution: Their Place & Features in a Viable European Financial Structure”

  • Harold Rocha

Former University of Iowa Faculty Fellow

“In Eurozone, the Core of the Problem is not the Periphery: The Spanish Perspective”

  • Professor W. Mark C. Weidemaier

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law

“Producing Change in Sovereign Lending Practices”

Lunch

Boyd Law Building

12:30–1:00 p.m.

Roundtable with All Panelists

Moderated by Enrique Carrasco, The University of Iowa College of Law

Levitt Auditorium

Boyd Law Building

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

Lobby

Boyd Law Building

2:00–2:15 p.m.

Panel II.    The Future of the EMU: Post-Crisis Reform

Moderated by Andy Grewal, The University of Iowa College of Law

Levitt Auditorium

Boyd Law Building

2:15–3:45 p.m.

  • Professor Adam Feibelman

Tulane University Law School

“European Monetary Union & the Future of International Monetary Law”

  • Professor Christoph Henkel

Mississippi College School of Law

“The Importance of Harmonizing European Bank Insolvency Regimes to Avoid Future Debt Crisis in the European Union”

  • Badr Zerhdoud

University of Geneva

“The European Sovereign Debt Crisis or the Call for a Federal European Government as the Adequate Tool in a Financial Turmoil”

Closing Remarks

Levitt Auditorium

Boyd Law Building

3:45–4:00 p.m.

  • Heidi Loch

Editor in Chief, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems

Banquet with panelists, TLCP staff, UICIFD staff, and faculty

By invitation only

5:30 p.m.