Backer to discuss governments' role in global markets

October 16, 2012

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Larry Backer, W. Richard and Mary Eshelman Faculty Scholar and professor of law and international affairs at Penn State University, will be the featured speaker for the next Faculty Lecture Series at 1 p.m., Nov. 5, in Room 302 at Penn State Lehigh Valley. Backer will discuss "Globalization: Governments as Private Actors in Global Markets." This event is free and open to the public.

Backer’s presentation will focus on his research on governments as private actors in global markets and the development of law and social norm systems to regulate business and human rights. His research is on globalization, especially as it relates to the emergence of ways of understanding constitutional and enterprise law. His most recent work touches on the regulation of multinational corporations, sovereign wealth funds, transnational constitutionalism, and the convergence of public and private law.

Backer splits his teaching between Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs, teaching classes in constitutional, corporate and transnational law and policy. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the European Corporate Governance Institute.

The Faculty Lecture Series is supported by the student activity fee in cooperation with Alumni and Corporate Relations, Teaching International and the Penn State Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium.

For more information, call 610-285-5000. Media inquiries can be directed to Allison Goodin, 610-285-5067 or



  • Larry Backer will present at Penn State Lehigh Valley's next Faculty Lecture Series event.

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