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266 V O L . 7 5 P A R T 2 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE tive process; Donya Vahidi from Boughton Law, a TRU Law alumna who conducted a three-hour commercial practicum for all students in both corporate governance and business associations; and Brent Murphy, Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Seabridge Gold, who delivered a guest lecture in corporate governance with a presentation entitled “Corporate Governance: Governing a Mineral Exploration Company in Canada”. In addition, the Faculty of Law hosted the International Inter-tribal Trade and Investment Organization (“IITIO”) conference in November 2016. The event, which was held at the law school, attracted Indigenous political and economic leaders, Ontario’s Minister of Indigenous Affairs, senior officials from the U.S. and Canadian governments, representatives from NGOs and academics. The IITIO will next meet at the University of Oklahoma in late May 2017 and back at TRU in the fall. SCHOLARSHIP I am pleased to advise that one of our two newest colleagues, Dr. Ryan Gauthier, is the author of a new book entitled The International Olympic Committee, Law, and Accountability (London: Routledge, 2017). Assistant Professor Gauthier has a passion for both sports and sports law that was the focal point of his Ph.D. thesis. In particular, he has carefully examined aspects of corruption and use of banned performance-enhancing substances in amateur sport. Associate Professor Richard Oppong has recently co-edited A Commitment to Law, Development and Public Policy: A Festschrift in Honour of Nana Dr. SKB Asante (London: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, 2016). The Festschrift is meant to be an enduring testament to the long, distinguished and respected career of Dr. Samuel Kwadwo Boaten Asante (traditionally known as Nana Susubiribi Krobea Asante, Omanhene of Asokore Traditional Area, Ashanti Region, Ghana), who is one of the foremost legal minds that Ghana has produced. Dr. Asante’s commitment to advancing the interests of developing countries through his scholarship, advocacy and counsel in law, development and public policy matters has been outstanding. Through a career that spans more than half a century of working with international, national and local institutions, various governments around the world, and academic establishments in Ghana and abroad, he has worked tirelessly to introduce fresh perspectives to provide countries at the periphery of the international system with a meaningful opportunity to pursue their development aspirations. The book examines issues arising in foreign investments and international business transactions; national and international dispute resolution; public international law, governance and constitutionalism; perspectives


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