Norman Gregory Young, professor in the finance, real estate & law department, was a panelist during International Law Weekend in October in New York City. The event, organized by the American branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association, brought hundreds of lawyers, government officials and students to discuss how international law can be used to reduce conflict, foster security and promote human rights.
Young’s panel discussion attracted the largest panel audience of the 900 guests attending the conference. He talked about the U.S. Bilateral Investment Treaty norms and balancing equities among foreign investors and host countries that are looking to promote long-lasting socio-economic development.
Young also co-chairs ABILA’s Bilateral Investment Treaty and Development committee with Roberto Aguirre Luzi, an investment arbitration partner in the Houston Office of King & Spaulding that is currently ranked the world’s leading foreign investment arbitration law firm.