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  • Center for Global Legal Transformation
  • Committee on Global Thought
  • Free and open to the public
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Triangle made of water and rice over background of wheat field

Private property rights are widely considered an effective institutional arrangement to allocate scarce goods and combat what has been termed the “tragedy of the commons”. Their use for governing essential resources, such as food, water and shelter under conditions of scarcity, however, is less certain. Any governance regime for such resources must meet at least three baseline conditions: equity (fair access), efficiency (improved productivity and growth) and (environmental) sustainability. The Panel Discussion on Triangulating Property Rights seeks to advance alternative governance solutions by drawing on theory, as well as legal and empirical research.

This event is made possible by generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Featured Speaker Hanoch Dagan Professor Tel Aviv Law School
  • Featured Speaker Sudhir Krishnaswamy Professor Azim Premji University, Bangalore
  • Featured Speaker Terra Lawson-Remer Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Economics New School and Council on Foreign Relations
  • Featured Speaker Paige West Professor of Anthropology Barnard College
  • Featured Speaker Klaus Deininger Lead Economist, Development Economics Group The World Bank
  • Co-chair Katharina Pistor Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law Columbia Law School
  • Co-chair Olivier De Schutter Professor and UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food Louvain School of Law