UPDATES!

Oct 2019 (Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia): Talk on the Digital Era, Democratic Outcomes, and Antitrust

On Oct 1, 2019, I delivered a talk based on my latest research on how the digital era affects democratic outcomes and what, if any, could antitrust do about it. The talk, titled “GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple), Digital Dominance, and our Democratic Futures: Should Antitrust Battle Big Tech?”, was delivered as part of the Knowledge Exchange Lecture Series of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. To watch the talk (approximately an hour), please click on the video links below.

Part 1: https://youtu.be/vgj6dlzlcTk
Part 2: https://youtu.be/9rbDhOtEEO0
Part 3: https://youtu.be/g1Ib8RmblQs

TJU Knowledge Exchange Talk: Part 1
TJU Knowledge Exchange Talk: Part 2
TJU Knowledge Exchange Talk: Part 3


June 2019 (in Bucharest, Romania): My Interview on Global Competition Policy and Law

While in Romania, I was studio interviewed for my thoughts on global competition policy and the globalization of competition laws by Dr. Valentin Mircea, the former Vice-President of the Romanian Competition Council and currently a prominent antitrust lawyer in Europe. Please see this link: http://www.stateofcompetition.eu/. The YouTube video of the interview is below.


June 2019 (in Bucharest, Romania): Meeting with Dr. Bogdan Chirițoiu, President of the Romanian Competition Council (Consiliul Concurentei România)

My long-running research in global antitrust and competition laws has taken me to many places. And, on June 18, 2019, I was extremely delighted to hold discussions in Bucharest on Romanian competition law and related matters with the President of the Romanian Competition Council, Dr. Bogdan Chirițoiu, the top antitrust official in the country and one of the most widely-respected public authorities in Romania.

With Dr. Bogdan Chirițoiu, President of the Romanian Competition Council (Consiliul Concurentei România)

May 2019: Talk at Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC) Annual Meeting on Representative Government and Political Polarization

“The Arlen Specter Center: Engaging the Community through Non-Partisan Education and Discussion.” Talk delivered (with Evan Laine) at the ACSC Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., May 10, 2019

May-June 2018: Study Abroad Trip to India

For three weeks in May-June 2018, I joined with three fellow professors at Thomas Jefferson University to take a group of undergraduate students of different majors on a study tour of India. We landed in Kochi in the south and worked our way north with stops in Mumbai (Bombay), Jaipur, and New Delhi. We braved the intense summer heat of India (the highest we experienced was 110 F in Jaipur) even as we taught, learned, and enjoyed the travels together.

In the tea gardens of Munnar, Kerala. (I am standing third from the left.)
Professor Parakkal is busy teaching on the streets of Mumbai.

November 2017: Plenary Speaker/Round Table Discussion

Plenary Speaker: “Building Organizational Capacities for Tackling Policy and Regulatory Uncertainty.” 5th Biennial Competition, Regulation and Development Conference, CUTS International, Jaipur, India, November 11, 2017.


August 2017: Antitrust Research Talk

“The Globalization of Antitrust Laws.” Talk delivered at School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru, India on July 27, 2017.


July 2017: Antitrust Research Talk

“Global Governance and Multilateralism in Competition Policy.” Talk delivered at CUTS International, Jaipur, India on July 10, 2017.


April 2017: Philadelphia University President’s Award for Excellence

In spring 2017, I was awarded with my university’s highest honor for academic excellence, the University President’s Award for Excellence. The award recognizes one faculty member annually for their extraordinary scholarship, teaching, service, and other academic accomplishments since joining the University.


August 2015: Currency Reserves Research Talk

“Currency Hoarders: The Political Determinants of Excessive International Reserves.” Talk delivered at the Institute of Political Science at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) in Santiago, Chile, Aug 7, 2015.