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    Book Launch: “The Court and The World” by Stephen Breyer

    Book Launch Invitation


    Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank

    Kaushik Basu is World Bank Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. Prior to this, he served as Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and is currently on leave from Cornell University where he is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies. Basu is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and recipient of several top economics awards. His contributions span development economics, welfare economics, industrial organization and game theory. He has taught at the Delhi School of Economics, Harvard, Princeton and MIT. He is widely published in journals and scholarly volumes. He has authored several books, including Beyond the Invisible Hand: Groundwork for a new Economics (2010).


    Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
    Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice, was born in San Francisco, California, August 15, 1938. He married Joanna Hare in 1967, and has three children – Chloe, Nell, and Michael. He received an A.B. from Stanford University, a B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Justice Arthur Goldberg of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1964 Term, as a Special Assistant to the Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Antitrust, 1965–1967, as an Assistant Special Prosecutor of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973, as Special Counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1974–1975, and as Chief Counsel of the committee, 1979–1980. He was an Assistant Professor, Professor of Law, and Lecturer at Harvard Law School, 1967–1994, a Professor at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, 1977–1980, and a Visiting Professor at the College of Law, Sydney, Australia and at the University of Rome. From 1980–1990, he served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and as its Chief Judge, 1990–1994. He also served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, 1990–1994, and of the United States Sentencing Commission, 1985–1989. President Clinton nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat August 3, 1994.


    Anne-Marie Leroy, Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel

    Anne-Marie Leroy, a French national, was appointed senior vice president and general counsel for the World Bank Group in March 2009. Prior to joining the Bank Group, she had been a partner of the Paris office of Denton Wilde Sapte LLP since 2005, where she was in charge of the Department of Public Law. A graduate of both the Paris Institute for Political Science and the National School for Public Administration (ENA), with a graduate degree in the Sociology of Organizations, Leroy joined the Council of State (Conseil d’Etat) in 1986, the highest court in France for public and administrative law, where she worked as a judge for five years.

    Susan L. Karamanian, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies, George Washington University

    Susan L. Karamanian has served in many leadership capacities in the American Society of International Law, including having been its vice-president from 1996 to 1998. She is a member of the boards of the Center for American and International Law and the Texas Appleseed Foundation and on the advisory boards of the Kuwait International Law School and Karamah. In 2009 she was elected President of the Washington Foreign Law Society. A Rhodes Scholar, she previously served on the board of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars.

    She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Council on Germany and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation.