The University of Mississippi School of Law is hosting the 2017 Boyce Holleman Debate Series Wednesday, March 1 at 12:45 p.m. in Weems Auditorium. This year’s debate will feature Robert Howse, law professor at New York University School of Law and Ole Miss Law’s own Professor Antonia Eliason.
The subject of the debate is “Globalization and its Institutions: Reset, Reform, or Reject.”
“Globalization has become something of an epithet in recent years, both in the Global North and in the Global South,” said Eliason. “Recently, calls for disruption of institutions linked with globalization, like the WTO, the World Bank, and the IMF have increased.
“This debate engages with questions of how the legal frameworks of global institutions can be used to address concerns with globalization, and to what extent disruption is necessary to address inequality and to save globalization from itself.”
Howse is the Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at NYU School of Law and the 2017 Boyce Holleman Lecturer. Eliason is as assistant professor of law at Ole Miss where she teaches International Trade Law, International Business Transactions, EU Law, the Law of Armed Conflict and Contracts. Her research focuses on international trade law, international finance, EU law and Roma rights.
The Boyce Holleman Debate Series was established in 2003 by Tim and Dean Holleman in memory of their father. Boyce Holleman earned both undergraduate and juris doctor degrees from Ole Miss. He enjoyed a long and successful law career as a district attorney and a criminal defense attorney on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The Boyce Holleman Debate Series is open to contributions from individuals and organizations. Those wanting to provide support may do so at http://www.umfoundation.com/makeagift or by mailing checks to the University of Mississippi Foundation, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677. Checks should be made payable to the foundation, and donors should note “Boyce Holleman Debate Series.”