IARU Alumni UN Day Reception
The University of Tokyo is the only Japanese member of the International Alliance for Research Universities (IARU). This reception was the second get-together event for alumni and friends of the ten members of the Alliance in the New York area. The Alliance members are: Australian National University, National University of Singapore, ETH Zurich, Peking University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Tokyo, and Yale University. For information on IARU visit: www.iaruni.org
Day/time： November 9, 2010, 7.00pm – 9.00 pm
Location： Yale Club Tap Room, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York City
Speaker： Ms. Patricia O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel
Speech： “Legal Issues on the agenda of the United Nations: An Appraisal from the Legal Counsel’s perspective
INVITATION: IARU OBSERVES UNITED NATIONS DAY AT YALE CLUB ON NOV. 9th
Dear UTokyo Alumni: The New York City Chapter of the International Association of Research Universities (IARU,http://www.iaruni.org) invites you to an evening lecture with Ms. Patricia O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, on “Legal Issues on the agenda of the United Nations: An Appraisal from the Legal Counsel’s perspective” at the Yale Club, Manhattan, on November 9th, 2010.
The rule of law at the national and international levels is at the heart of the United Nations’ mission. We are honored and delighted to have Ms. O’Brien address how establishing respect for the rule of law is fundamental to the promotion of peace, to the effective protection of human rights and to the ending of impunity.
As a truly international society covering the full academic spectrum, IARU wants to observe United Nations Day by presenting a lecture appealing to all alumni. Our event, located in the Tap Room of the elegant and historic Yale Club in Manhattan, provides additionally an excellent opportunity to meet local IARU alumni. Wine & cheese will be served to underline its social character and to ease networking.
Yasuo Okamoto（岡本康夫）is a partner at the international law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, resident in its New York office. He is also responsible for its Tokyo office and the firm’s Pacific Basin Practice. He is a corporate attorney concentrating on cross border transactions and has counseled Japanese and other foreign clients in M&A, Bankruptcy workouts, Corporate finance and other transactional and regulatory work. He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law (Hogakushi 1972) and Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada (LLB 1976). He has been admitted to practice in the New York State and Federal courts since 1977 and is also registered as a registered foreign lawyer（外国法事務弁護士）with the First Tokyo Bar Association in Japan. Prior to Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, he was a member of the firm of Hill, Betts & Nash in New York until 1980. He has spoken and lectured extensively on corporate and finance related topics and has served as a lecturer at the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law at Boston University.