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title and the Supreme Court of Canada’s Tsilhqot’in decision (with Miles Richardson, Interim Director, National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development, as moderator). Some sessions focused on topics as specific as micro-lending in Myanmar, Islamic finance in Malaysia, and the “political logic” of state-owned enterprises in China. The closing panel took stock of Asian legal capabilities in the Americas—from Canada to Chile—prompting a discussion of how to train more young lawyers with a deep understanding of legal problems, trends, and developments across a broad swatch of jurisdictions in Asia. The Asia Desk Forum was the first event of its kind to bring together in the Americas a range of different constituencies—from managing partners of global law firms to government lawyers to civil society activists— to discuss Asian legal developments. It also connected Latin Americans with their counterparts in North

America and Asia in novel ways: the Forum’s two law firm sponsors, Duane Morris and Perkins Coie respectively hosted themed practice group dinners—Latin America-Asia: A South-South Powerful Relationship and A Closer Look at South Asia respectively. The response to the Asia Desk Forum has been uniformly positive. So with committed group of advisors and supporters on four continents, the conference chair Victor V. Ramraj (CAPI’s Law Chair and Law Professor at the Faculty of Law since July 2014) is now planning the second Asia Desk Forum to be held in the first half of 2017. He welcomes your interest, comments, suggestions, and support by email at ramraj@uvic.ca. Meanwhile, CAPI’s next project with the Faculty of Law is the Trans-Pacific Aviation Law and Policy Conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 8-9 October 2015. We hope to see you there!

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