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Professor Harrington Speaks in New Zealand, UK

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Professor Alexandra Harrington presented her paper "The Expansion of Transnational Corporations and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Over Acts of Corruption: Solving the Paradox Through Corporate Social Responsibility" at the 2012 Australia New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) conference, held in Wellington, New Zealand, from July 5 to 7.

She also recently delivered a presentation titled "All That You Leave Behind: The Territorial Relationship of Heritage Defence Sites and Military Bases" at the “Defence Sites: Heritage and Future” conference, sponsored by the Wessex Institute of Technology, in Portsmouth, UK, on June 6. This presentation summarized her book chapter by the same name, which has just been published in the book Defence Sites: Heritage and Future, published by the Wessex Institute of Technology Press.

Professor Harrington's research and writing focuses on all facets of international law, and she has presented her work at academic conferences around the world. Since joining the Albany Law School faculty, she has taught classes in international child rights, international organizations and public international law, as well as a professional responsibility seminar.

Most recently Professor Harrington was the Pilarcyzk Fellow in Graduate Legal Methodology Teaching at the McGill University Faculty of Law, where she also held several other scholarships and fellowships. Her doctoral thesis work at McGill addresses the impact of territorial anomalies on the international system and modern theories of statehood and sovereignty.

She has also served as a professor at the University of Montreal Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales summer programs and as a consultant to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.

Professor Harrington worked in private practice before pursuing her LL.M. in International Law from Albany Law School. While she worked toward her J.D. at Albany Law, she served as Professor Timothy Lytton's research assistant and also served as the editor-in-chief of the Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology.