Economic law specialist to present PMB talk

2010-04-20 00:00

THE SA Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), in conjunction with the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business, is hosting Professor Laurence Boulle, who will present a talk on “Globalisation dynamics: an investment case study”.

This presentation will include reference to the Zimbabwean investment dispute, a matter of particular interest to Boulle, who was born in Zimbabwe.

Boulle is a specialist in international economic law. He is the Issy Wolfson Professor of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand and the director of the Mandela Institute. He studied at the universities of Stellenbosch, London and Natal, and earned a Ph.D. in 1982.

Having practised law — he is an advocate of the South African High Court — he has had a lengthy career as a teacher at universities in KwaZulu-Natal, Adelaide, Cape Town and Ghent. He is a world-renowned consultant and author on conflict management, having worked extensively in Australia, New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific and Africa.

In 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Order of Australia.

The talk takes place on Thursday April 22, at 12.30 pm at Chamber House. Tickets cost R80 for members of the SAIIA, R100 for members of the chamber, R120 for non-members and R40 for students (on production of a valid student card).

A finger lunch will be served and a cash bar is available.

Note that 24 hours’ cancellation is required. RSVP to Lorna  at 033 345 2747, fax 033 394 4151 or e-mail


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