The City Law School’s Professor Alan Riley has appeared at two major international conferences alongside some of the world’s most prominent political and diplomatic figures.
Professor Riley gave a presentation on the energy challenge earlier this month at the 7th Yalta Annual Meeting in Ukraine, where delegates included former US President Bill Clinton, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and President of the Ukraine, Mykola Azarov.
The Yalta conference, entitled ‘Ukraine and the World: Re-Thinking and Moving On’, was held by YES, an international body established to promote Ukraine in a wider economic, judicial and political context and to support its entry to the European Union.
Professor Riley, Director of the LLM Master’s programme at The City Law School, collaborated on the presentation with Valery Yazev, Vice Chairman of the Lower House of the Russian Federal Assembly, and Leonid Grigoriev, President of the Institute for Energy and Finance, Moscow.
Meanwhile, Professor Riley also appeared in October at the Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum run by US think-tank Atlantic Council.
Held in Istanbul, the high-profile forum featured speakers including Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani.
Commenting on his recent appearances, Professor Riley said: “We have a growing profile in the energy sector and I have been doing a lot of research work on the regulation and functioning of global gas markets. In addition, The City Law School now has a suite of energy-based Masters courses on the LLM as well as a dedicated energy LLM programme.”
He added: “As our capacity in this sector builds, the School’s reputation is increasing and as a result we are getting many more requests to speak at such significant international events.”