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R. Michael Gadbaw

R. Michael Gadbaw is Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he focuses on global regulation. He also works with nonprofits toward the advancement of rule of law in emerging markets (Co-Chair of the US-China Legal Cooperation Foundation and Partners for Democratic Change); and as a private consultant.

Gadbaw retired as Vice President and Senior Counsel for General Electric's International Law and Policy group in 2008. He was part of GE's corporate staff for 18 years, responsible for supporting the global operations of GE's businesses, particularly in the areas of public policy, transaction advocacy, global funding, and compliance. Gadbaw was Chairman of GE's International Practice Group and was the internal champion for GE policies on Ethical Business Practices and International Trade Controls. He also served on the Public Policy Committee of the GE Fund.

Before joining GE in 1990, he was a partner in the law firm of Dewey Ballantine (1985-1990), where he helped form that firm's international trade group, and an associate at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard and McPherson (1980-1985). Previously, he spent five years as a government attorney in the U.S. Treasury and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (1975-1980).

Gadbaw has a J.D. from the University of Michigan, a B.A. from Fordham University and a Masters from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He serves on a number of nonprofit boards and is a Senior Advisor to the U.S.-Asean Business Council and Oxford Analytica.

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    By Nicholas Zill

    In the current era of rapid demographic and technological change, and massive refugee flows, there has been much debate in European nations and in the US about immigration policies. One of the major points of contention is whether preferences should be given to would-be entrants on the basis of their high skills (merit-based immigration) or their family ties to individuals already residing in the country (family reunification).

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UMD Jean Monnet Research Project

Infrastructure Planning and Financing: Lessons from Europe and the United States

The University of Maryland has received a Jean Monnet grant from the EU to conduct a series of policy exchanges between Europe and the US on filling infrastructure needs and the utility of public/private partnerships as the financing mechanism. If interested in participating in or receiving more information about these exchanges, please contact Rye McKenzie (rmckenzi@umd.edu).

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