Dr. Benjamin Geva discusses Digital Currencies in his talk, “Money and Payments Digitization: Evolution, Revolution and the Law.”
Dr. Geva is a Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He specializes in commercial, financial and banking law, particularly in payment and credit instruments, fund transfers, electronic banking, central banking, and the regulation of the payment system. He obtained his LLB (cum laude) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1970) and his LLM and SJD at Harvard, and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1982. He has been on the Osgoode faculty since 1977. He practised with Blake, Cassels and Graydon in Toronto and is now counsel with Torys where he is a member of the Payments and Cards Practice Group. Read more.
Professor Bruce MacDougall speaks on the Law of Contracts in his talk, “The Law of Mistake as Third Party Protection.”
Professor MacDougall was called to the Bar of B.C. in 1990. He joined the Allard School of Law as Assistant Professor in 1988. He was Associate Professor from 1996-2002. He has been Professor of Law since 2002. Professor MacDougall studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and served as Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for Mr. Justice Gerald Le Dain from 1986-87. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1993, and Distinguished Research Fellow at King’s College, London, in 2001. Professor MacDougall has also practised law in Toronto and Vancouver. Read More.
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Robson Hall’s Migration Law Research Cluster presents Mike Molloy speaking on:
“Learning from the past to improve Canada’s refugee resettlement programs”
Mike Molloy has 40 years’ experience in international and refugee affairs. He was Ambassador to Jordan (1996-2000) and Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (2000-03). As Director Refugee Policy, 1976 -1978, he led design of the refugee provisions of the 1976 Immigration Act including the Convention Refugee and Designated Classes, the private refugee sponsorship program and the WUSC refugee student program. He coordinated the 1979-80 Indochinese refugee program that brought 60,000 refugees to Canada and was directly involved in the Czechoslovakian (1968) and Uganda Asian (1972) refugee movements. He was Counsellor for Humanitarian Affairs at the Canadian Mission in Geneva 1981-84, and managed immigration and refugee operations in Jordan, Syria, East Africa and Ontario. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and President of the Canadian Immigration Historical Society. Recent publications include “Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugee Movement 1975-80” and three volumes on the Jerusalem Old City Initiative.
Molloy will present on material arising from his new book titled, “Running on Empty Canada and the Indochinese Refugees, 1975-1980” co-authored with Peter Duschinsky, Kurt F. Jensen and Robert Shalka.