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Queen’s law professor receives prestigious Canada-US Fulbright award


Friday November 25, 2005, KINGSTON, Ont. -- Queen’s University law professor, Anita Anand, has been named a 2005 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar, a prestigious title reserved for a select few in Canada and the United States. Ms. Anand recently took up the position of Visiting Olin Scholar in Law and Economics at Yale Law School.

She is former Director of Research and Legal Counsel, of the Advisory Committee reviewing securities regulation in Ontario, and Researcher for the federal government’s Wise Persons’ Committee (2003) examining securities regulation. She is the author of “Securities Law in the Internet Age: Is ’Regulating by Analogy’ the Right Approach?” (Queen’s Law Journal, 2001). Her current research is focused on corporate governance and corporate crime.

Ms. Anand holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Queen’s University, an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence from Wadham College at Oxford University, a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University and a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. A widely published scholar, she received a Scholarly Paper Award from the Canadian Association of Law Teachers in 2003. Ms. Anand is currently a professor at the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University specializing in the corporate/securities law area.

As a Fulbrighter, Ms. Anand will analyze the costs and benefits of voluntary corporate governance regimes for capital markets stakeholders and the motivations that lead managers to adopt corporate governance practices voluntarily. With this information, capital market participants will be better able to establish where additional mandatory standards are needed and where voluntary compliance can be credibly relied upon. When Ms. Anand completes her sabbatical, she intends to return to Canada to continue her research and teaching. She will also seek to contribute to the ongoing public policy debate about the optimal corporate governance regime for this country.

“I have had the pleasure of following Dr. Anand’s career for some time,” said Dr. Michael K. Hawes, Executive Director of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America. “She is an extraordinary scholar who is destined to play a key role in our understanding of corporate governance. She is representative of everything that Fulbright hopes to achieve.”

Long regarded as the world’s premiere academic exchange program, the Fulbright attracts exceptional scholars from more than 150 countries worldwide. Among the fastest growing of the bilateral exchanges is the Canada-US Fulbright Program. Named for former U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright and supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs Canada and the United States Department of State, the Canada-US Fulbright Program has engaged more than eight hundred scholars in high-level academic exchanges since 1990.


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