[Note: Registration is now closed for this event.]
Network 20/20 is generously providing 5 discounted slots for YPFP members to its event, "The Panama Papers: Offshore Banking, Corruption and the Fallout" with Jenik Radon.
All RSVPs must be received by Monday, October 31 at 5 pm. Members may register by logging into their YPFP accounts below. Discounted entry to the event is $15 (normally $25), payable to Network 20/20.
About the Speaker
Jenik Radon is an Adjunct Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University where he is a recipient of SIPA's "Top Five" teaching award; his 2012 Capstone class won the Dr. Susan Aurelia Gitelson Award for Human Values in International Affairs. Radon has also lectured at Stanford University, where he taught access to medicine, human rights, privatization and international investment management; as a visiting professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research in Mumbai, India, where he taught "Dynamics of Corruption"; at Whitman College; and at Monterrey Tech, Queretaro, Mexico, which named him Distinguished University Professor. He was selected as a Fulbright Specialist (2012) at the Law School of Makerere University, Uganda in the field of extractive industry.
Radon participated in the constitutional peace process in Nepal and served as a drafter of the interim peace constitution, which granted citizenship to millions of stateless people in the Terai region, among other things. He served on the UN Global Compact Academic Initiative taskforce which seeks to have business schools incorporate the Compact's 10 human rights principles into their curriculum and teaching. In the early 1980s, Radon founded Radon and Ishizumi, an international law firm representing international corporations and foreign public entities.
In 1980, Radon co-founded the Afghanistan Relief Committee that sought freedom for Afghanistan and supported refugees displaced during the Afghan-Soviet war. Serving as an advisor during Estonia's independence struggle, Radon co-authored the country's foreign investment, mortgage/pledge, privatization and corporate laws and was an architect of Estonia's privatization. In 1990, he was the first to officially raise the U.S. flag in Soviet-occupied Estonia since the 1940 Soviet invasion and was awarded the Medal of Distinction of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce.
Radon served as the Republic of Georgia's key foreign advisor and negotiator of the multi-billion dollar and multi-nation oil and gas pipelines from Azerbaijan to Turkey (the BTC). In 2000, he was awarded Georgia's highest civilian award, the Order of Honor. Radon presently advises public authorities and civil society in number of developing and emerging nations around the world, including Cambodia, Ecuador, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, Philippines and Uganda, particularly in respect of the negotiation of extractive industry agreements, especially oil and gas, and sustainable natural resource development. He also advises Afghanistan on the TAPI gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan to Pakistan to India.
Radon is the founder and director of the Eesti and Eurasian Public Service Fellowship and has lectured in almost 40 (and visited 100) nations, including Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, South Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uganda and UK. He has written numerous articles focused on ethics in business, state owned enterprises, and escaping the natural resource curse. Radon obtained his B.A. from Columbia University, a M.C.P. from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.