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Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Louis T. Wells, Jr. will present the key findings and policy recommendations from his new book, Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty. The book, co-authored with Rafiq Ahmed, describes how firms, countries, and multilateral development organizations can build a conflict-management system that balances the legitimate economic and social concerns of the host countries and those of investors. Without these changes, multinational corporations will lose profitable opportunities and poor countries will not gain the contributions that foreign investment can make toward alleviating poverty.

Louis T. Wells, Jr.
Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School
with discussant
Theodore Moran
Marcus Wallenberg Chair at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
and Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development

Moderated by
Dennis de Tray
Vice President, Center for Global Development

Tuesday, February 6, 2007
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Center for Global Development
1800 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20036

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