Ms. Sarkar was the former Assistant General Counsel for Administrative Affairs for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and formerly a staff attorney with the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). She began her career as a litigation associate with two Wall Street law firms in New York. She served as a Visiting Researcher and an Adjunct Law Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center where she taught a graduate law (LL.M.) seminar, and has extensively published law review articles on a variety of subjects. Professor Sarkar has authored several legal textbooks, including INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW (Oxford University Press, 2009), and TRANSNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW. Her publication, A FEARFUL SYMMETRY: THE NEW SOLDIER IN AN AGE OF ASYMMETRIC CONFLICT, was released in April 2010.
Dr. Sarkar completed her undergraduate studies at Barnard College, Columbia University; her law degree from the Antioch School of Law; and her Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree, and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Newnham College, Cambridge University. Her professional career reflects her work in government administrative and litigation work, development issues related to Rule of Law and commercial legal reform projects as well as international business transactions.
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