April 9, 2014 – Daniel Holman
Last Friday, April 4, LIDS members traveled to Washington, D.C. for a day of meetings with law school alumni and others working in international development. The goal of the trip was to offer insights for students thinking about career options in development, whether as legal practitioners or in more cross-cutting roles. To provide an array of different perspectives, invited speakers included both lawyers and non-lawyers from a variety of institutions.
A first meeting with Jon Jacoby and Gawain Kripke from Oxfam and LIDS Advisory Board Member Katrin Kuhlmann of New Markets Lab offered views from the non-profit sector, with a focus on Oxfam’s work on Make Trade Fair and other campaigns aimed at channeling private sector behavior to benefit development.
At lunch, a series of meetings at Skadden LLP gave LIDS students the opportunity to hear from the firm’s D.C. Pro Bono Counsel and former Public Defender Don Salzman and Meghan Stewart, VP and Senior Counsel for LIDS/Orrick project client Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), about working for pro bono clients on development projects. Next, Skadden Counsel and former Chief Counsel of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sean Thornton and USAID … Read More »
Feb. 1, 2014 – Sarah Kalin
What have you been up to since graduating from Harvard?
Julian: Since graduating from the Harvard Kennedy School, I’ve chosen to pursue two opportunities. First, I spent my summer at Ceres, an environmental sustainability nonprofit based in Boston. There, I worked alongside the Policy Program team developing outreach materials, conducting research and analyzing legislative bills in order to advocate for specific climate and energy policies among private sector companies as well as agencies at the federal and state level.
This opportunity led directly into my full time, postgraduate position at the Port Authority of NY and NJ (PA). At the PA, I am part of the Leadership Fellows Program, which is a two year, rotational management program that fast tracks individuals for future PA leadership positions. My first rotation (of four) has been in the Port Commerce Department, where I support a nearly half billion-dollar redevelopment project aimed at improving the movement of intermodal freight goods across the New York Harbor. Work assignments include developing procurement bid packages for capital assets, reviewing and editing critical NEPA documents, assessing project risk, creating authorization documents for executive board review as well as managing my team’s accounting, invoicing and … Read More »
August 1, 2013 – Daniel Holman
This summer, LIDS members working in DC sat down to lunch with attorneys at the World Bank. HLS alum and LIDS Advisory Board member Cid Butuyan and two of his attorney colleagues discussed their work with the Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency, the division of the World Bank that investigates reports of misconduct and administers sanctions against firms that engage in corrupt behavior. The role of multilateral lenders in shaping anti-corruption norms is a cutting edge area of law – The Economist recently reported on the past year’s uptick in enforcement actions – and was a topic of conversation at LIDS 2012 symposium on Corruption and Development. At the lunch, LIDS members learned about the career paths that led attorneys to the Bank and about the interaction between the Bank and their interaction with lawyers working on the finance side of the Bank and in the private sector.
(Image courtesy of World Bank Photo Collection. Some rights reserved.)