Monday, September 9, 2013

McGill Tax Policy Colloquium 2013

This fall marks the fourth installment of the McGill University Faculty of Law Tax Policy Colloquium.  This year’s colloquium features a number of distinguished invited speakers who will contribute a rich variety of scholarly works in progress on cutting edge topics involving national and international tax law and policy.  If you will be in Montreal on any of these dates, I invite you to join the tax policy class to hear presentations by this illustrious group.  All presentations begin at 2:35 in New Chancellor Day Hall, Room 203, at the Faculty of Law, 3644 Rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec.

September 23: Reuven Avi-Yonah (University of Michigan Law School)
·         Professor Avi-Yonah is the Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law and director of the International Tax LL.M. Program at the University of Michigan Law School, and specializes in corporate and international taxation. He has served as a consultant to the US Treasury Department and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on tax competition, and is a member of the steering group for the OECD’s International Network for Tax Research.

September 30: J. Clifton Fleming (BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School)
·         Professor Fleming is the Ernest L. Wilkinson Chair and professor of law at BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School where he teaches courses on US and international tax law, European Union law, and public international law. Previously, he has been the Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Fulbright visiting professor of law at the University of Nairobi, and the Professor-in-Residence for the IRS Chief Counsel’s Office.

October 7: Lyne Latulippe (Département de fiscalité Université de Sherbrooke)
·         Professor Latulippe currently teaches in the tax department at the University of Sherbrooke and was previously on the faculty at UQAM. She researches and publishes on topics of comparative and international taxation, international tax cooperation, and tax policy.

October 28: Sagit Leviner (SUNY Buffalo Law School & Ono Academic College Faculty of Law)
·         Professor Leviner is on faculty at SUNY Buffalo Law School and is also affiliated with Ono Academic College Faculty of Law in Israel. Her research explores the coming together of normative and pragmatic aspects of tax policy design, particularly with respect to tax enforcement, behavioral attributes of taxation, and the tax burden distribution.

November 11: Shirley Tillotson (Dalhousie University)
·         Professor Tillotson is a member of the history department at Dalhousie University. Her research and publications focus on the cultural history of taxation in Canada, the evolution of the welfare state, and how gender, class, and social norms affect personal finance.

November 25: Diane Ring (Boston College Law School)

·         Diane M. Ring is a Professor of Law at Boston College Law School, where she researches and writes primarily in the field of international taxation, corporate taxation, and the taxation of financial instruments. Her recent work addresses issues including cross-border tax arbitrage, advance pricing agreements, and international tax relations.

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